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Genocide prosecutions cannot be ruled out in Myanmar says UN Rights Chief

The United Nations Human Rights Chief said future prosecutions for genocide could not be ruled out in assessing the mass atrocities in Myanmar.

The rights chief criticised Burmese leader Aung San Suu Kyi's inaction on the situation and refusal to use the term “Rohingya,” adding “to strip their name from them is dehumanising to the point where you begin to believe anything is possible.”

Speaking to the BBC Zeid Ra’ad al Hussein, said,

“The elements suggest you cannot rule out the possibility that acts of genocide have been committed. It’s very hard to establish the thresholds are high. But it wouldn’t surprise me in the future if the court were to make such a finding on the basis of what we see.”

Almost 2/3 of the Rohingya population in Myanmar have fled the country . UN investigators have heard Rohingya testimony of a “consistent, methodical pattern of killlings, torture, rape and arson,” said the United Nations human Rights Chief.

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