MNA Exclusive Desk: Over 100 British Parliamentarians have said it is time for the UK to state that Myanmar’s military should be referred to ICC for their appalling ‘security operations’ against the Rohingya, described as ethnic cleansing and possibly genocide by OHCHR.
‘It’s time for the British government to unequivocally state that the situation in Myanmar should be referred to the International Criminal Court,’ they said.
The Parliamentarians wrote to British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson on Wednesday seeking measures in line with their call.
‘I’ve sent a letter to the Foreign Secretary signed by over 100 Parliamentarians calling for an ICC referral for Myanmar’s military general Min Aung Hlaing,’ Rushanara Ali MP wrote on her Facebook wall sharing the letter.
Rushanara said thousands of Rohingya women have also been raped by the military, security forces and by mobs and militias supported by the military.
‘The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights described what is happening to the Rohingya people as a military campaign in which you cannot rule out the possibility that acts of genocide have been committed,’ she said, adding that there must be accountability for the horrific crimes committed against the Rohingya people.
The letter mentioned that they must work to build an international consensus to convince China and Russia for their positive role in the UN Security Council.