The Myanmar government has charged three Rohingya women in connection with a horrific violence that killed at least 200 people last year.
The women have been charged with committing atrocities against the Rohingya people.
The three women have now been charged under Myanmar law with crimes against humanity and genocide.
The charge is the first of its kind brought against the Myanmar government, which denies any responsibility for the killings and says the Rohingya are a persecuted minority.
“I have been waiting for a day that I will see justice for the victims,” said Nima Begum, one of the three Rohingya who are being tried by the National Human Rights Commission.
“Now is not the time to give up.
But it is going to take time. “
We have been in this country for generations and we are going to live in peace and security.
But it is going to take time.
The three Rohingya are facing trial in a special court in the capital, Yangon, which was set up to prosecute alleged crimes committed by Myanmar security forces against the people of the country’s predominantly Muslim north. “
There is still a lot to be done, so that justice will be done.”
The three Rohingya are facing trial in a special court in the capital, Yangon, which was set up to prosecute alleged crimes committed by Myanmar security forces against the people of the country’s predominantly Muslim north.
The Myanmar military has been accused of systematically killing Rohingya in a campaign that began in 2014, but the country has denied any involvement in the attacks.
The United Nations says more than 100,000 Rohingya have fled Myanmar’s Rakhine state into Bangladesh since 2015.
Myanmar has accused Bangladesh of helping the Rohingya flee.
The International Commission of Jurists has called on Myanmar to investigate the violence and prosecute the Rohingya.
A new report by the commission in January accused the military of committing “acts of genocide and crimes against human rights and international law”.
The Rohingya have been subject to a range of attacks and abuses, including ethnic cleansing, torture and extrajudicial executions.
Myanmar denies committing any crimes against the country and blames the Rohingya for a long-running armed conflict that has killed hundreds of thousands of people.