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Thai police shut down journalists' panel about Rohingya

AP  |  Bangkok 

Police in have shut down a forum organized by foreign journalists to discuss whether senior military officers in should face justice for alleged human rights abuses committed by their forces against Rohingya Muslims and other ethnic minorities.

About a dozen policemen showed up ahead of the scheduled panel discussion Monday evening at the and ordered the panelists not to speak.

The scheduled speakers included a prominent UK-based Rohingya activist, a former Thai of the International Commission of Jurists, a rights advocacy group.

Last month a specially appointed UN human rights team recommended that military leaders should be prosecuted for genocide against the Rohingya.

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First Published: Mon, September 10 2018. 20:00 IST