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Myanmar: Accountability for Ethnic Cleansing Urgently Required

Expand Abdul Kareem, a Rohingya Muslim, carries his mother, Alima Khatoon, to a refugee camp after crossing from Burma into Bangladesh on Sept. 16, 2017. © 2017 Dar Yasin/AP For more than six months, the world has watched in horror as Myanmar’s military has carried out a vicious campaign of ethnic cleansing in northern Rakhine State, forcing hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims to flee to neighboring Bangladesh. Human Rights Watch documented massacres, gang rape, and mass arson that amount to crimes against humanity. While the exodus of new refugees has slowed, the terrible plight of…

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