Aung San Suu Kyi

Myanmar groups call for independent probe into alleged abuse of Rohingya Muslims

Myanmar groups call for independent probe into alleged abuse of Rohingya Muslims

Dozens of ethnic minority groups called on Wednesday for an independent international investigation in western Myanmar, adding to pressure on the government to account for alleged human rights abuses against Rohingya Muslims.

A statement signed by 41 civil society organizations was a show of broad-based concern inside Myanmar about the ongoing crackdown in Rakhine state, where security forces have been accused of razing Muslim villages and torturing and killing civilians.

The groups called for “an international and truly independent investigation … to...

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