ASEAN bowing to Myanmar pressure  
Occurred in Myanmar on June 20, 2019, at 10:35 AM
Reported by komin via Internet on June 20, 2019, at 6:00 PM in Myanmar

This rumour is probably false and is of medium priority – here's why:
Nearly two dozen Rohingya and civil society groups on Thursday called for leaders and representatives from member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to work towards a just and safe plan for the repatriation of Rohingya Muslims to Myanmar and warned regional leaders against endorsing Myanmar’s whitewash of military atrocities.

Their statement, issued in response to a recent leaked report from ASEAN’s Emergency Response and Action Team (ERAT), criticized the document for being tailored to please the Myanmar government and failing to mention what the groups called the “well documented genocide perpetrated by the Myanmar security forces that drove 740,000 Rohingya to Bangladesh in 2017.”

Thousands of Rohingya were killed, tortured, and raped while their villages were torched during the crackdown, and hundreds of thousands fled to safety in Bangladesh where they live in sprawling displacement camps. The U.N. later described the campaign of terror as ethnic cleansing and possible genocide.


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