Myanmar refuses visas to UN team investigating abuse of Rohingya Muslims — Ethnic cleansing?

Peace and Freedom

Reuters

Government led by Aung San Suu Kyi says it will deny entry to mission after UN report said treatment of minority group could amount to ethnic cleansing

 Aung San Suu Kyi said the investigation ‘would have created greater hostility between the different communities’.
Aung San Suu Kyi said the investigation ‘would have created greater hostility between the different communities’. Photograph: Hein Htet/EPA

Myanmar will refuse entry to members of a United Nations investigation focusing on allegations of killings, rape and torture by security forces against Rohingya Muslims, an official has said.

The government, led by Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, had already said it would not cooperate with a mission set up after a human rights council resolution was adopted in March.

“If they are going to send someone with regards to the fact-finding mission, then there’s no reason for us to let them come,” said Kyaw Zeya, permanent secretary at the ministry of foreign affairs in the…

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