UN, Un Security Council, Myanmar discussed on All Things Considered

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Ninth Governor's Island act fast dot co From NPR, news this is all things considered I'm Elsa Chang and I'm Ari Shapiro UN human rights investigators say they think a top generals in Myanmar should be tried for genocide, the investigators are calling on the. UN Security Council move swiftly and get the. International criminal court involved there report goes into details about the atrocities carried out against Rohingya, Muslims in an ethnic cleansing campaign. That began a year ago NPR's Michelle Kellerman reports the UN human rights, experts poured over satellite imagery videos and photographs and interviewed eight. Hundred seventy five people to come to their conclusion that the military had genocidal intent when it carried out, attacks against. Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar's Rakai state they call, it a human rights catastrophe with widespread sexual violence and mass killings one of the authors Christopher Steele Doty says six. Top generals should be prosecuted for genocide war crimes and crimes against humanity, there is no No doubt. In our minds whatsoever that. What we saw, happen in recon as a whole would not have happened without firstly being within the knowledge of the senior military leadership. And Secondly under their effective control and it's because of the clarity of the China of command in. May and Ma that we have recommended the investigation and prosecution of these six investigators also say that the civilian government led by Chee has blocked investigations here's another panel member Rediker kumarisami we just feel that the Nobel, prize winner has such moral authority perhaps you should act the US has been waiting for that to according to Akshay Kumar of Human Rights Watch there's been an effort, in Washington to really tread softly. And try to give her the space let. On do the right thing and unfortunately she just hasn't human rights experts have been raising, concerns about the fate of Muslim. Rohingya and other Minorities in Myanmar for decades last year after well hanger rebels attacked police stations the military stepped up a brutal campaign against the Roe handgun hundreds of thousands have since fled to neighboring Bangladesh the UN Security Council is expected to discuss this. Tuesday but Kumar who follows the UN for Human Rights Watch is not expecting much it doesn't work like they're going to take any action after this meeting it might just be one of those sessions where people talk. A good game but don't follow. Things up and that's what we're really seeking to change groups like. Hers want the UN. Security Council to impose sanctions on top generals in Myanmar and stop arms sales to the. Country Daniel Sullivan of another advocacy group refugees international also wants to see the Trump administration speak. Up what really has been lacking. Is further, measures of targeted sanctions referral to the international criminal court or really day right at the, base is Lack of leadership from the top I mean this is one of the worst. Crimes we've seen in our generation and we haven't heard anything from from. The president so we don't feel that leadership in pressure from the United States, and that's been really disappointing. So far the US has stopped short of calling this a genocide and the State Department has not yet released its own report on the mass exodus of Rohingya Muslims from. Myanmar the treasury department has imposed some targeted sanctions on four military and border guard commanders but. Not on all the top generals that the UN human rights experts say should be tried for genocide Michelle Kellerman NPR news the State Department When pop, and Rb producers step out to make their own records they typically put themselves front and center devante Hines performs under, the name, blood orange differently.

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