US urges UN to hold Myanmar military accountable for ‘ethnic cleansing’

US urges UN to hold Myanmar military accountable for ‘ethnic cleansing’

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – A Reuters investigation into the killing of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar and other reports of grave abuses “demand our attention and action,” a senior United Nations official told the U.N. Security Council on Tuesday.

Deputy U.N. political affairs chief Miroslav Jenca called for the release of two detained Reuters journalists, telling the 15-member council: “The ability to exercise the right to freedom of expression and information is a barometer for respect for human rights more broadly.”

Reporting by Michelle Nichols; Editing by Bernadette Baum

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