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Myanmar faces genocide charges over Rohingya persecution

Clip: 12/11/2019 | 7m 38s | Video has closed captioning.

In 2017, the Myanmar military unleashed a reign of terror on Rohingya Muslims. According to the U.N., soldiers tortured, raped and killed civilians, driving hundreds of thousands to flee to neighboring Bangladesh. Now the International Court of Justice is trying Myanmar for genocide -- as a human rights advocate defends its actions. Nick Schifrin talks to John Dale of George Mason University.

Aired: 12/11/19

Rating: NR

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