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Persecution of all Muslims in Myanmar on the rise

Systematic persecution of minority Muslims is on the rise across Myanmar and not just confined to the northwestern state of Rakhine, where recent violence has sent at least 123,000 of Rohingya Muslims fleeing to neighboring Bangladesh. The Burma Human Rights Network (BHRN) said on Tuesday that the persecution was backed by the government, elements among […]

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Myanmar pursuing ‘ethnic cleansing’ of Rohingya: UN official

Myanmar is carrying out “ethnic cleansing” of Rohingya Muslims, a UN official has reportedly said, as horrifying stories of gang rape, torture and murder emerge from among the thousands who have fled to Bangladesh. Up to 30,000 of the impoverished ethnic group have abandoned their homes in Myanmar to escape the unfolding violence, the UN […]

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