'Acts of genocide' suspected against Myanmar's Rohingya: UN

A woman holds a placard reading 'stop to the massacre of Rohingya' as she takes part in a rally in Paris on September 16, 2017, to protest the situation of Rohingya refugees fleeing Myanmar's Arakan State. Photo: THOMAS SAMSON / AFP

GENEVA, March 7 (Reuters) - The United Nations human rights chief said on Wednesday that he strongly suspected that "acts of genocide" may have taken place against Muslim Rohingyas in Myanmar's northern Rakhine state since August.

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Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein, in a speech to the UN Human Rights Council, also said that reports of bulldozing of mass graves in Myanmar showed a "deliberate attempt by the authorities to destroy evidence of potential international crimes, including possible crimes against humanity".

"A recent announcement that seven soldiers and three police officers will be brought to justice for the alleged extra-judicial killing of ten Rohingya men is grossly insufficient," Zeid told the Geneva forum. 


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