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08 February 2017 - 17:53
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Rasa - The United Nations said Secretary-General Antonio Guterres “was horrified” at the recent report on alleged sexual abuses by security forces in Myanmar against the Muslim Rohingya ethnic minority.
Myanmar Rohingya

RNA - UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric gave the UN chief’s reaction to the report by advocacy group Human Rights Watch, Japan Times reported.


The rights group alleged that soldiers and Border Guard Police took part in rape, gang rape, invasive body searches and sexual assaults while conducting counter-insurgency operations in Western Rakhine state from October through mid-December.


Human Rights Watch urged Myanmar’s government on Monday to back an independent international investigation.


The estimated 1 million Rohingya face official and social discrimination in Buddhist-majority Myanmar. Most are regarded as illegal immigrants from Bangladesh. Many fled home during communal violence in 2012 and over 100,000 live in refugee camps.


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