News 12 october — 14:15

Bangladesh: Citizen commission to probe Rohingya abuse

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Citizens in Bangladesh on Wednesday formed a commission to investigate genocide in Myanmar’s western Rakhine state which has forced thousands of Rohingya to flee their homes, Anadolu Agency reports.

The 35-member commission is headed by a former Supreme Court Justice Shamsul Huda, and includes two former army chiefs.

Shamsuddin Chowdhry, a member of the commission, told Anadolu Agency that they will create international awareness over the issue in order to pressurize the Myanmar government.

“Our work will be to first stop the torture on Rohingya refugees, and then create a favorable environment for them to return home,” he said.

He added: “Lastly, we want punishment for those who committed these crimes.”

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