Sun. Apr 21st, 2019

Myanmar armed force Chief must be prosecuted: United Nations

Myanmar armed force Chief must be prosecuted: United Nations

Myanmar’s military boss ought to be prosecuted for destruction against the Rohingya Muslim minority, an UN human rights agent stated, adding that considering culprits responsible for violations was important before evacuees who fled the nation could return.

Yanghee Lee, the United Nations’ Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Myanmar, was talking amid an visit to Thailand and Bangladesh, where she met authorities and Rohingya driven out of western Rakhine state after a military crackdown in 2017.

“Min Aung Hlaing and others ought to be considered responsible for massacre in Rakhine and for wrongdoings against humankind and atrocities in different parts of Myanmar,” said Lee, who is banished from the nation, alluding to the military’s president.

Her meeting denoted the first run through Lee has openly required the military boss to be prosecuted for destruction. An UN certainty discovering mission on Myanmar a year ago said that the military battle, which evacuees state included mass killings and assault, was coordinated with “destructive purpose” and prescribed charging Min Aung Hlaing and five different commanders with the “gravest violations under global law”.

Since August 2017 about 730,000 Rohingya have fled Rakhine to Bangladesh, where they currently live packed camps.

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