UN warns of further ‘atrocities’ in Myanmar

Pointing to widespread displacement and increased threats to Rohingya people as the military stokes interethnic tensions in Rakhine State, the body’s top human rights official called on the junta and AA to adhere ‘unconditionally’ to international law

The UN human rights chief said Sunday he is “deeply alarmed” by a resurgence of violence in Myanmar's Rakhine State and warned of further “atrocities”.

Clashes have rocked Rakhine State since the Arakan Army (AA, now calling itself the “Arakha Army”) attacked security forces in November, ending a ceasefire that had largely held since the 2021 military coup.

“I am deeply alarmed by reports of renewed violence and property destruction in Buthidaung Township in Myanmar’s northern Rakhine State, resulting in the displacement of potentially tens of thousands of civilians, mainly Rohingya,” Volker Turk said in a statement.

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights indicated that the United Nations was seeking to “corroborate information indicating serious violations”.

He added: “With inter-communal tensions between ethnic. . .

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