February 13, 2018 / 4:15 PM / in a year

France says Myanmar massacre could constitute crimes against humanity

French Ambassador to the United Nations Francois Delattre speaks during a news conference at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City, U.S., October 2, 2017. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - French U.N. Ambassador Francois Delattre told the United Nations Security Council on Tuesday that a massacre of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar reported by Reuters “could constitute crimes against humanity,” and called for the release of two Reuters journalists detained in the Southeast Asian country.

Reporting by Michelle Nichols; Editing by Bernadette Baum

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