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Amnesty accuses Myanmar military of war crimes in Rakhine.

London, May 29 (Petra) -- Amnesty, an international human rights organization, accused Myanmar's army of committing war crimes in Rakhine state. It found evidence that soldiers carried out extrajudicial killings, torture and arbitrary arrests, BBC news reported the organization as saying Wednesday. The accusations came after an operation the army carried out in Myanmar against an armed group by the name of the "Arakan Army," who says it is fighting for the rights of majority Buddhists in Rakhine. The Arakan Army was also accused by Amnesty of committing "abuses against civilians." Myanmar's army was previously accused of mass human rights violations against Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine in 2017, who fled the country as a result of the crackdown. //Petra// AJ 29/05/2019 15:42:29

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Date:May 29, 2019
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