Myanmar: UN Rohingya Report Based On Stories, 'Not Hard Evidence'

The 440-page report says human rights violations against Rohingya Muslims are the "gravest crimes under international law."
Posted at 11:33 AM, Sep 30, 2018

Myanmar says a U.N. report on human rights violations against Rohingya Muslims in the country is "based on narratives and not hard evidence." 

Myanmar's union minister was addressing the U.N. General Assembly on Friday. 

The U.N. released its full, unprecedented 440-page report about two weeks ago. It said Myanmar committed human rights violations against the Rohingya and called those violations "the gravest crimes under international law." 

The report found "clear patterns of violations by the Myanmar military," including killing thousands of Rohingya civilians and burning hundreds of settlements. 

On Thursday, the U.N. Human Rights Council overwhelmingly approved another investigation into the human rights violations. Investigators are expected to update the council and the General Assembly on the probe next September.