The United States (US) reiterated to pursuing and demanding accountability for those responsible for the atrocities and other human rights abuses against Rohingyas.
“We recognize the need to address the root causes of this violence and hold perpetrators accountable to help prevent such atrocities from recurring,” US State Department said in a statement on Wednesday marking the fourth anniversary of horrific ethnic cleansing against Rohingya in northern Rakhine State of Myanmar.
The US welcomes the inclusive path forward envisioned by the NUG and other pro-democracy groups in Myanmar and their pledge to reform the 1982 citizenship law, among other actions intended to protect the rights of Rohingya and members of other ethnic minority groups, said the statement.
“These steps will be necessary to safeguard the human rights and human dignity of all people in Burma (Myanmar), including Rohingya,” the State Department said.
The statement said The United States remembers the victims and recommits to pursuing and demanding accountability for those responsible for these atrocities and other human rights abuses, and seeking justice for victims. The US will continue to promote justice for victims and accountability for those responsible for atrocities and other human rights abuses, it said.
“The brutality of the military’s atrocities on that day shocked the conscience of the international community – but we recognize the Rohingya had already suffered decades of grave human rights abuses, and that many of those abuses continue today,” it added.
The statement said the same military leaders who perpetrated the February 1 coup are committing abuses against pro-democracy activists and members of ethnic and religious communities across the