Deaths in Myanmar – level 3

31-10-2019 07:00

The 600,000 Muslim Rohingya that remain in Myanmar face systematic persecution and live under the threat of genocide. More than 730,000 escaped from attacks and found safety in Bangladesh.

In a two-and-a-half-year fact-finding mission, UN investigators discovered that Myanmar military carried out “clearance operations” in 2017, and they subjected Rohingya to terrible human crimes like torture, sexual violence, and ill treatment.

Last month, the UN reported that 600,000 Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar still face the threat of genocide — and the country’s government is doing nothing to stop the crimes.

On Tuesday, the leader of the fact-finding mission informed the UN human rights council that the situation of the Rohingya in Rakhine state is serious.

According to the Associated Press, the Myanmar government is not following international humanitarian law and is doing nothing to stop these abuses. Rohingya are subjected to segregation, discrimination, and all sorts of brutalities.

Difficult words: systematic persecution (regular attacks against people because they are different), segregation (keeping different peoples apart), brutality (a cruel or violent act).

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