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Human rights groups decry Myanmar ethnic strife

Human rights groups decry Myanmar ethnic strife

A government spokesman says the situation in western Myanmar's Rakhine state is calm after almost a week of deadly ethnic strife. Human rights groups, meanwhile, are calling for action to end the violence that one group says has been documented with satellite imagery.
Rakhine state spokesman Win Myaing said there were no immediate reports Saturday morning of fresh clashes between the Buddhist Rakhine and the Muslim Rohingya communities.
State television reported Friday night that 67 people had died, 95 were injured and 2,818 houses had burned down from Sunday through Thursday.
New York-based Human Rights Watch called for more government action to protect lives and released satellite photos that it says show extensive destruction in a predominantly Rohingya area where violence was reported.


Updated : 2021-05-15 23:23 GMT+08:00