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Persecuted Muslims face new repression

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Persecuted Muslims face new repression

Michelle Bachelet

Rohingya Muslims persecuted in Myanmar have come under further repression. This was stated by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet, quoted by Reuters.

“It seems that they have become victims of accidental attacks, but this may be hiding new war crimes or even crimes against humanity,” she said.

Bachelet drew attention to new satellite images and eyewitness accounts that large areas of northern Rakhine, home to Rohingya Muslims, have been burned in recent months. The data also indicates that members of this ethnic group are still being exterminated in the state.

The High Commissioner rebuked the Myanmar authorities for not taking “any concrete measures” to punish those responsible for the persecution of the population. She also demanded an independent investigation into the repressed.

More than 730,000 Rohingya Muslims fled to Bangladesh from Myanmar in 2017. Refugees talked about ethnic cleansing, murder without trial and rape, all allegedly perpetrated by the country's army. In Myanmar, in response to accusations of genocide, they said that the information about the atrocities was invented – the soldiers, according to the authorities, carried out an anti-terrorist operation, and the Rohingya themselves attacked them.

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