UN Condemns Atrocities Against Myanmar’s Rohingya, Other Minorities

The UN Human Rights office reports the Myanmar military continues to attack, persecute and commit gross violations against the Rohingya Muslims three years after similar actions triggered a mass exodus of more than 750,000 Rohingya to Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh.  The report has been submitted to the UN Human Rights Council.

Myanmar military operations three years ago have created a terrible human rights crisis, which is far from being resolved.  A UN fact-finding mission in 2019 concluded many of the violations by the military amounted to crimes against humanity, in some cases bordering on genocide.

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michele Bachelet says the Rohingya and other minorities are increasingly victimized by the armed conflict in Rakhine and Chin States.  She says civilians are subject to disappearances and extra-judicial killings, arbitrary arrests, torture and deaths in custody.

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Lisa Schlein