UN urges to punish perpetrators of Rohingya attacks

MNA Exclusive Desk: The UN Security Council urged Myanmar’s government on Wednesday to fulfil its commitment to hold perpetrators of violence against Rohingya Muslims, reported news agency.

The council press statement made no mention of the appeal by four human rights groups on Tuesday for the Security Council to refer Myanmar to the International Criminal Court for alleged crimes against humanity, including targeting the Rohingya.

The four rights groups — Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, the Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect, and Fortify Rights — said Myanmar’s government is incapable of bringing those responsible for such crimes to justice.

The council statement on Wednesday reaffirmed its most significant pronouncement on the Rohingya, a presidential statement it adopted in November.

That statement stressed ‘the importance of undertaking transparent investigations into allegations of human rights abuses and violations … and of holding to account all those responsible for such acts to provide justice for victims.’