The following complaint outlines serious breaches of the UK Government’s own CDC guidelines for its investment in the Irrawaddy Green Towers (IGT) operations in Alethankyaw, Rakhine State, Burma.
The complaint relates specifically to an incident in Alethankyaw, Maungdaw Township in August 2017 where a telephone tower that is part of IGT’s cellular network and leased to Norway’s Telenor, was used to aid Burma’s military as it carried out crimes against humanity against the local unarmed civilian population during the ongoing campaign of genocide. It is the aim of this complaint to have this thoroughly examined by an independent process, similar to the ongoing investigation by the Norwegian National Contact Point (NCP) under the Specific Instance Procedure of the OECD Guidelines for its investment in Telenori.
As the UK government has invested its citizens’ funds into IGT structures actively used by the Burma Army for genocide, the UK has a particular obligation to investigate fairly and without bias its connection to the atrocities in Alethankyaw so as to help ensure such crimes do not happen again.
We, the Committee Seeking Justice for Alethankyaw (CSJA), hope that the UK Government takes its own rules seriously on behalf of its citizens, who have become involved in the genocide in our land.
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