Rohingya abuses could spark regional conflict: UN rights chief

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The U.N. human rights chief warned Monday that possible acts of “genocide and ethnic cleansing” against Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslim minority could fuel a religious-based conflict that spreads beyond the country’s borders.

“Myanmar faces a very serious crisis – with a potentially severe impact on the security of the region,” U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein said during a speech in Jakarta.

Kuv 4dHis remarks follow the publication of a report last week about mass graves of Rohingya in Myanmar’s crisis-hit Rakhine state, where government troops have been accused of waging an ethnic cleansing campaign against the…

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