A United Nations fact-finding mission that investigated atrocities committed against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar’s Rakhine state issued a report on Tuesday detailing violence by security forces and calling for the prosecution of top military commanders as well as the removal of the country’s powerful Tatmadaw (military) from politics.
The 444-page report by the three-person panel established by a mandate of the U.N.-backed Human Rights Council, presents extensive findings and fresh descriptions of serious human rights violations and abuses carried out against civilians primarily by the military, as well as violations of international humanitarian law in Rakhine, Kachin, and Shan states.
As in the initial report issued on Aug. 27, the comprehensive report says Myanmar commander-in-chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing and other top military leaders should be prosecuted for genocide against the Rohingya for a campaign that began in late August 2017 that killed thousands and drove some 700,000 of the Muslim ethnic minority into Bangladesh.
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