Rohingya Muslims – level 3

27-01-2020 07:00

An independent committee that was appointed by the Myanmar government released its findings about possible abuses during the military actions in Rakhine State in 2017.

The committee said that it did not find any evidence of genocide against Rohingya Muslims; however, it said that war crimes and serious human rights violations took place.

Since 2017, thousands of Rohingya Muslims have died, and more than 700,000 have fled to neighboring Bangladesh during persecution and alleged ethnic cleansing. The Myanmar government said that it was fighting extremism.

Critics say that the report is just an attempt to hide unpleasant truth. It was released just days before the United Nation’s top court is expected to issue a decision on a request for emergency measures in a genocide case against Myanmar.

Difficult words: human rights violation (a crime against someone’s rights to live as person), persecution (attacks on people because of how they are different), ethnic cleansing (the situation when one group of people make another group of people leave a place or kill them), extremism (very strong opinions).

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