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February 2022

Episode: KPN 24-2-2022

Kaladan Radio February 24, 2022 188 3


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Gambia responds to Rohingya allegations

The International Criminal Court (ICC) has ruled that a case filed against Rohingya Muslims in the International Criminal Court (ICJ) is legitimate, the AFP news agency reported Wednesday.

Gambia’s Attorney General Dawda Jallow told the ICJ yesterday that the case was not only an attempt to protect the rights of the Rohingya, but also to the rights of a country that has signed the UN Convention on the Genocide.

The Gambia is not under anyone’s control. He said the Rohingya case was legal.

The Gambia has denied the allegations in a statement issued Friday stating “Similar, baseless allegations concerning the OIC have been made more than once.

“This is the most obvious case of injustice in Burma at the moment, and that the court will be able to prosecute those responsible for the genocide.”

Gambia’s attorney general

Gambia’s attorney general says this is the most obvious case of injustice in Burma at the moment, and that the court will be able to prosecute those responsible for the genocide.

Gambia says Burma and Gambia signed the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Genocide in 1948.

The Gambia denies that more than 700,000 Rohingya Muslims fled to Bangladesh in 2017 as a result of the Burmese military crackdown.

The United Nations fact-finding mission says the Burmese military’s actions include genocide.

The Gambia Attorney General told the ICJ on Wednesday that Gambia has the right to sue Burma under a UN genocide treaty.

Myanmar and the Gambia have exchanged one day each for the second four-day ICJ hearing on the Rohingya. The Myanmar side will apply again on Friday, February 25, and the Gambia side again on the 28th.

The Gambia has urged the ICJ to reject Burma’s claim that it did not commit genocide against the Rohingya.

If the court rejects Myanmar’s appeal, the ICJ could rule on the jurisdiction later this year, with a final verdict likely to take several years, Reuters reported yesterday.

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