Swarna Shukla –
Published On: September 23, 2021 at 11:00 IST
The United States Federal Judge Ordered Facebook to release the records of accounts connected to Anti-Rohingya Violence in Myanmar that the Social Media Platform has shut down.
The Judge in Washington D.C criticized Facebook on its failure in not been able to provide information to investigators seeking to take legal actions against the country for international crimes against the Muslim minority Rohingya.
In its argument, Facebook refused to release the information as it would violate a U.S Law that bars electronic communication from disclosing users’ information.
However, the Judge stated, “The posts which were deleted would not be covered under the law.”
Gambia sought the records as a part of the case against Myanmar, it is pursuing at the International Court of Justice in the Hague. It accused Myanmar of violating the 1948 U.N Convention on Genocide.
As described by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, Rohingya are “One of, if not the, most discriminated people in the world.”
In August 2017, a deadly crackdown by Myanmar’s army on Rohingya Muslims sent hundreds of thousands fleeing to different countries.