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HWPL Statement on Human Rights Crisis in Myanmar

 

We, Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light (HWPL), express deep
concern over the situation in Myanmar, which has caused casualties and posed
grave threats to human rights.
The recent efforts of the Myanmar military to suppress nonviolent protests have
led to dozens of deaths and hundreds of injuries. The number is still continuing to
increase.
Human life must not be disregarded in any circumstances. No conflict of interest
can justify violence against civilians, and no interest of any group can prevail over
human life.
Using violence to suppress peaceful protests and silence voices for change is
contrary to the will of the people of Myanmar. Authorities should respect people's
human rights and freedom of expression. We call on all relevant parties in
Myanmar to express regret at the ongoing situation and engage in dialogue to seek
a peaceful resolution. We are confident that the international community will
support this effort, which will contribute to security and peace not only in
Southeast Asia but also in other parts of the world.
We, HWPL, along with our members all over the globe are deeply concerned about
the harm caused to civilians by the escalating violence in Myanmar. International
attention is focused on Myanmar, and history will remember these moments. The
situation should be resolved in a just and peaceful way also for the sake of the
growing generation, who will learn from this crisis to build their future. We call on
all parties to refrain from repression or force and instead settle the crisis through
dialogue and consensus based on mutual respect and understanding. And we call
on the United Nations to take active measures so that the human rights and safety
of the people of Myanmar may be protected.
We ask the global family of peace to issue statements urging authorities and
civilians in Myanmar to pursue dialogue and seek a peaceful solution in order to
restore peace to the country.
In one voice, HWPL and all our members around the world express hope that the
ongoing crisis in Myanmar will be resolved peacefully through dialogue, not
violence, and we call on the international community to join us. 

Man Hee Lee, a peace advocate of HWPL, 
and HWPL members around the world

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