UN Official Urges Justice for Myanmar’s Rohingya

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The head of a U.N. fact-finding mission in Myanmar warned Wednesday that if atrocities committed against minority Muslim Rohingya in that country went unpunished, such crimes would be repeated in other countries on new victims.

“Impunity must not be excused and continue to embolden the Tatmadaw in its promotion of Bamar-Buddhist supremacy,” the head of the U.N. Fact-Finding Mission in Myanmar, Marzuki Darusman, told a meeting of the Security Council. The Myanmar military is known as the Tatmadaw.

“National sovereignty is not a license to commit crimes against humanity or genocide,” he added.

Darusman said for others considering stoking conflict and extremism, the events in Myanmar could serve “as a step-by-step manual.”

       U.S. President Donald Trump said Wednesday that targeting current and former U.S. government officials with explosive devices is “despicable” and has no place in American politics. Suspicious packages were sent to former Secretary of State and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, former President Barack Obama, and several other prominent Americans, as well as the New York headquarters of CNN. Mike O’Sullivan reports that Wednesday, Trump pointed to the media as part of the problem.