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UN plans to amass evidence on genocide on Rohingyas

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BSS, Dhaka :
United Nations Special Adviser on Genocide Prevention Adama Dieng yesterday said the UN planned to amass evidence of genocide on Rohingyas through a judicial investigation.
Adama Dieng said this during a meeting with National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Chairman Kazi Reazul Hoque in Dhaka.
Talking to newsmen after the meeting, the NHRC chief said UN is now trying to amass evidence of five "acts of genocide" as Myanmar military carried out the atrocities on the ethnic minority community, months after it described the persecution as "textbook example of ethnic cleansing".
"Adama told me that an independent UN judicial investigation team needs to be sent to Myanmar . . . if they find the fives acts of genocide, the perpetrators could be exposed to justice," Hoque said.
The NHRC chief, however, echoed Adama's fears whether Myanmar would allow the UN team to visit its western Rakhine State, the scene of atrocities, saying "it depends on Myanmar".
Naypyidaw earlier repeatedly declined to allow international groups from visiting the state since the army-led persecution began on August 25 last year forcing over 700,000
    
Rohingyas to take refuge in Bangladesh fleeing their homeland. The Article 2 of the UN Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (1948) defines "genocide" as "any of the acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group.
The acts are-killing members of the group; causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group; deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part; imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group and forcibly transferring children of the group to another group.
Hoque said, if the team found elements of genocide, the UN could follow instances of Rwanda and Kosovo for trying the Myanmar generals and others concerned in the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague.
The UN special adviser on the Prevention of Genocide revealed the plan days after UN assistant secretary general for human rights Andrew Gilmour said Myanmar's "ethnic cleansing" of Rohingya Muslims was still going on.
"It appears that widespread and systematic violence against the Rohingya persists . . . I don't think we can draw any other conclusion from what I have seen and heard in Cox's Bazar," Gilmour said.
Separately, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees earlier this week said it was concerned about people living just inside Myanmar at its border with Bangladesh
Hoque urged neighbouring countries China and India to mount at least "economic pressure" on Myanmar to stop atrocities and return their nationals ensuring their dignity and rights.

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