Source: The Guardian
BY Poppy McPhersonin Yangon
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 report, published on Wednesday and based on more than 200 interviews with Rohingya and aid workers, says Myanmar’s 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.