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Myanmar: UN rights office says it gets daily reports of killings, rapes of Rohingya minority Muslims

The United Nations is getting daily reports of rapes and killings of the Rohingya minority in Myanmar and independent monitors are being barred from investigating, the UN human rights office says.

 

 

The United Nations is getting daily reports of rapes and killings of the Rohingya minority in Myanmar and independent monitors are being barred from investigating, the UN human rights office says.

UN human rights ChiefZeidRaad al Hussein said in a statement on Friday that the Government — led by Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi — had taken a “short-sighted, counterproductive, even callous” approach to the crisis, risking grave long-term repercussions for the region.

At least 86 people have been killed, according to state media, and the United Nations has estimated 27,000 members of the largely stateless Muslim Rohingya minority have fled across the border from Myanmar’s Rakhine state into Bangladesh.

 

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