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12:00 AM, November 16, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, November 16, 2019

Justice for Rohingyas

Dhaka backs global mechanisms: Momen

Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen said that Dhaka remains supportive of the international mechanisms currently in the process towards ensuring justice for the Rohingyas.

“We believe ending the culture of impunity would bring some positive development in solving the Rohingya crisis,” he said while addressing the inaugural session of the 6th International Conference on Bangladesh Genocide and Justice at Liberation War Museum in the capital on Thursday.

The foreign minister said Bangladesh welcomed the initiative of International Criminal Court and as a state party to Rome statute, provided all cooperation to the prosecution as bringing the perpetrators to justice is crucially important to stop recurrence of Rohingya persecution and exodus.

“We are also encouraged by the recent submission of case by Gambia to the International Court of Justice on behalf of OIC group under the Genocide Convention 1948,” he said.

Momen said the Rohingya crisis was created by Myanmar and indeed it has been a problem for decades in Myanmar. “The end of this crisis can happen only by the safe, dignified, voluntary and sustainable return of the Rohingyas to their own land,” he added.

He said as victim of a horrific genocide, Bangladesh, from the very beginning of its statehood, has been supporting the oppressed people around the globe.

Momen said, the prime minister decided to open the border to Rohingyas who are one of the most persecuted people of the world. “We believe accountability and justice are important steps in preventing genocide,” he said. 

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