Myanmar

Rohingya women, children suffering crimes against humanity: U.N. bodies

U.N. human rights experts said Wednesday the violence rained down on Rohingya women and children the past six weeks in Rakhine State, western Myanmar, may constitute “crimes against humanity.”

“We are particularly worried about the fate of Rohingya women and children subject to serious violations of their human rights, including killings, rapes and forced displacement,” two U.N. committees — one on the rights of women, the other the rights of children — said in a joint statement.

It also said “we are deeply concerned at the State’s failure to put an end to these shocking human rights violations being committed at the behest of the military and other security forces.”

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