UN Blasts Burma's Top Brass

A 400-page UN report released Tuesday details how Burma’s military aimed to “instill immediate terror” by raining gunfire on Rohingya villages, shooting at homes “indiscriminately” and settling them aflame.
The report builds on the UN’s August recommendations that Burma’s top military officials be investigated and prosecuted for genocide and crimes against humanity. This latest report—based on accounts from 875 witnesses—details specific crimes and calls for an upheaval of the country’s leadership.
This is nothing new, the UN reported: These atrocities are emblematic of a larger pattern of oppression of ethnic minorities in Burma, and an escalation of a long line of violent attacks against the Rohingya. The Muslim minority have been denied citizenship, and all its benefits, since 1982.

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