August 27, 2018
Written By: 
Adam Withnall

 

UN investigators have for the first time declared the violence against Rohingya Muslims in northern Myanmar to be a campaign of genocide.

 

In a damning final report from their fact-finding mission, observers said Myanmar’s commander-in-chief and five other named generals should face prosecution for acting with “genocidal intent”, crimes against humanity and war crimes. 

 

It is by far the strongest condemnation yet from the international community for a widespread military crackdown by the authorities in Rakhine state, which began on 25 August last year. The army said it had been responding to violent attacks by a Rohingya Muslim militant group.

 

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