Date :Friday, March 10th, 2017 | Time : 21:38 |ID: 43232 | Print

Muslim Minorities in Myanmar Being Tortured

SHAFAQNA- A leading UN official said the police and military in Myanmar have committed “crimes against humanity” against the county’s Muslim minority.

Yanghee Lee, UN special rapporteur for human rights, told the BBC that Muslims in the country have been subjected to torture.

She said the problem of abuse was “systemic” within the Myanmar forces after she spoke to Rohingya Muslim minority.

Lee insisted it was the government who had to bear the responsibility for these actions against Muslims in the country.

Representatives for Aung San Suu Kyi – the leader of Myanmar for almost a year as the head of the National League for Democracy – declined interview requests about the issue.

A spokesperson for Myanmar’s head of government claimed the allegations were “exaggerated.”

Source: Talk Radio

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