Rohingya Muslims. Photos: islaminaustralia.com via Bing.
Rohingya Muslims. Photos: islaminaustralia.com via Bing.

Permanent People’s Tribunal finds Myanmar responsible for genocide, CAH and WC: In a preliminary judgment, Permanent People’s Tribunal (PPT) on Myanmar found the Myanmar government guilty of genocide against the Rohingya, crimes against humanity against the Kachin, the Rohingya and other Muslim minorities and war crimes against the Kachin people. It also found that the Myanmar government has intent to commit genocide the Kachin and other Muslim minorities which could be implemented in the near future. The PPT is a public opinion tribunal that operates independently of state authorities and has no enforcement powers. The PPT relied for its findings upon witness testimonies and documentary evidence of atrocities including systemic rape, murder and eradication of identity and culture. Its recommendations included a ceasefire and demilitarisation and the end of Myanmar’s official discrimination and persecution of the Rohingya, Kachin and other Muslims. (Khmer Times, People’s Tribunal on Myanmar)