A recent report of Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar states that about 600,000 Rohingya who remained inside Myanmar are living under threat of genocide. These Rohingyas also face systematic persecution and ethnicity discrimination.
The Chairman of the Fact-Finding Mission Marzuki Darusman said, “The threat of genocide continues for the remaining Rohingya.”
“Myanmar is failing in its obligation to prevent genocide, to investigate genocide and to enact effective legislation criminalizing and punishing genocide.” He added.
A report which has been published last year by FFM documented Myanmar military of killings, gang rape and fire-raising villages which forced more than 730,000 people to flee western Rakhine state for neighbouring Bangladesh in August 2017.
The report includes much new information about human rights abuses resulting from the Tatmadaw and it’s going to be presented to the Human Rights Council on Tuesday.
The new report detailed the accusations on “torture and ill-treatment” of suspected insurgents, and says sexual and gender-based violence by the Myanmar military “remains a prominent feature of the conflicts in Shan and Kachin States”. The Myanmar military has cut the lifelines of ethnic Rakhine communities by blocking internet access and restrictions on freedom and movement seem prominent so that inhabitants cannot make a living or get food.
The FFM report says the evidence it gathered from nearly 1,300 interviews with witnesses and thoroughly documented human rights abuses in Rakhine, Chin, Shan, Kachin and Karen States. The report also says the huge number of brutal human rights violations committed in Myanmar requires many avenues of justice. Calling upon the UN Security Council to refer Myanmar to the International Criminal Court or to establish necessary tribunal against their heinous crimes.