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Myanmar Genocide Lawsuit Is Filed at United Nations Court

On Monday, Gambia commenced legal action against the government of Myanmar for their purge of Rohingya Muslims residing in the country. Thousands of the minority group of Rohingya Muslims fled the country following a campaign of rape, arson, and killing. The lawsuit was filed at the International Court of Justice in the Hague and claims that Myanmar violated the Genocide Convention. Gambia filed the suit after deliberation between the 57 nations in the Organization of Islamic Cooperation.

Despite international outcry over the ongoing genocide, no legal action has been taken until Monday. Thousands of Rohingya Muslims currently reside in refugee camps in Bangladesh after fleeing persecution.

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