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As reported by the Reuters news agency, Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, said that none of the 626,000 Rohingya who have fled violence to Bangladesh since August should be repatriated to Myanmar unless there was robust monitoring on the ground.

The resolution said the 47-member body is "alarmed" by statements and reports of grave violations against the Rohingya that have been carried out in a "systematic, targeted and deliberate" way by security forces with the help of unspecified "non-state actors".

Myanmar's ambassador, Htin Lynn, said his government was working with Bangladesh to ensure returns of the displaced in about two months and "there will be no camps".

Until now, United Nations officials, including MrZeid, have described the violence in northern Rakhine state as "textbook ethnic cleansing".

These four courageous Rohingya Muslims have told their chilling stories after escaping Myanmar and reaching Bangladesh.

The United Nations human rights chief, Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein, said in Geneva on Tuesday that Burmese security forces may be guilty of genocide, adding worldwide pressure on Myanmar to be investigated for crimes against humanity. Some 100 caricatures depicting the tribulation and suffering of the ethnic Rohingya in Myanmar and the efforts of Malaysia in helping the community are on display for five days at the Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC) here until Saturday.

The US House of Representatives has condemned the "ethnic cleansing" of Rohingya Muslims and called on Myanmar's leadership to end attacks on minorities in the Rakhine state, in the stiffest congressional criticism of the government in the Buddhist-majority country.

Marzuki Darusman, head of an independent global fact-finding mission on Myanmar, said by video from Malaysia: "We will go where the evidence leads us".

"Given all of this, can anyone rule out that elements of genocide may be present?" he asked. Members of the USA senate also travelled there in November.

He cited a long list of atrocities that Rohingya who have fled to Bangladesh say they have suffered, describing them as "acts of appalling barbarity". A draft resolution urges Zeid's office to report on cooperation between Myanmar's government with United Nations rights monitors.



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