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07/04/2014

UN Expert 'Alarmed' at Worsening Human Rights Situation' in Myanmar’s Rakhine State

Human Wrongs Watch

An independent United Nations expert on 7 April 2014  sounded the alarm on the deteriorating human rights situation in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, adding that the evacuation of aid workers following recent attacks on the humanitarian community would have severe consequences for life-saving work in the area.*

A Rohingya woman and her child at a makeshift camp outside Sittwe in Myanmar's western Rakhine State. Photo: IRIN

A Rohingya woman and her child at a makeshift camp outside Sittwe in Myanmar’s western Rakhine State. Photo: IRIN

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“Recent developments in Rakhine state are the latest in a long history of discrimination and persecution against the Rohingya [Muslim majority] community which could amount to crimes against humanity,” said the Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Myanmar, Tomás Ojea Quintana.

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