Myanmar: UN Reports Evidence of “Genocidal Intent” against Minorities

Washington

In response to a United Nations fact finding mission report on Myanmar, which recommends that the country’s army commander and other senior officers face trial in an international court on possible charges of genocide against Rohingya Muslims and crimes against humanity committed in Rakhine, Kachin, and Shan States, Freedom House released the following statement:

“The United Nations investigation of Myanmar confirms what has long been reported about the gross human rights abuses by Myanmar’s military, which is conducting a campaign of systematic violence against minority ethnic and religious groups, largely with impunity,” said Michael J. Abramowitz, president of Freedom House. “The perpetrators of these crimes must be held accountable. It is past time for the  United Nations Security Council to ask the International Criminal Court to determine responsibility and bring the wrong-doers to justice.”

Myanmar is rated Partly Free in Freedom in the World 2018, Not Free in Freedom of the Press 2017, and Not Free in Freedom on the Net 2017

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