UN calls for prosecution of Myanmar's top soldiers for genocide

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Read: 474     11:31     18 September 2018    

The U.N. has called on Tuesday for the prosecution of Myanmar's top soldiers and officers by an 'international court' for genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes.


Rohingya Muslims have faced four of five prohibited acts defined as genocide at the hand of Myanmar army, the U.N. also said in a statement on Tuesday.

Since Aug. 25, 2017, more than 750,000 refugees, mostly children and women, have fled Myanmar and crossed into Bangladesh after Myanmar forces launched a crackdown on the minority Muslim community, according to Amnesty International.

More than 40 per cent of the displaced Rohingya are under age 12, according to the UN and many others are elderly people requiring additional aid and protection.

The settlements in Kutupalong and Nayapara in Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar district host nearly all who arrived from Myanmar.

The Rohingya, described by the UN as the world's most persecuted people, have faced heightened fears of attack since dozens were killed in communal violence in 2012.

The UN documented mass gang rapes, killings -- including of infants and young children -- brutal beatings, and disappearances committed by security personnel.



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UN calls for prosecution of Myanmar's top soldiers for genocide

2018/09/1537253891.jpg
Read: 475     11:31     18 September 2018    

The U.N. has called on Tuesday for the prosecution of Myanmar's top soldiers and officers by an 'international court' for genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes.


Rohingya Muslims have faced four of five prohibited acts defined as genocide at the hand of Myanmar army, the U.N. also said in a statement on Tuesday.

Since Aug. 25, 2017, more than 750,000 refugees, mostly children and women, have fled Myanmar and crossed into Bangladesh after Myanmar forces launched a crackdown on the minority Muslim community, according to Amnesty International.

More than 40 per cent of the displaced Rohingya are under age 12, according to the UN and many others are elderly people requiring additional aid and protection.

The settlements in Kutupalong and Nayapara in Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar district host nearly all who arrived from Myanmar.

The Rohingya, described by the UN as the world's most persecuted people, have faced heightened fears of attack since dozens were killed in communal violence in 2012.

The UN documented mass gang rapes, killings -- including of infants and young children -- brutal beatings, and disappearances committed by security personnel.



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