[PRESSTV] Two Myanmarese soldiers have been taken to the International Criminal Court (ICC) after confessing to their participation in the 2017 massacre of countless Rohingya Moslems, two news organizations and a rights group say.The two men admitted to killing dozens of villagers in northern Rakhine State and burying them in mass graves, according to The New York Times|
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, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, and the non-profit Fortify Rights, citing statements the men made on videos filmed in Myanmar earlier this year.
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In the videos, the two men also provide the names of the Myanmarese army battalions that were involved in the brutal campaign, the villages they destroyed, as well as the locations of mass graves.
The pair describes very similar orders from different superiors to kill or shoot "all" the Rohingya Moslems they encountered, and says that women, children, and elderly people were among their victims.
The reports said the men had been in the custody of the Arakan Army (AA), a Buddhist rebel group calling for greater autonomy for Rakhine, when they made the admissions.
The reports said the men appeared together on the Bangladesh border in mid-August, retelling their stories, and requesting protection.
With their transfer to ICC custody, the soldiers are now potential witnesses to genocide.
The ICC last year approved a long-awaited full investigation into the crimes against the Rohingya minority.