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‘Army of Myanmar commits crimes against humanity’

‘Army of Myanmar commits crimes against humanity’

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The army of Myanmar is, according to human rights organization Amnesty International is guilty of crimes against humanity, directed against the Rohingya muslims.

That is in a Monday appeared Amnesty-report, in which the situtatie of the minority group in the northern state of Rakhine, which is described as “a humanitarian catastrophe”.

The army has since October of this year, “a widespread and systematic attack” on the Rohingya, writes Amnesty. It would be guilty of indiscriminate killings, rapes, looting, and unlawful detentions. In addition, twelve hundred houses, schools and mosques on fire.

Antiterreur

The legeroperatie was a response to an attack on border police by a rebel group known, who, according to Amnesty international, mainly from the Rohingya. The army says that there is no human rights violations and that it is only antiterreuroperaties run.

According to Amnesty international, at least more than 27,000 Rohingya fled to neighboring Bangladesh, putting additional pressure on the impoverished border towns. The human rights organization accuses Bangladesh of its refugees to the border to send back.

Great pressure

The report of Amnesty international on the day that the leaders of the ten countries connected with South east Asian verbondsorganisatie ASEAN in the Burmese capital Yangon have gathered to the crisis to discuss.

It is rare that ASEAN focusing on the internal politics of one of the member states.

The Burmese leader Aung San Suu Kyi was only agreed to the meeting because they were under great pressure from Indonesia and Malaysia, two countries that have a large muslim majority, writes the BBC.

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