• Monday, May 16, 2022

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Rohingyas victims of genocide, say human rights law group

Rohingyas queue for relief supplies at the Naybara refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar. (Photo: ED JONES/AFP/Getty Images)

By: Keerthi Mohan

There is a reasonable basis to conclude that Myanmar military committed genocide against Rohingya Muslims, a human rights law group contracted by the US State Department said. The law group – Washington-based Public International Law and Policy Group (PILPG) – was assigned to interview refugees as part of an investigation into atrocities against Rohingya Muslims and their report is due to be released on Monday (3), reported Reuters. A US State Department report released in September had stopped short of describing the crackdown as genocide. A declaration of genocide could mean Washington taking stronger punitive measures against Myanmar. In an advisory…

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