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ICC approves investigation into violence against Rohingya

Published: November 14, 2019 20:13:46 | Updated: November 15, 2019 16:57:54


Judges at the International Criminal Court on Thursday approved a prosecution request to investigate crimes against the Rohingya minority in Myanmar, the court said in a statement, reports Reuters.

"There exists a reasonable basis to believe widespread and/or systematic acts of violence may have been committed that could qualify as the crimes against humanity of deportation across the Myanmar-Bangladesh border," a court decision said.

"The chamber hereby authorises the commencement of an investigation into the situation in Bangladesh/Myanmar."

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