Myanmar ‘unwilling’ to investigate Rohingya abuse, says UN rights envoy

Hundreds of thousands of Rohingyas have been displaced and are living in camps in Bangladesh following a brutal military crackdown against the Muslim community in Rakhine state last year. – EPA pic, October 9, 2018.

MYANMAR is “unable and unwilling” to investigate its abuses against Rohingya Muslims, a UN rights envoy has said, bolstering calls for the country’s generals to be hauled up before an international court.

A UN fact-finding mission has called for Myanmar’s top brass to be investigated for genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes over a brutal crackdown against Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine state that forced more than 720,000 of the beleaguered minority to flee the country to Bangladesh.

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