Myanmar: Implications for the Rohingya minority – (15 June 2021) | United Nations

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The Special Adviser of the Secretary-General on the Prevention of Genocide Alice Nderitu recalls her multiple warnings of atrocity crimes occurring in Myanmar. The humanitarian and security situation is deteriorating quickly and the targeted killings of civilians may constitute crimes against humanity.

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