Group says it has proof of ‘sys­tem­atic burn­ings’ in Ro­hingya vil­lages

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Amnesty In­ter­na­tional says it has turned up ev­i­dence of an “or­ches­trated cam­paign of sys­tem­atic burn­ings” by Myan­mar se­cu­rity forces tar­get­ing dozens of Ro­hingya vil­lages over the last three weeks.

The hu­man rights group is re­leas­ing a new anal­y­sis of video, satel­lite pho­tos, wit­ness ac­counts and other data that found over 80 sites were torched in Myan­mar’s north­ern Rakhine State since an Aug. 25 mil­i­tant at­tack on a bor­der post.

UN of­fi­cials, in­clud­ing Sec­re­tary-Gen­eral An­to­nio Guter­res, have ex­pressed con­cerns about pos­si­ble “eth­nic cleans­ing” per­pe­trated against the Ro­hingya.

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