reports of mass killings, rapes and horrifying accounts of babies being thrown into burning houses.
In a report released in February, they said security forces might had committed atrocities so severe they amount to crimes against humanity and ethnic cleansing.
But yesterday the military said the results of its own investigation, led by army chief Aye Win, showed those charges were “false and fabricated”.
“Out of 18 accusations included in the OHCHR (Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights) report, 12 were found to be incorrect, with the remaining six accusations found to be false and fabricated accusations based on lies and invented statements,” said a report by the army’s “True News” team.
One member of the security forces was, however, sentenced to a year in jail and fined for taking a motorbike without the knowledge of its owner.
A village head and several villagers were also whipped and two people sent to prison for failing to help put out a fire.
The military and the civilian government led by Nobel peace prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi have denied allegations of widespread atrocities against the Rohingya and refused to allow in a UN fact-finding mission to investigate. AFP