Fresh rights violation in Myanmar: Amnesty

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Amnesty International has reported of fresh human rights violations during the ongoing military operation in Rakhine State of Myanmar.

Myanmar security forces have shelled villages and blocked civilians from accessing food and humanitarian assistance in Rakhine State, it said in a report today.

Their claim comes amid a crackdown since armed attacks by the Arakan Army in early January.

It is yet another reminder that the Myanmar military operates without any regard for human rights, said Tirana Hassan, director of crisis response at Amnesty.

“Shelling inhabited villages and withholding food supplies are unjustifiable under any circumstances,” Hassan said.

Amnesty International has received reports that army divisions involved in atrocities against the Rohingya in August and September 2017 have been deployed to Rakhine State again in recent weeks.

“Despite international condemnation of the Myanmar military’s atrocities, all evidence suggests that they are brazenly committing yet more serious abuses,” said Tirana Hassan.

thedailystar.net

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