Israel has gone after people across the world for genocide denial, but now it seems to be supporting Myanmar, a state accused of genocide.
The Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar, which Marzuki Darusman heads, said in its final report last month that Myanmar should be held responsible in international legal forums for alleged genocide against the Rohingya.
Myanmar's military has been accused of committing atrocities in a crackdown that forced 720,000 Rohingya to flee to Bangladesh. An estimated 250,000 to 400,000 who remained in the Buddhist country "continue to suffer the most severe" repression.
Zeid Raad al Hussein, the UN's human rights chief, condemns "widespread, systematic and shockingly brutal" attacks against the Rohingya, as well as decades of discrimination and persecution.
Knut Ostby to take over the humanitarian role, replacing outgoing envoy Renata Lok-Dessallien, who completed her nearly four-year term in October.
Amnesty International accuses Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi and her government of burying their heads in the sand, while UN investigators demanded full, unfettered access to Myanmar.
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