‘Consistent’ Pattern Of Crimes Against Myanmar’s Rohingya: UN experts


Geneva: Rohingya refugees fleeing violence in Myanmar have testified about a “consistent, methodical pattern” of killings, torture, rape and arson, United Nations human rights investigators said on Friday after a first mission to Bangladesh. The team, led by former Indonesian attorney-general Marzuki Darusman, said that the death toll from the Myanmar army’s crackdown following Rohingya insurgent attacks on August 25 was unknown, but “may turn out to be extremely high”.

“We have heard many accounts from people from many different villages across northern Rakhine state. They point to a consistent, methodical pattern of actions resulting in gross human rights violations affecting hundreds of thousands of people,” Darusman said in a statement.