ROTTERDAM, Netherlands

A Dutch-based Rohingya advocacy group has called for international arrest warrants for Myanmar military leaders involved in violence against the country’s Rohingya Muslim minority.

Hla Kyaw, president of European Rohingya Council (ERC), told Anadolu Agency the International Criminal Court’s (ICC) approval of opening an investigation into crimes committed against Rohingya was a “positive development”.

On Thursday, judges at the ICC approved a prosecution request to investigate crimes against Rohingya.

Kyaw said the court’s approval should have come long before.

“International community has failed to stop genocide against Rohingya. Next step must be swift issuance of international arrest warrants

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