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Burmese Military Builds Bases in Burned-Out Rohingya Villages

HeadlineMar 12, 2018

In Burma, Amnesty International is warning that the Burmese military is building bases on the sites of former villages where minority Rohingya homes and mosques once stood. Amnesty says the push may be aimed at deterring hundreds of thousands of Rohingya from returning to Burma’s Rakhine State from neighboring Bangladesh, where they fled in 2017 amid a Burmese military campaign of rape, murder and arson that the U.N. has called a “textbook example of ethnic cleansing.” Amnesty’s report came as the National Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C., said it has revoked a prestigious human rights award to Burmese de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

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