At request of Saudi Arabia and Bangladesh, with the support of 73 countries, United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) held an emergency session on Tuesday in Geneva to discuss the situation in Myanmar, SPA reported.
The session was about the killing and persecution of Rohingya Muslims in northern Rakhine State, which resulted in 600 thousand people fleeing to Bangladesh to seek refuge.
The Council appointed a fact-finding mission to look into allegations of severe human rights violations in Myanmar.
The mission reported that Myanmar’s army has committed widespread human rights violations against the Rohingya Muslims in northern Rakhine State.
The violations include killings, rapes, minelaying, destruction of property and livelihoods, torture, attacks on mosques, and forced displacement, which are crimes against humanity and amount to genocide.