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Myanmar accused of using starvation against Rohingya

UN high commissioner for human rights says Myanmar is now using starvation as a weapon against the Rohingya after months of violent crackdowns.

Myanmar’s government is being accused of deliberately destroying evidence of possible “crimes against humanity” against the Rohingya minority.

Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein, the UN high commissioner for human rights, says the Rohingya are being starved to death after a violent military crackdown, mass killings and rapes that caused a major refugee crisis.

The high commissioner has issued several condemnations of Myanmar‘s treatment of the Rohingya and is warning that the “ethnic cleansing” that began in August is ongoing.

Al Jazeera’s Imtiaz Tyab reports.