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Yanghee Lee: An international tribunal should be set up for Rohingya genocide

  • Published at 03:58 pm January 23rd, 2020
Photo shows a rohingya camp in Cox 's Bazar Mahmud Hossain Opu/Dhaka Tribune

China cannot be a global leader if it ignores such atrocities, she says

UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar, Yanghee Lee, has said the United Nations (UN) should set up an “International Adhoc Tribunal” for the Rohingya genocide in Myanmar.

She said this at a press conference to brief about her mission carried out between January 15-23 in Thailand and Bangladesh, at Le Méridien Hotel, Dhaka on Thursday.

Lee said it is very shameful that China and Russia, being UN security council members, have not taken any action against Myanmar about the Rohingya genocide.

“China cannot be a global leader if it ignores such atrocities,” she added.

On August 2017, some 750,000 Rohingya fled to Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh to escape from the Myanmar military’s brutal crackdown on innocent Rohingya community in Rakhine state.

Around 1.1 million forcibly displaced Rohingyas are now living in make-shift camps in Cox’s Bazar.

The UN Fact-Finding Mission described it as having genocidal intent.