Myanmar blocks UN investigators from areas of reported atrocities

The UN is accusing Myanmar's security forces of torture, killings and the rape of children, as part of what it says were "well-organised, coordinated and systematic attacks" against Rohingya.

by

    The UN is accusing Myanmar's security forces of torture, killings and the rape of children, as part of what it says were "well-organised, coordinated and systematic attacks" against the majority-Muslim Rohingya.

    It says those "clearance operations" began before an attack by Rohingya fighters on August 25th, which was the reason given for the military crackdown.

    More than 500,000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh since August, and many more are on the way.

     

    Al Jazeera's Yaara Bou Melhem reports from Yangon.


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Interactive: How does your country vote at the UN?

    Interactive: How does your country vote at the UN?

    Explore how your country voted on global issues since 1946, as the world gears up for the 74th UN General Assembly.

    'We were forced out by the government soldiers'

    'We were forced out by the government soldiers'

    We dialled more than 35,000 random phone numbers to paint an accurate picture of displacement across South Sudan.

    Interactive: Plundering Cambodia's forests

    Interactive: Plundering Cambodia's forests

    Meet the man on a mission to take down Cambodia's timber tycoons and expose a rampant illegal cross-border trade.