Myanmar Muslim minority subject to horrific torture, UN says

Source: BBC

  • Rohingya children at a refugee camp in Bangladesh
Image captionThe Rohingya are a Muslim minority group from Myanmar

A top UN official says “crimes against humanity” are being committed by the military and police against Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslim minority.

The UN’s special rapporteur for human rights in Myanmar, Yanghee Lee, was speaking as part of a joint BBC Newsnight-BBC Our World investigation.

Aung San Suu Kyi, who has been in power almost a year, declined an interview.

A spokesman for her party said the allegations were “exaggerated” and an “internal” not “international” issue.

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