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10 March, 2018 00:00 00 AM / LAST MODIFIED: 10 March, 2018 02:31:22 AM
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UN rights boss wants Myanmar referred to ICC

Aljazeera

The UN human rights chief yesterday called for all atrocities committed against Myanmar's Rohingyas to be referred to the International Criminal Court (ICC) for prosecution, reports Al Jazeera. Prince Zeid bin Ra'ad Zeid al-Hussein, who has previously described Myanmar's campaign against the Rohingya as a "textbook case of ethnic cleansing", also urged the country to allow monitors into restricted areas to investigate what he called suspected "acts of genocide". If they want to disprove the allegations of serious violations against the Rohingya, "invite us in" to Rakhine State, Zeid told a news conference in Geneva. "We are saying there are strong suspicions that, yes, acts of genocide may have taken place. But only a court can confirm this," the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights added.

Al-Hussein's comments come after Myanmar National Security Adviser Thaung Tun said on Thursday that "if it was genocide, they [Rohingya] would all be driven out".

He added: "We have often heard many accusations that there is ethnic cleansing or even genocide in Myanmar. And I've said it before and I'll say it again - it is not the policy of the government, and this we can assure you. Although there are accusations, we would like to have clear evidence."

Ro Nay San Lwin, a Rohingya activist, said the UN's announcement was "long overdue." "It is very important to prosecute Myanmar leaders at the ICC and to end this ongoing genocide," Lwin told Al Jazeera. "More than a million Rohingya are seeking justice. The Myanmar military and government have been committing crimes against humanity and genocide for over 40 years.

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