UN: Netherlands, Kuwait Support Charges against Myanmar


Washington, MINA — UN representatives of the Netherlands and Kuwait said Monday they support the organization’s demand for genocide charges against the Myanmar army for their persecution of Rohingya Muslims, Anadolu Agency reported.

“We are very concerned about the atrocities committed there and call for accountability and to refer the situation in Myanmar to the ICC,” Netherlands’ permanent representative to the UN Karel van Oosterom said before a UN Security Council meeting.

Kuwait’s permanent representative to the UN Mansour Al-Otaibi also said his country supports the establishment of an international mechanism to punish those responsible for the crimes committed in the Rakhine state.

“Today’s report is a very documented report with pictures and videos of these atrocities,” Otaibi said. “We support accountability and I will talk about this at the UN Security Council meeting on Myanmar tomorrow.”

The UN Security Council will meet Tuesday to discuss the situation in Myanmar and the report by the UN fact finding mission.

The UN Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar called on top Myanmar’s top military officials, including commander-in-chief Staff Min Aung Hlaing, to be tried at the International Criminal Court (ICC) for genocide committed against Rohingya Muslims.

“Military necessity would never justify killing indiscriminately, gang-raping women, assaulting children, and burning entire villages. (T/RS5/RS1)

Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)

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