mandag 21. mars 2022

Myanmar Rohingya violence is genocide, US says

The Biden administration has declared that Myanmar's military has committed genocide against the Rohingya minority. The US has seen evidence pointing to a clear intent to destroy the Rohingya, with reports of killings, mass rape and arson, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Monday. Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims have fled Myanmar since the military crackdown that began in 2017. More than 6,000 people were killed in the first month of the onslaught.

Speaking at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington DC, Mr Blinken called the attacks against Rohingya "widespread and systematic".