Rights group slams UN, EU for blocking independent probe into Rohingya plight



A Europe-based rights group has slammed the global community, particularly the UN and the EU, for hindering an independent probe into Myanmar’s crimes against Rohingya Muslims, warning that the persecuted minority group is suffering a “slow-burning genocide.”

In a Friday interview with media, Chairman of the European Rohingya Council Hla Kyaw expressed dissatisfaction with the outcome of the 34th session of the UN Human Rights Council, which opened in Geneva on February 23 and will close on March 24, saying the EU, the UN and some other states failed Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims at the event.

Myanmar’s Rakhine State, where Rohingya are mainly based, has been under a military siege since October 2016 over a raid on a police post that was blamed on Rohingya-linked militants. A four-month crackdown on the minority group has seen some 75,000 Rohingya Muslims flee to Bangladesh.


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