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Myanmar may be guilty of Rohingya genocide

Myanmar may be guilty of Rohingya genocide

The United Nations human rights chief, Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein, said in Geneva on Tuesday that Burmese security forces may be guilty of genocide, adding global pressure on Myanmar to be investigated for crimes against humanity.

He listed a series of human rights abuses alleged to have taken place.

Zeid said some about 626,000 Rohingya have fled since August, and many more are continuing to pour into Bangladesh.

More than 100 days have passed since an upsurge in violence in Myanmar's northern Rakhine state forced almost 626,000 Rohingya to flee for safety to Bangladesh.

"The allegations are numerous and many of extreme severity", Darusman said.

ZeidRa'ad al-Hussein was addressing a Human Rights Council session in Geneva.

Zeid, a Jordanian prince, cited the longtime segregation, exclusion and discrimination faced by the Rohingya.

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The rights chief then asked: "Considering Rohingyas' self-identify as a distinct ethnic group with their own language and culture - and [that they] are also deemed by the perpetrators themselves as belonging to a different ethnic, national, racial or religious group - given all of this, can anyone rule out that elements of genocide may be present?"

"Ultimately, this is a legal determination only a competent court can make", MrZeid told the council session in Geneva. Refugees arriving in Bangladesh said their homes were set on fire by soldiers and Buddhist mobs, and some reported being shot at by security forces.

A top Myanmar diplomat has rejected allegations by the United Nations human rights chief that the country's government has taken action to "dehumanize" Rohingya Muslims.

"My government is doing everything possible to deter these extremist acts", he said.

But Zeid said no Rohingya refugee should be repatriated without sustained human rights monitoring, to ensure they can live safely and in dignity, warning that continued dehumanising of the Muslim minority could fuel further violence and draw in other communities. A draft resolution urges Zeid's office to report on cooperation between Myanmar's government with United Nations rights monitors.

China, the Philippines and Burundi voted against the measure.

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