Myanmar rejects ICC probe over Rohingya as legal pressure mounts  
Occurred in Myanmar on November 16, 2019, at 10:35 AM
Reported by komin via Internet on November 17, 2019, at 11:35 AM in Myanmar

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Myanmar struck back Friday after a surge of global legal pressure over its alleged crimes against the Rohingya, branding an investigation by the International Criminal Court "not in accordance with international law".

On Thursday the ICC approved a full probe into Myanmar's 2017 bloody military crackdown against the minority Muslim group.

The decision came after rights groups filed a separate lawsuit in Argentina, in which former democracy icon State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi was personally named, and a further submission of a genocide case at the UN's top court.

Two years ago some 740,000 Rohingya fled over the border into sprawling camps in Bangladesh in violence UN investigators branded as genocide.

Myanmar has repeatedly defended the crackdown as necessary to stamp out militants and has long refused to recognise the authority of the ICC — a position it reiterated Friday.

Source: https://frontiermyanmar.net/en/myanmar-rejects-icc-probe-over-rohingya-as-legal-pressure-mounts
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