UN: Genocide in Myanmar continues

Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar are still suffering a genocide, UN investigators stated to the organisation’s Security Council and called for international court proceedings.

French news agency AFP reports that on Wednesday, October 24, Marzuki Darusman, chairman of the UN Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar, stated that apart from mass killings of 10 000 people, the conflict included the ostracization of the population, prevention of births, and widespread displacement in camps.

Its report claimed that Myanmar’s top generals, including Commander-in-Chief Min Aung Hlaing, must be investigated and tried for genocide in Rakhine state at the International Criminal Court in The Hague or before an ad hoc tribunal.

The government of Myanmar has denied accusations that its military committed atrocities in the crackdown last year that forced 720,000 Rohingya to flee over the border to Bangladesh.

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