Rohingyas in Myanmar genocide
U.S. President Joe Biden’s administration has formally labeled myanmar’s violent crackdown on the Rohingyas, a Muslim minority in the country, as genocide and crime against humanity. U.S. officials have confirmed that to Reuters.
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken will announce the decision Monday at the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington. There is currently an exhibition about the conditions in which the Rohingyas have to live.
Fourteen months ago, when he took office, Blinken promised to provide a new investigation into the suffering that has been inflicted on this population group in Myanmar.
Myanmar’s national forces launched a military operation in 2017 that drove at least 730,000 Rohingyas from their homes. Most fled to neighbouring Bangladesh, where the vast majority of the population is Muslim.
There, the Rohingyas told their stories about the countless cases of murder, rape and arson. More than enough evidence has been collected for this. In 2021, the military seized power in Myanmar.
US officially calls violence against Rohingyas in Myanmar genocide
UN also calls the violence genocide
The United States is not the first to condemn the violence in Myanmar. The United Nations already stated in 2018 that there was genocide in the country. The organization called the violence “a textbook example of ethnic cleansing.”
In 2020, the International Court of Justice ruled that Myanmar is doing too little to protect Rohingyas from the danger in the country.
The court demanded that Myanmar demonstrate in future reports how it protects the Rohingya population from violence.
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