U.N. SECURITY COUNCIL DEMANDS ACCOUNTABILITY FOR VIOLENCE IN MYANMAR’S RAKHINE

UNITED NATIONS, The Security Council, on Wednesday, demanded accountability for violence against ethnic minority Rohingyas, in Myanmar’s Rakhine State, since Aug, 2017.

“The members of the Security Council, in light of the importance of undertaking transparent investigations, into allegations of human rights abuses and violations, urge the government of Myanmar to fulfil … its stated commitment, to holding accountable perpetrators of violence, including sexual violence and abuse, and violence against children,” said the Security Council, in a press statement.

The statement was issued after a trip by Security Council members to Myanmar and Bangladesh.

According to UN figures, around 70,000 Rohingya people crossed the border to Bangladesh, after the outbreak of large-scale acts of violence, in Aug last year.

The Security Council travelled to Bangladesh and Myanmar between Apr 28 and May 1.

The members of the council visited the refugee camps in the city of Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, where they met Rohingya refugees.

Myanmar signed an agreement with Bangladesh, on the return of displaced people from Bangladesh, in Nov, last year, announcing a readiness to start the process on Jan 23.

Source: NAM News Network