Allegations of genocide against the Myanmar army have surfaced in the ongoing trial of the Rohingya genocide at the International Court of Justice. Last July, the Myanmar army brutally tortured civilians in Kani Township, known as the anti-junta base in Sagaing district.
There have been at least four massacres of civilians in the region. At least 40 civilians have been killed in brutal torture by Myanmar’s military. Witnesses said most of them were beaten to death with guns and inhumanely tortured.
The report also cites video footage collected by the BBC from 11 eyewitnesses and a UK-based non-governmental organization as evidence of human rights abuses by the Myanmar army. Most people were killed in the village of Yin. There 17 people were beaten to death and buried in the forest.
Earlier, in 2016, the Myanmar army was involved in the massacre of Rohingyas in Rakhine, Myanmar. More than one million Rohingyas fled to Bangladesh and took refuge in Cox’s Bazar in the face of their persecution.
There have been several violent incidents in the camp, including Rohingya killings at different times. There are allegations that Arsa, an armed group in Myanmar, is involved in these incidents.