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Myanmar urged to hold ‘proper’ probe into alleged atrocities against the Rohingya

By: Sarwar Alam

Myanmar must hold a “proper investigation” into alleged atrocities against the Rohingya, a UN Security Council envoy said Tuesday, after the highest-level diplomatic visit to an area from which 700,000 members of the Muslim minority have been driven out. Refugees and rights groups say Myanmar’s army and vigilantes systematically raped and murdered civilians and torched villages during “clearance operations” in Rakhine state ostensibly targeting Rohingya militants. That campaign launched last August in the mainly Buddhist nation sparked the exodus of Rohingya into Bangladesh. During the two-day trip to Myanmar, UN delegates travelled to Rakhine and also met both civilian leader…

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