Rakhine State Issue: Criminal Investigation & Prosecution Committee holds 1st meeting

15 February 2020
2020-02-15 11:29

Criminal Investigation and Prosecution Committee held their first meeting on Friday evening at the Union Attorney General’s office.

The Committee Chairman Union Attorney-General U Tun Tun Oo said ARSA attacked police outposts, police stations and a Tatmadaw battalion in Rakhine State on the 25th of August in 2017. The attack led to clashes between ARSA and security forces. The final report of the Independent Commission of Enquiry (ICOE) said there were crimes during the clashes in 13 areas of Maungtaw, Buthidaung and Yathedaung townships. The crimes were said to have been committed by ARSA and its affiliates, security forces and civilians.

The Chairman stressed that the Committee is to investigate these alleged crimes and pursue legal actions.

The meeting discussed investigation and prosecution processes. The Criminal Investigation and Prosecution Committee was formed with Order 19/2020 from the President’s office on 24 January 2020.

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