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2022 Deadliest year for Rohingya Muslims

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The director of Human Rights Watch’s Asia Division described 2022 as the deadliest year for Rohingya Muslims since 2014.

In an exclusive conversation with Arabi 21, Elaine Pearson pointed out that “about 350 Rohingya Muslims have been killed or missing at sea over the past year. More than 3,500 Rohingyas tried to cross through the Andaman Sea and the Bay of Bengal, a huge increase compared to the previous year.”

Pearson called on the United Nations and the relevant governments to take better measures in dealing with the perpetrators of crimes against Rohingya Muslims and crimes that have been organized since the coup.

“Governments must explore all avenues to achieve justice and hold Myanmar security forces accountable for crimes against humanity, war crimes and genocide because the freedom of the Rohingya Muslims is linked to the freedom of Myanmar. This, of course, requires accountability and investigations with the generals and stopping their evasion of responsibility.” the Director of Human Rights Watch’s Asia Division added.

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