Damning UN Report: Myanmar Generals Should Be Prosecuted for Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity

«The gross human rights violations and abuses committed in Kachin, Rakhine, and Shan states,» the report charges, «undoubtedly amount to the gravest crimes under international law.»

Lalmoti, an elderly Rohingya Muslim woman, lies in a sling as her son and grandson ask for direction to the hospital in Kutupalong refugee camp, Bangladesh, Monday, Sept. 18, 2017. Bangladesh has been overwhelmed with more than 400,000 Rohingya who fled their homes in the last three weeks amid a crisis the U.N. describes as ethnic cleansing. Refugee camps were already beyond capacity and new arrivals were staying in schools or huddling in makeshift settlements with no toilets along roadsides and in open fields. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)

Following a United Nations Human Rights Council fact-finding mission in Myanmar, a damning U.N. report published Monday concludes that the nation's military leaders, including its top commander, should be further investigated and prosecuted for genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes committed against Rohingya Muslims in the wake of a

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How Rohingya Are Lynched and Held Responsible

Burma’s killing campaigns are now impossible to hide, and no clumsy government attempts at cover-up will conceal the facts.

A newly arrived Rohingya Muslim Mohamed Rafiq, center, comforts his wife Noora Khatum and his children as they reach Teknaf, Bangladesh, Friday, Sept. 29, 2017. He trekked to Bangladesh as part of an exodus of a half million people from Myanmar, the largest refugee crisis to hit Asia in decades. But after climbing out of a boat on a creek on Friday, Rafiq could go no further. He collapsed onto a muddy spit of land cradling his wife in his lap, a limp figure so exhausted and so hungry she could no longer walk or even raise her wrists. (AP/Gemunu Amarasinghe)

“In my four years as High Commissioner, I have heard many preposterous claims. That claim is almost in its own category of absurdity. Have you no shame, sir, have you no shame? We are not fools.” These were some of the remarks made by outgoing United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein, in his final briefing to the

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The Rohingya, Facing Turmoil in Exile, Welcomed Back to Myanmar With Words but Not Action

Dennis J. Bernstein spoke with filmmaker and human rights activist, Jeanne Hallacy, just back with horror stories from Myanmar and the massive Rohingya camps of over 700,000 in neighboring Bangladesh.

Wounded Rohingya refugees walk with the help of crutches as they await the arrival of a U.N. Security Council team at the Kutupalong Rohingya refugee camp in Kutupalong, Bangladesh, Sunday, April 29, 2018. A U.N. Security Council team visiting Bangladesh promised Sunday to work hard to resolve a crisis involving hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who have fled to the country to escape military-led violence in Myanmar. (AP/A.M. Ahad)

The English-language Bangkok Post reported on May 5 that the Rohingya refugees who return to Myanmar will be safe, according to the military there, as long as they stay confined to the camps being set up for them. Myanmar’s current commander-in-chief of the Armed Forces, Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, told a visiting delegation from the UN

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Oxford University’s Complicity in Myanmar’s Genocide Denial

Just as Suu Kyi dismisses allegations of genocide by Myanmar, Oxford University is passing off the genocide as “public relations” issue.

Aung San Suu Kyi when she was a Burmese pro-democracy campaigner walking with Andrew Dilnot, the Principal of St Hugh's College of the Oxford University, at a reception in Oxford in June 2012. (AP/Lefteris Pitarakis)

When reality goes off the chart of what is thinkable, fiction is no match.  That Oxford University’s most iconic living graduate Aung San Suu Kyi may find herself at the International Criminal Court for her “complicity of silence in crimes against humanity” and even a genocide will go down in history as one such extraordinary tale.  Yet as the UN

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UN Human Rights Commissioner Points to Genocide of Rohingya in Myanmar

“You cannot rule out the possibility that acts of genocide have been committed,» says United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein.

A Rohingya Muslim woman, who crossed over from Myanmar into Bangladesh, lies unconscious on the shore of the Bay of Bangal after the boat she was traveling in capsized at Shah Porir Dwip, Bangladesh, Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017. Nearly three weeks into a mass exodus of Rohingya fleeing violence in Myanmar, thousands were still flooding across the border Thursday in search of help and safety in teeming refugee settlements in Bangladesh. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, says “You cannot rule out the possibility that acts of genocide have been committed” against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar. Around 650,000 have fled Myanmar into Bangladesh since August where most have no other option than to remain in refugee camps at the Bangladesh

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Doctors Without Borders: Myanmar Military Killed Over 700 Rohingya Children

59 percent of the children were shot, while 15 percent burned to death in their homes, 7 percent succumbed to beatings and 2 percent were killed by landmines.

Rohingya woman Dildar Begum and her daughter Noor Kalima, who crossed over to Bangladesh recover at Sadar Hospital in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017. Begum said she and her daughter Noor Kalima, got stabbed by Myanmar soldiers and her husband was killed. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)

An estimate from Doctors Without Borders shows that at least 6,700 refugees have been killed during the first month of militarized persecution. At least 730 Rohingya children under the age of five have been mercilessly slaughtered by Myanmar police forces in an almost six-month crusade against the Muslim community, Doctors Without Borders

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