TSON News | Myanmar: Scorched-earth campaign Fuels Ethnic Cleansing of Rohingya From Rakhine State

Myanmar: Scorched-earth campaign Fuels Ethnic Cleansing of Rohingya From Rakhine State

Syndicated from Common Dreams - Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community. Read entire article here.

  • More than 80 sites set ablaze in orchestrated campaign since 25 August
  • More than 370,000 Rohingya fled across border in less than three weeks
  • Testimonies show attacks were planned, deliberate and systematic

Amnesty International can reveal new evidence pointing to a mass-scale scorched-earth campaign across northern Rakhine State, where Myanmar security forces and vigilante mobs are burning down entire Rohingya villages and shooting people at random as they try to flee.

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