The U.S. previously described the Myanmar military’s campaign against the Rohingya as “ethnic cleansing” and imposed sanctions on top generals. Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Monday formally declared that Myanmar’s military committed genocide and crimes against humanity against the country’s Rohingya minority. “Beyond the Holocaust, the United States has concluded that genocide was committed seven times,”Continue reading “U.S. declares Myanmar military committed genocide against Rohingya”
In the year since Myanmar’s coup, many opposed to military rule have joined the ranks of ethnic armed groups fighting the government. Kayah State in the east has seen some of the heaviest fighting as the conflict escalates.
The United Nations expressed concern over human rights abuses Thursday after a mass grave was discovered in Myanmar. Twenty-five civilians were executed by the Karen National Defense Organization (KNDO), and government security forces burned down a village, according to reports. The KNDO is a political organization of the Karen ethnic minority that has sought more autonomy fromContinue reading “Mass Graves Found in Myanmar Amid Alarm Over Human Rights Abuses”