Nicholas Koumjian, head of the Independent Investigative Mechanism for Myanmar (IIMM), was asked by Amnesty International about the atrocities that took place in 2017. On this Koumjian said that the incident you are talking about is actually very serious.
It’s possible that the killing of 99 Hindus in Myanmar by the Rohingya group qualifies as an international crime. An official from the UN looking into grave human rights violations there made this statement.
Nicholas Koumjian, head of the Independent Investigative Mechanism for Myanmar (IIMM), was asked by Amnesty International about the atrocities that took place in 2017. On this Koumjian said that the incident you are talking about is actually very serious. The massacre of around 100 people is clearly appalling and could amount to an international crime.
Statement now on confirmation of three years ago
The United Nations (UN) statement comes three years after Amnesty International confirmed the genocide. However, it is significant that this is the first UN statement to acknowledge just one of many crimes against Hindus. A journalist asked the UN investigator, ‘Are you also investigating other crimes committed by rogue elements in the state? For example, Amnesty International confirmed the massacre of 99 Hindus in August 2017. Are you able to provide any updates regarding this?
keeping an eye on the actions
He declared, “We are keeping an eye on the activities of non-state actors, and that specific incident is extremely serious and deserves attention.” The incident you are referring to is one that we are fully aware of. I won’t go into that, though, since I don’t include a list of every event we’re working on.
Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army had killed people
According to Amnesty International, the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) killed 99 Hindus – women, men, and children – and abducted several Hindu villagers inside Myanmar’s Rakhine state in August 2017. ARSA is led by Karachi-born Rohingya Ataullah Abu Ammar Jununi.