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U.N. Calls for Genocide Charges Against Leaders of Myanmar’s Military

U.N. Calls for Genocide Charges Against Leaders of Myanmar’s Military by Jon Emont – Wall Street Journal

The United Nations said leaders of Myanmar’s military should be prosecuted for genocide of the Rohingya minority in a landmark report Tuesday that criticized the world body’s own agencies for not doing enough to confront the government over human rights.

The 444-page report provides the most detailed and haunting look yet at the massacres and other actions taken against the Rohingya, a Muslim minority, which left 10,000 people dead and drove some 700,000 into neighboring Bangladesh.

Satellite imagery, interviews with victims and graphic photographs of wounds inflicted on survivors painted a picture of large-scale organization and brutality, the report said. In one example, the report described a coordinated navy and army operation to fire on the seaside village of Koe Tan Kauk from land and sea. As residents fled, soldiers stormed in, slaughtered people with knives and burned the community to the ground…

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