Amnesty de­cries 'cam­paign of burn­ings' tar­get­ing Ro­hingya

Sun.Star Davao - - TOP STORIES -

GENEVA -- 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. The U.N. chil­dren's agency es­ti­mates that as many as 400,000 peo­ple have fled to Bangladesh since then.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Philippines

© PressReader. All rights reserved.