Christians Among Groups Targeted by Myanmar Armed Forces

Myanmar (Mission Network News) In a new report, human rights watchdog Amnesty International indicted Myanmar’s government of war crimes and called upon the international community to respond.

Amnesty claims military forces “have killed and injured civilians in indiscriminate attacks since January 2019… [and] carried out extrajudicial executions, arbitrary arrests, torture and other ill-treatment” in Myanmar’s Rakhine state. The army was reportedly acting upon government orders to destroy the Arakan Army (AA), an ethnic Rakhine armed group.

As noted here, Christians were among the affected ethnic populations surveyed by Amnesty during its investigation:

Amnesty International conducted 81 interviews, including 54 interviews on the ground in Rakhine State in late March 2019 and 27 remote interviews with people living in conflict-affected areas. They included ethnic Rakhine, Mro, Rohingya and Khami villagers, belonging to the Buddhist, Christian and Muslim faiths.

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