December 10, 2019 / 9:47 AM / 2 months ago

World Court must stop genocide in Myanmar: Gambia tells Hague judges

THE HAGUE (Reuters) - U.N. judges at the International Court of Justice must act to stop ongoing genocide of the Muslim Rohingya Muslim minority in Myanmar, Gambia’s justice minister said on Tuesday.

In an opening statement at the tribunal, also known as the World Court, Gambia’s Justice Minister Abubacarr Tambadou said: “All that The Gambia asks is that you tell Myanmar to stop these senseless killings. To stop these acts of barbarity and brutality that have shocked and continue to shock our collective conscience. To stop this genocide of its own people.”

Reporting by Toby Sterling and Stephanie van den Berg; Writing by Anthony Deutsch; Editing by Alex Richardson

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