US House Designates Myanmar Campaign against Rohingya Minority 'Genocide'
The U.S. House of Representatives approved a resolution by a vote of 394-1 Thursday, declaring Myanmar's military campaign against the country's Rohingya Muslim minority a genocide. A United Nations report released in August said the military carried out mass killings and gang rapes with "genocidal intent" and also definitively called for Myanmar officials to face genocide charges for the first time. Myanmar's military has denied previous accusations it had committed genocide, maintaining its actions were part of an anti-terrorism campaign. The atrocities have prompted the U.N. and a number of political and human rights leaders to question the southeast Asian country's progress toward democracy. The Burma Task Force, a coalition of U.S. and Canadian Muslim organizations, applauded the genocide designation. "The House of Representatives has now officially adopted the position that the ongoing policies of mass violence and displacement against the Rohingya by the Myanmar government constitute genocide, bringing the... If you wish to read this full breaking news headline article, US House Designates Myanmar Campaign against Rohingya Minority 'Genocide', simply click on 'Read full story' below, but 1st please give 'Phuket Hotel Deals' a 'LIKE' or 'SHARE' before you visit 'VOA NEWS'. Thank you
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