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TIB urges govt to submit Rohingya documents to ICC

By UNB, DHAKA
30th-May-2018       
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Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) on Tuesday urged the Bangladesh government to submit its observation along with detailed information and documents to International Criminal Court (ICC) over the crime against humanity perpetuated through killing Rohingyas in Myanmar by Myanmar government and military.
In a statement, TIB Executive Director Dr Iftekharuzzaman said, ICC's initiative to investigate and prosecute the crime of killing and deporting Rohingyas is a ray of hope and undoubtedly Bangladesh will gear up the process through its
unambiguous stand. "It will be a significant step for Bangladesh to send its observation to ICC. Also, ethically, Bangladesh can play this role being a member of state to the ICC as part of the responsibility to bring mass killing under the jurisdiction", said Dr Iftekharuzzaman.
According to TIB, Bangladesh's observation will increase the possibility of justice for the human rights violations against Rohingya by Myanmar military as well as will help to create international pressure on Myanmar and the countries that have their blessings to it. Recently the Pre-Trial Chamber of ICC invited Bangladesh authorities to submit its observation to the court's exercise of territorial jurisdiction over the deportation of members of the Rohingya people from Myanmar into Bangladesh including related documents on this issue by 11 June.

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