Judges at the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Thursday approved a prosecution request to investigate crimes against Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslim minority, the court said on Thursday.

“Upon review of the available information, the Chamber accepted that there exists a reasonable basis to believe widespread and/or systematic acts of violence may have been committed that could qualify as the crimes against humanity of deportation across the Myanmar-Bangladesh border,” the court said in a statement.

“This authorization follows the request submitted on 4 July 2019 by the Prosecutor to open an investigation into alleged crimes within the ICC’s jurisdiction committed against the

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