BURMA (Myanmar) has joined the ranks of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Iraq and South Sudan on a list of 19 countries submitted to the United Nations Security Council regarding sexual violence in armed conflict, which said “brutal sexual assault” had been used as a “calculated tool” against Rohingya Muslims. Its army the Tatmadaw has for the first time been included in the annually released report, which was presented to the Security Council by the UN Secretary General’s Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict on Monday. Sexual violence had been “integral to their [Burma’s army] strategy, humiliating, terrorising and collectively punishing the Rohingya community”, said the report, which added that it was a “calculated tool to force them to flee their homelands and prevent their return”. SEE ALSO: ‘He stuck a knife into my side’: Burmese army accused of gang-raping women and girls Humanitarian agencies have said more than...
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