UN: Myanmar's Ethnic Cleansing of Rohingyas Continues
A United Nations official says Myanmar security forces continue to subject the remaining Rohingya Muslims in northwest Rakhine state to human rights abuses. "The ethnic cleansing of Rohingya from Myanmar continues," Andrew Gilmour, the U.N.'s assistant secretary-general for human rights, said in a written statement Tuesday, basing his conclusion from Rohingya Muslims who had recently arrived in overcrowded refugee camps in neighboring Bangladesh. Nearly 700,000 Rohingya have fled into Bangladesh since last August to escape a brutal crackdown by Myanmar security forces. Rohingya witnesses and human rights activists have accused the armed forces of committing murder, rape and arson. Gilmour now says Myanmar forces have changed their tactics from "the frenzied blood-letting and mass rape of last year to a lower intensity campaign of terror and forced starvation." “The U.N.'s findings sadly echo our own — there is no question that the Myanmar authorities’ vicious campaign of ethnic cleansing against...
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