On Friday Rome-basedInternational People’s Tribunal on Myanmar held Myanmar guilty of genocide against Rohingya Muslims (watch video below) and said the “systematic targeting of civilians and other acts committed by the Myanmar Army must be qualified as war crimes.”
A seven-member bench of Permanent People’s Tribunal (PPT), holding proceedings on atrocities and state crimes against the Rohingya Muslim minority in Buddhist Myanmar, said its army was committing the crime in the context of official duties.
“On the strength of the evidence presented, the tribunal reached the consensus ruling that the State of Myanmar has the intent to commit genocide against the Kachin people and the other Muslim groups. Further, the State of Myanmar is guilty of the crime of genocide against the Rohingya group. Moreover, that genocide against the Rohingya is now taking place with ongoing acts of genocide and the possibility the casualties of…
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