Cox’s Bazar Correspondent: A delegation from International Criminal Court (ICC) is staying in Cox’s Bazar to investigating into persecution committed against Rohingya people in Rakhaine state in Myanmar.
The ICC delegation led by its ICC Deputy Prosecutor James Stewart arrived in Cox’s Bazar by a flight on Firday afternoon.
The delegation will visit Rohingya camps in Cox’s Bazar and gather information over the persecution committed on them in Myanmar.
More than a million Rohingya Muslims fled to Bangladesh in face of repression by Myanmar military and took shelter in several camps of Cox’s Bazar.
Police and the district administration confirmed the news of arrival of the ICC delegation. However, they could not tell when the delegation would visit Rohingya camps.
They said that the delegation is working independently. The administration is just ensuring their security.
The ICC delegation arrived in Dhaka on Tuesday. They will hold meetings with officials of Foreign Ministry, Law Ministry and Home Affairs Ministry. After the inspection, there is possibility of signing a deal between Bangladesh and ICC in this regard.
ICC signed deals whenever it conducted investigation in different countries earlier.
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