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Myanmar Military Atrocities Against Rohingya May Be Genocide

Myanmar Military Atrocities Against Rohingya May Be Genocide

"Given all of this, can anyone rule out that elements of genocide may be present?" he asked.

He cited a long list of atrocities that Rohingya who have fled to Bangladesh say they have suffered, describing them as "acts of appalling barbarity".

The US House of Representatives has passed a resolution condemning "ethnic cleansing" of Rohingyas and urging immediate restoration of humanitarian access to the Rakhine state, where unrest has forced over 600,000 Rohingya Muslims to flee to Bangladesh.

Up until this point, United Nations officials have described the crisis as "ethnic cleansing" but the term genocide would increase pressure on officials in Myanmar.

Zeid al-Hussein urged the United Nations to set up a new mechanism to allow criminal prosecutions of individuals suspected to be responsible.

However, while ethnic cleansing is not a designated offence under global law, genocide is the most serious of atrocity crimes.

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Myanmar does not accept its jurisdiction, meaning the UN Security Council's unanimous support would be needed to force an investigation.

The resolution said the 47-member body is "alarmed" by statements and reports of grave violations against the Rohingya that have been carried out in a "systematic, targeted and deliberate" way by security forces with the help of unspecified "non-state actors". Myanmar's army says it has been targeting Rohingya militants.

Officials at the United Nations have said they can not rule out the possibility of genocide being conducted against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar by government soldiers.

Zeid said some about 626,000 Rohingya have fled since August, and many more are continuing to pour into Bangladesh.

Bangladesh and Myanmar agreed on November 23 to start the return of Rohingya within two months.

The U.N. human rights chief says actions by Myanmar's government to "dehumanize" the Rohingya minority are likely to fan more violence and draw in communities from across the region.


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