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Myanmar Rohingya: UN says military leaders must face genocide charges (BBC)

Myanmar Rohingya: UN says military leaders must face genocide charges (BBC)

A UN report has said top military figures in Myanmar must be investigated for genocide in Rakhine state and crimes against humanity in other areas.

The report, based on hundreds of interviews, is the strongest condemnation from the UN so far of violence against Rohingya Muslims.

The army’s tactics are “consistently and grossly disproportionate to actual security threats”, it says.

At least 700,000 Rohingya fled violence in Myanmar in the past 12 months.

The report names six senior military figures it believes should go on trial and sharply criticises Myanmar’s de facto leader, Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, for failing to intervene to stop attacks. Read more

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