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12:00 AM, July 01, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 01:04 AM, July 01, 2020

Myanmar soldiers found guilty in Rohingya atrocities

Three Myanmar military officers were found guilty by a court martial investigating atrocities against Rohingyas in conflict-ridden Rakhine state, the army announced yesterday. The rare action against military members came as Myanmar faces charges of genocide at the United Nations' top court over a brutal 2017 crackdown against the Rohingya. Some 750,000 Rohingya fled to neighbouring Bangladesh with accounts of widespread murder, rape and arson. Rights groups accused security forces of committing atrocities in various villages, including Gu Dar Pyin, where they alleged at least five shallow mass graves had been found.  No details were provided on the perpetrators, their crimes, or sentences.  Rights groups Amnesty International called the lack of transparency on the court martial "alarming".

Source: Reuters

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