“Mounting evidence” of genocide in Myanmar: US Holocaust Museum

The United States Holocaust Museum says there is mounting evidence of genocide in Myanmar, after a year-long investigation with Southeast Asia rights group Fortify Rights into atrocities against persecuted Rohingya Muslims., The Guardian reports.

The report, published on Wednesday and based on more than 200 interviews with Rohingya and aid workers, says Myanmars security forces carried out an unprecedented, widespread and systematic campaign of violence starting in October 2016 and continuing in August this year.

Close to one million Rohingya have been pushed out of their homes in northern Rakhine state into neighbouring Bangladesh following coordinated attacks on villages that included mass killings, gang-rape and arson, the report says.

The crimes detailed in this report indicate a failure of the government of Myanmar as well as the international community to properly protect civilians from mass atrocities, it

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