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Rape, torture and child murder alleged in new UN report into Rakhine State

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(CNN)Myanmar’s security forces are waging a harsh project of murder, rape and abuse in Rakhine State, a brand-new UN report launched on Friday has actually declared.

Eyewitness declarations in the report information “unmatched” levels of violence, consist of burning individuals alive, raping ladies as young as 11 and cutting kids’s throats.
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein stated in a declaration the report shows “most likely commission of criminal offenses versus humankind.”

    A United Nations group in Bangladesh spoke with about 220 Rohingya Muslims who had actually gotten away Rakhine State after the break out of violence for the report.
    There have actually been many accusations of human rights abuses in Rakhine State in current months, however CNN has actually been not able to validate them, due to the Myanmar federal government’s tight travel constraints.
    The United Nations approximates about 69,000 individuals have actually gotten away from Myanmar to Bangladesh considering that the violence started.

    Mother burned to death ‘prior to my eyes’

    Out of the 220 individuals talked to, the report stated 65% had actually experienced killings, while simply under half had personally had a relative killed.
    A lady from Kyet Yoe Pyin town declared her 5-year-old child was eliminated when she aimed to stop aggressors from raping her mom.

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    “We could not remain in our home. We went and got away into concealing in the jungle,” he stated.
    The Myanmar federal government has consistently rejected claims of human rights abuses , stating they are performing “clearance operations” versus suspects who assaulted Myanmar border guards in October 2016.
    Myanmar’s federal government is still restricting gain access to for help firms and reporters to the location.
    Former United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan, who belongs to a Myanmar-government commission into the Rakhine State, has actually stated he is “deeply worried” about the violence .
    Rohingya Muslims, a stateless minority acknowledged by neither Myanmar nor nearby Bangladesh, have actually revealed their dissatisfaction with State Councilor Aung San Suu Kyi , who they ‘d hoped would assist them after years of discrimination.

    Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2017/02/03/asia/rohingya-united-nations-report/index.html