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The massacre of ethnic groups in Myanmar’s Rakhine state hasn’t ended, according to a new report by Amnesty International. Now the group wants the UN Security Council to refer the crimes to the International Criminal Court.
The report claims that since January the Myanmar military has launched random attacks killing or wounding people.
“The new operations in Rakhine State show an unrepentant, unreformed and unaccountable military terrorising civilians and committing widespread violations as a deliberate tactic,” says Nicholas Bequelin, regional director for East and Southeast Asia at Amnesty International.
News of the killings comes just days after a report by Reuters found that the soldiers jailed for the slaughter of 10 Rohingya during a 2017 military crackdown had be set free. The military members served less than one year of a 10-year prison sentence.
So what will it take to stop the bloodshed?
On this episode of The Stream, we are joined by:
Matthew Wells @mattfwells
Senior Crisis Advisor, Amnesty International
Humanitarian advocacy manager, Save the Children
Anita Schug @SchugAnita
Head of Women & Children Affairs, The European Rohingya Council
Myanmar military committing war crimes in Rakhine: Amnesty - Al Jazeera
Myanmar soldiers jailed for Rohingya massacre freed after months - Al Jazeera
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