Myanmar: soldiers involved in death Rohingya

World January 10, 2018 15:57

rangoon - The Myanmar armed forces recognize that soldiers were complicit in the deaths of several Rohingya. It concerns ten people who were taken prisoner before their death, the army said. Their bodies were later found in a mass grave in the troubled province of Rakhine.

The army said that both soldiers and villagers are responsible for the death of the Rohingya. As far as is known, this is the first time that the armed forces admit involvement in unlawful deaths in the conflict, in which some 650 000 Rohingya have fled to neighboring Bangladesh.

Refugees accused Myanmar's military and civilian guards of murdering parties, rapes and the burning down of villages. The army stated last year that it appeared from its own investigation that this was not the case. Human rights organizations find that unbelievable.

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