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Myanmar: Abuses against Rohingya erode human rights progress

Headline Title:  Myanmar: Abuses against Rohingya erode human rights progress 19 July 2012 Six weeks after a state of emergency was declared in Myanmar’s Rakhine State, targeted attacks and other violations by security forces against minority Rohingyas and other Muslims have increased, Amnesty International said today.Communal violence in the state has also continued, the organization said.“Declaring a state of emergency is not a license to commit human rights violations,” said Benjamin Zawacki, Amnesty International’s Myanmar Researcher.  “It is the duty of security forces to…

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