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Planned attacks targetting Rohingyas continue: OHCHR

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MNA Exclusive Desk: UN high commissioner for human rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein said on Monday that there are indications that well-organised attacks are continuing to target Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims. “In Myanmar, as the council is aware, there are clear indications of well-organised, widespread and systematic attacks continuing to target the Rohingyas in Rakhine state as an ethnic group, amounting possibly to acts of genocide if so established by a court of law,” he said. Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein was delivering his opening statement and global update of human rights concerns at the 38th session of the Human Rights Council ...

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UN calls for Myanmar war crimes panel

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MNA Exclusive Desk: The UN human rights chief on Wednesday called for a new body tasked with preparing criminal indictments over atrocities committed in Myanmar, after a similar panel was created for the Syrian conflict. The Geneva-based UN Human Rights Council has set up multiple investigations and fact-finding missions into major trouble spots, including an active one for Myanmar. But some have expressed concern over the limitations of those probes, which focus on gathering a broad range of evidence about alleged atrocities, rather than assembling specific legal cases against individuals that can be taken to court. In the Syrian case, ...

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