UN Secretary General Antionio Guterres’ warning comes amid a refugee crisis that has seen more than 120, 000 Muslim Rohingya people fleeing violence in in majority-Buddhist Myanmar, heading to neighboring Bangladesh.
Senior Myanmar military officials should be prosecuted for crimes against humanity, rights group Amnesty International said in a new report that reveals fresh evidence of atrocities committed against the Rohingya people.
The EU and Canada have placed sanctions on Myanmar military and police officials in response to the Rohingya crisis. The Myanmar army said one of the officials had been fired and another was "given permission" to resign.
Myanmar and UN agencies have signed an initial agreement that could see the return of some of the 700,000 Rohingya Muslims who fled the country. But there's speculation that the framework deal is a "convenient" fudge.
Two Reuters journalists arrested in December have been formally charged with violating Myanmar's Official Secrets Act. If convicted under the colonial-era British law, the two men could face up to 14 years in prison.
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