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Rohingya lawyer urges UN to refer Myanmar to ICC for crimes

AP  |  United Nations 

A from Myanmar's Rohingya Muslim minority focusing on the trauma, mass rape and trafficking of its girls and women is urging the to refer to the for "horrific crimes" against the Rohingya and other ethnic groups.

Razia Sultana has been working with Rohingya girls and women in refugee camps since 2014. She told the council: "Where I come from, women and girls have been gang raped, tortured and killed by the army for no other reason than for being Rohingya."

Sultana was the first Rohingya woman to address the UN's most powerful body on the plight of her people. She spoke at a meeting today on sexual violence in conflict and called for international pressure to end oppression of the Rohingyas.

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First Published: Tue, April 17 2018. 06:45 IST