Myanmar military's denial of violence against Rohingya 'a blatant lie', says Amnesty

Responding to the Myanmar military’s rejection of responsibility for crimes committed against the Rohingya, Kate Allen, Amnesty International UK’s Director, said:

“The Myanmar military’s denials of violence against the Rohingya is a blatant lie. This is just more denial on top of denial.

“We have extensively documented how the Myanmar military have led a murderous campaign of ethnic cleansing against the Rohingya, including killings, rapes, abductions and forced starvation.

“On my recent trip to the Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh, I heard heartbreaking stories from people who’d been forced to flee their homes in mortal fear.

“There should be no question of Rohingya refugees being made to return while a Myanmar military who have not been brought to account await them.”

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