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EFSAS comments on two Myanmar Army deserters arriving in The Hague


The long journey of the two deserters to the Netherlands began at Myanmar’s border with Bangladesh. They appeared on the Bangladesh-Myanmar border in mid-August and requested protection from Bangladeshi authorities. According to Payam Akhavan, a Canadian lawyer representing Bangladesh in a filing against Myanmar at the ICC, the two men had appeared at a border post and had confessed to the mass murder and rape of Rohingya civilians in 2017.