News 12 february — 15:15

UN official cites horrific crimes against Rohingya


A member of the United Nation's fact-finding mission on Myanmar has told of horrific accounts of violence against Rohingya, Anadolu Agency reports.

"Firstly, the killing of young men and secondly, terrible sexual violence against women and girls especially in large houses and detention centers. And there was also brutality toward children by separating them from their parents. Sometimes they were throwing them into fires," Radhika Coomaraswamy told Anadolu Agency in an interview.

A UN report released in September 2018 documented serious violations against Rohingya Muslims as well as against other minorities including genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes. 

"We have identified six generals to be investigated for genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes," Coomaraswamy told Anadolu Agency.

"What is happening now in Rakhine state, there seem to be new military campaigns and we were really worried because there has been an increase in the number of refugees now after a year," said 

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