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Myanmar rejects UN probe findings of Rohingya ‘genocide’

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By: Keerthi Mohan

Myanmar on Wednesday (29) rejected the findings of a UN investigation alleging genocide by its military against the Rohingya, after the US and other countries joined growing calls for them to face justice. Mainly Buddhist Myanmar has come under immense pressure this week over last year’s military crackdown that pushed more than 700,000 of the Muslim minority into Bangladesh. On Monday the UN probe detailed evidence of genocide and crimes against humanity “perpetrated on a massive scale” against the Rohingya, including acts of rape, sexual violence and mass killings. In a UN Security Council session a day later, several countries – including the US, Britain, France and Sweden – called for Myanmar’s military leaders to be…

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