Systematic rape

  • How much more evidence is needed?
- The Daily Star

Dec 15, 2017-

The horrific use of rape by Myanmar’s armed forces. It must, however, be remembered that this is not the first time that such atrocities by the Myanmar armed forces have come to light. There is no dearth of similar accounts from Rohingya women and girls even, which simply goes to show that the Myanmar armed forces have indeed been attempting to carry out a campaign of ethnic cleansing against the Rohingyas at the very least. Ever since the latest round of Rohingya exodus from Myanmar began, newspapers in Bangladesh and a section of the global media have repeatedly reported how Rohingyas were subjected to brutal and humiliating treatment and torture, and widespread sexual violence, including indiscriminate rapes. Moreover, thousands of Rohingyas have testified to witnessing mass killings by the Myanmar armed forces. The overwhelming evidence that has come out till now completely nullifies the Myanmar government’s ongoing denials of the widespread atrocities that have been committed against the Rohingyas by its armed forces. The crimes committed against the Rohingyas must be addressed through the international criminal justice system.

Published: 15-12-2017 08:24

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