A United Nations report into the ongoing ethnic cleansing being carried out by Myanmar’s military against its Rohingya Muslim minority has concluded that senior military figures should be investigated for genocide and crimes against humanity.
The report calls for the case to be referred to the International Criminal Court. It also refers to “severe, systemic, and institutionalised oppression” meted out to Rohingya people “from birth to death” by the Myanmar state. Among the documented crimes are torture, rape, and enslavement.
A further report is expected on 18 September. The latest attacks against the Rohingya began in August 2017, notionally in response to Islamist militants targeting Myanmar police.
Up to 700,000 people have fled as a result of the attacks.