US urges Myanmar to stem violence in Rakhine state

US urges Myanmar to stem violence in Rakhine state

(Photo: Getty Images)

By Mathew Pennington

November 16, 2016

WASHINGTON — The United States is calling for Myanmar to do more to stem violence in western Rakhine state where dozens of people have been killed in clashes with government troops.
State Department spokeswoman Elizabeth Trudeau said Tuesday that a U.S. delegation holding previously scheduled talks in Myanmar urged the government to “improve transparency.”
The U.S. also repeated its call for an independent investigation and humanitarian access.
Tensions have been high in Rakhine since fighting in 2012 between Buddhists and Rohingya Muslims. Last month, nine police were killed in attacks on guard posts blamed on Muslim insurgents, prompting a government crackdown. Human rights groups have accused government forces of burning down Rohingya villages.
The violence and persecution of Rohingya threatens to overshadow Myanmar’s historic transition to civilian rule.

 

– See more at: http://www.rohingyablogger.com/2016/11/us-urges-myanmar-to-stem-violence-in.html#sthash.jAzNL1Gz.dpuf

Advertisements
By Myanmar Ethnic Rohingya Human Rights Organization Malaysia ( MERHROM) Posted in Uncategorized

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s