Published on 3 Feb 2017 Sections ,

UN report reveals ‘devastating cruelty’ against Rohingya Muslims

North of England Correspondent

Security forces in Myanmar have massacred villagers and carried out mass rapes of Rohingya Muslims, the UN has declared, in what could amount to crimes against humanity and ethnic cleansing.

The UN human rights chief said the Rohingya had been subjected to “devastating cruelty”. The authorities in Myanmar, also known as Burma, have now promised to investigate. **Warning – this report contains some distressing testimony and images**.

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