Myanmar Suspected of Violence Against Rohingyas

Photo: Reuters – Myanmar has violated its obligations to the UN child rights convention in violent acts against Rohingyas that led to the exodus of hundreds of thousands of people from the minority community.

According to reports, there are at least 700,000 Rohingyas to Bangladesh since military operations took effect in August.

Legal experts commissioned by Save the Children Norway analyzed the study of UN agencies and international human rights groups who alleged that mass killings, arson and torture were carried out by Myanmar’s security forces against Rohingyas.

The report said that the Government of Myanmar has assisted the military operation. They also found no evidence that the government banned the military action.

“The Myanmar government has taken a positive step to assist military operations and there is no evidence to suggest that they are doing anything to limit or condemn the actions of the security forces,” the report said.

The offenses highlighted in the report include the failure to protect children from violence, harassment, neglect, sexual and other exploitation, inhuman treatment and detention.