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NHRC chief: Myanmar military should be brought to justice

  • Published at 03:23 pm November 16th, 2017
NHRC chief: Myanmar military should be brought to justice
National Human Rights Commission Chairman Kazi Rezaul Hoque on Wednesday said Myanmar army officials responsible for the atrocities on Rohingyas should be brought to justice. He made the remarks during a courtesy call by the newly joined UN Resident Coordinator Mia Seppo at his residence. The two discussed various human rights issues in Bangladesh, including women, children, religious and ethnic minority rights. During the meeting, Kazi Rezaul Hoque briefed Mia Seppo about the ongoing Rohingya crisis pointing out that more than 600,000 Rohingyas have fled to Bangladesh because of the persecution by Myanmar army since August 25. Seppo also raised her concern about the recent human rights violation of the Rohingya people in Myanmar and acknowledged the role of Bangladesh in providing humanitarian support to them. The NHRC chairman later urged her to continue supporting Bangladesh in resolving the crisis and create pressure on Myanmar government to take back the Rohingyas. The UN Resident Coordinator also assured that she will extend all support from her end to the commission regarding the issue.