A spokesman for the Myanmar government dismissed a devastating UN report this week, accusing the country's military of "genocidal intentions" against the Rohingya minority, claiming Wednesday that the UN has "false accusations" made.
Myanmar's brutal campaign against Rohingya, which displaced more than 700,000 refugees to neighboring Bangladesh last year, was released Monday by a UN fact-finding mission on Monday. The investigators concluded that Myanmar's military, known as Tatmadaw carried out atrocities that "undoubtedly number among the most serious crimes of international law" and the indictment of the Supreme Court of the International Criminal Court (ICC)
On Wednesday, spokesman for Myanmar Zaw Htay denied these allegations, claiming that the country has a "zero tolerance for human rights abuses."
"Our stance is clear and I want to say harshly that we do not" I do not accept resolutions that are being implemented by the Human Rights Council, "he said, citing in state media in Myanmar, adding that a commission of inquiry has been used to respond to "false claims by UN agencies and other international communities."
Myanmar has repeatedly denied visa to the three-member United Nations Investigation Mission since its inception in March 201
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Also on Tuesday, Facebook deleted that the UN report "a useful tool for those who want to spread hatred," including dozens of Myanmar accounts the army chief Min Aung Hlaing and the military communications network Myawady. "We want to prevent them from using our service to further fuel ethnic and religious tensions," said Facebook in a statement.
According to Zaw Htay, Myanmar was not notified of Facebook's delisting. "We have many questions regarding the removal of these Facebook accounts and pages," he said, including "How can we get these accounts?"