International court judges authorize Rohingya investigation

International Criminal Court judges on Thursday approved a request from prosecutors to open an investigation into crimes committed against Myanmar’s…

International Criminal Court judges on Thursday approved a request from prosecutors to open an investigation into crimes committed against Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslim minority. The court said that it has jurisdiction over crimes partially committed in Bangladesh, which is a member state of the court. Myanmar, which is not a member of the global court, has been accused of committing widespread abuses in a campaign against the Rohingya.

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