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News code: 26424
Published Date: Monday 15 October 2018 - 12:30:44
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Myanmar Buddhists rally to support military in crimes against Rohingya

Myanmar Buddhists rally to support military in crimes against Rohingya
World  - Myanmar’s extremist Buddhists rally in Yangon to voice support for the military’s state-sponsored crackdown campaign against Rohingya Muslims, vowing to “fight back” any international attempt to bring their top generals to justice for the crimes they perpetrate against the country’s unwanted minority community, Press TV reported.

Several thousand anti-Muslim and pro-military Buddhists marched through Yangon on Sunday, holding portraits of Myanmar's military chief, General Min Aung Hlaing, who has been referred by the UN to the International Criminal Court (ICC) for prosecution over actions that could amount to genocide and crimes against humanity during the crackdown he has been leading against Rohingya Muslims, Press TV added.

The campaign - which the UN described as the textbook example of ethnic cleansing campaign - has seen mass killings, torture, and gang rape of Rohingya Muslim as well as arson attacks against their homes and farms in Rakhine.

Since August 2017, around 700,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled their villages and crossed the border into Bangladesh, where they live in overcrowded camps with limited access to food, medicine and education.

Sunday's rally was staged weeks after the UN's fact-finding mission singled out Myanmar's military chief and five fellow senior generals in a report on the Rohingya crackdown case, and said they should be prosecuted at the ICC for committing the gravest crimes under international law against the Rohingya "with genocidal intent."

 

News Code: 26424
Published Date: Monday 15 October 2018 - 12:30:44
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