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‘Planning and organisation’ went into State-led Rohingya violence

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THE widespread and systematic nature of the State-led violence against Rohingya Muslims in Burma (Myanmar) “points to prior planning and organisation,” according to a new report released Monday by the UN Fact-finding Mission on Myanmar.

They also said any attempt to deny the atrocities being committed in Kachin, Shan and Rakhine states was “untenable,” and pushed for an independent body to start collecting evidence to prosecute those responsible at the International Criminal Court (ICC).

Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar, Yanghee Lee (R) gives her report next to the Chairperson of the Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar Marzuki Darusman, during the Human Rights Council at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, March 12, 2018. Source: Reuters/Denis Balibouse

“The body of information and materials we are collecting is concrete and overwhelming,” Marzuki Darusman, former Indonesian Attorney-General and chair of the Fact-Finding Mission said when delivering........

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