Myanmar’s military accused of genocide in damning UN report

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Myanmar’s military accused of genocide in damning UN report

Mission concludes army has carried out ‘gravest crimes’ against Rohingya in Rakhine and minorities elsewhere

Myanmar’s military has been accused of genocide against the Rohingya in Rakhine state in a damning UN report that alleged the army was responsible for war crimes and crimes against humanity against minorities across the country.

The report, based on a fact-finding mission, said it found conclusive evidence that the actions of the country’s armed forces, known as the Tatmadaw, “undoubtedly amounted to the gravest crimes under international law” in Rakhine as well as in Kachin and Shan, states also riven by internal conflicts.

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