Myanmar targets Rohingya with “forced starvation”

Mar 06, 2018, 6:09 AM EST
Rohingya Muslims in the Kutapalong camp near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh.
(Source: DFID - UK Department for International Development/flickr)

Myanmar’s persecution of Rohingya Muslims continues unabated, with tactics changing from the frenzied bloodshed to lower intensity “campaign of terror and forced starvation,” said the U.N.'s assistant secretary-general for human rights, Andrew Gilmour.

The U.N. envoy dismissed any chances for a Rohingya to return to Myanmar in a “safe, dignified and sustainable” way despite the government’s claims of rehabilitation efforts being in place, writes the BBC.

Gilmour’s accusations are based on interviews with refugees who recently fled Myanmar to take shelter in the Cox's Bazar district in neighboring Bangladesh, notes Yeni Safak.