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Myanmar aiding ethnic cleansing, rights group says

AFP and reuters, BANGKOK

Meanwhile, the BBC yesterday released footage that appeared to show Burmese police standing by as Buddhist rioters attacked Muslims in the town of Meiktila in March.

The British broadcaster said that in one case, police looked on as a severely burned man lay on the ground unaided.

Robertson said that “impunity” in Rakhine had encouraged extremists in other parts of the country.

“The central government has taken no action to punish those responsible or reverse the ethnic cleansing of the forcibly displaced Muslims,” he said.

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