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UN Rights Experts: Violence in Myanmar May Amount to Crimes Against Humanity

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UN rights experts have warned that the violence against women and children in Rakhine State "may amount to crimes against humanity", Al Jazeera reports.

The UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) and the Committee on the Rights of a Child called on Myanmar authorities to "promptly and effectively investigate and vigorously prosecute cases of violence against women and children" in northern Rakhine. 

"We are particularly worried about the fate of Rohingya women and children subject to serious violations of their human rights, including killings, rape and forced displacement," the committees said in a statement on Wednesday.


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