UN: Rohingya Muslims killed in possible ethnic cleansing


Myanmar’s military crackdown on Rohingya Muslims has likely killed hundreds of people, with children slaughtered and women gang-raped in a campaign that may amount to ethnic cleansing, the UN said on Friday (3). Soldiers have fired on civilians from helicopters while bands of troops have gone door-to-door in northern Rakhine state, terrorising Rohingya and torching their homes, according to a report from the United Nations human rights office. It was “very likely” that crimes against humanity have been committed in Myanmar, said the report, echoing previous UN accusations. Rights office researchers interviewed 204 Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, where nearly 70,000…

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