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UN panel asks Myanmar for report on violence against Rohingya women

29, Nov 2017 | CJP Team

The UN committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women has asked Myanmar’s government to supply “an exceptional report” regarding sexual violence perpetrated by its security forces against Rohingya women and girls in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, The Indian Express reported. The panel has asked Myanmar to furnish details on women and girls who have been killed since the military clampdown in late August that resulted in several hundred thousand Rohingya fleeing to Bangladesh. The panel also sought information on any “investigations, arrests, prosecutions, convictions and sentences or disciplinary measures imposed on perpetrators, including members of the armed forces, found guilty of such crimes.” This is only the panel’s fourth such request since 1982. 



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