Amnesty International calls for end to violence against Rohingyas

Staff Correspondent | Update:

Amnesty InternationalLondon-based global human rights group Amnesty International on Saturday made a clarion call to all to help stop the violence against the Rohingya people in Myanmar and demand the chief commander Senior General Min Aung Hlaing immediately end its campaign of violence and human rights abuses.
In a release published on its website, the rights group also called for ensuring free and unimpeded access to Rakhine state to humanitarian actors, the UN, independent journalists and human rights monitors and ensure their security.
It said all the refugees are confirming that the attacks are by the Myanmar security forces.
“This isn’t the first time Myanmar Security Forces have abused Rohingyas - in the last year, they have tortured, raped, arrested and disappeared many of them, and destroyed their homes and property.
“We will not let the Myanmar military and security forces commit this vicious campaign of violence against the Rohingya people,” read the release.
It said reports are flooding in of killings by the Myanmar security forces, as satellite images suggest that entire villages have been burned.
“Thousands of people - mostly Rohingya - are also believed to be stranded in the mountains of northern Rakhine State. They are being denied basic aid because NGOs and humanitarian organisations are not being allowed access to the area.”

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