UN official convinced Myanmar’s actions constitute genocide
A UN official investigating human rights in Myanmar, Yanghee Lee , on Monday called for an immediate investigation into “clearance operations” in Rakhine State, stating she is increasingly convinced the state’s actions amount to genocide.
Lee called for a thorough investigation into the “alleged crimes that were committed in Rakhine State since October 9, 2016 and August 25, 2017, and for the violations that continue today.”
Experts of the UN Fact-finding Mission on Myanmar have reported [press release] that Myanmar security forces have committed “clearance operations,” driving nearly 700,000 Rohingya refugees into Bangladesh since August.
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