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ISCI declares Myanmar’s violence against Rohingya a genocide

The International State Crime Initiative (ISCI) has declared Myanmar’s state violence against Rohingya Muslims a genocide, in its latest report this week.

The ISCI, based in London, said in a press release that its latest report “presents irrefutable evidence of the final stages of genocide; mass annihilation and symbolic enactment, both of which remove the victim group from the country’s collective history”.

“The parallels between the situation in Myanmar and other genocides are stark,” said Professor Penny Green from Queen Mary’s School of Law and Director of ISCI. “The treatment of the Rohingya is reminiscent of that of the Jews in Germany in the 1930s”.

“They have been ghettoised, denied the right to a livelihood, rounded up and executed. Now the Myanmar state is obliterating all trace of Rohingya and simultaneously re-making society in northern Rakhine state, the final stage of genocide.”

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