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Myanmar’s Top Generals Must Be Prosecuted for Genocide, UN Says

  • UN finds military committed ‘gross human rights violations’
  • Facebook removes accounts linked to top Myanmar general
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Facebook Removes Accounts Linked to Myanmar's Military
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A United Nations report says Myanmar’s top generals should be investigated and prosecuted for committing genocide and war crimes against the Muslim Rohingya minority, raising pressure on the international community to act against the country’s military and civilian government.

The UN Human Rights Council-mandated fact-finding mission’s report, released Monday, found Myanmar’s security forces systematically murdered, tortured, gang-raped and enslaved civilians, while also setting fire to entire communities in violation of international law. On the same day, Facebook Inc. said it was also removing accounts and pages linked to Myanmar’s top military officials, including commander-in-chief Min Aung Hlaing, whose Facebook posts were cited by the UN as proof of pre-planning attacks.