Military Figures in Myanmar to be Investigated for Genocide in Rakhine State and Crimes Against Humanity in Other Areas.
A UN report has said top military figures in Myanmar must be investigated for genocide in Rakhine state and crimes against humanity in other areas
The report, based on hundreds of interviews, is the strongest condemnation from the UN so far of violence against Rohingya Muslims.
It says the army's tactics are "grossly disproportionate to actual security threats". Myanmar rejected the report.
At least 700,000 Rohingya fled violence in the country in the past 12 months.
The government has consistently said its operations targeted militant or insurgent threats but the report says the crimes documented are "shocking for the level of denial, normalcy and impunity that is attached to them".
"Military necessity would never justify killing indiscriminately, gang raping women, assaulting children, and burning entire villages," the report says.