Geneva, MINA – United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Prince Zeid Ra’ad Al-Hussein called for launching international criminal investigations into the violations committed against the Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar and bringing the perpetrators to international justice, SPA reported Tuesday.
In an emergency session of the Human Rights Council on the Rohingya situation and the continuing violations against them for decades, the UN Commissioner condemned widespread human rights violations in North Rakhine State against Rohingya Muslims committed by government forces, including murder, rape, minelaying, destruction of property and infrastructure, torture, attacks against places of worship and forced displacement, that are considered as genocide and crimes against humanity.
Prince Zeid condemned the refusal of international figures to name the Rohingyas in their name, similar to the Myanmar authorities, which deny their existence, persecute them and force them to flee the country.
He called for a halt to the Rohingya suffering for decades, pointing out to horrible reports of acts of genocide and crimes against humanity presented to his office by UN fact-finding missions from the Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh. (T/RS5/RS1)
Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)