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ICC prosecutor seeks to open Rohingya deportations probe

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Hundreds of thousands of the stateless Muslim minority have fled Myanmar’s northern Rakhine state in recent months to escape a bloody military crackdown. ― Reuters pic

THE HAGUE, April 11 — The chief prosecutor for the International Criminal Court (ICC) has asked judges to rule whether she can open a probe into the mass deportations of the Rohingya people from Myanmar.

Hundreds of thousands of the stateless Muslim minority have fled Myanmar’s northern Rakhine state in recent months to escape a bloody military crackdown.

The violence has left a trail of torched villages in its wake, amid allegations of murder and rape at the hands of troops and vigilantes.

 

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The Malay Mail Online

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