A spokesman for Myanmar's military placed the blame of the attack on the Arakan Army , an ethnic armed group seeking greater autonomy of the restive Rakhine state. A spokesman for the Arakan Army, denied responsibility.
European Union members of the council, in a joint statement to reporters, later urged Myanmar to comply with the measures ordered by the UN’s top court, stressing that they are “compulsory under international law.”
Buddhist-majority Myanmar has long considered the Rohingya to be "Bengalis" from Bangladesh even though their families have lived in the country for generations.
Myanmar's gamble to send Suu Kyi to represent the country at the International Court of Justice has backfired.
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 case accuses Myanmar of breaching the 1948 UN Genocide Convention through its brutal military campaign in 2017, which targeted the Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine state.
Tiny west African state says it's acting on behalf of 57-nation Islamic bloc OIC in bringing the case against Myanmar before International Court of Justice in The Hague.
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 continues to harbour genocidal intent," UN investigators said in their report wrapping up two years of documentation of human rights violations by Myanmar security forces.
An increasingly frustrated Dhaka government and a hostile Myanmar government have pushed Rohingya refugees into a corner with nowhere to go.
It's been two years since the Rohingya were ethnically cleansed from their lands in Myanmar and justice is as distant today as it was when the world was paying attention.
Thousands of Rohingya refugees joined a rally to mark the second anniversary of their exodus from Myanmar into Bangladesh, demanding that Myanmar grant them their citizenship and other rights before they return.
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