ethnic cleansing

Myanmar uses scorched earth tactics in Rakhine: report

Security forces and vigilante mobs in Myanmar are carrying out a scorched-earth policy in the majority-Muslim region of Rakhine State, burning down entire Rohingya villages and shooting at people as they try to flee, Amnesty International has said. According to new satellite imagery, fire-detection data, photographs and videos from the[…]

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Ethnic cleansing of Muslims in CAR

In a broad swathe of the Central African Republic (CAR) — roughly the western third of the country — the country’s Muslim minority has largely disappeared. The site of a violent wave of ethnic cleansing in early 2014, this region still very much suffers from its consequences. While a few[…]

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Muslims being ‘erased’ from CAR

Militias have taken advantage of the political vacuum in Central African Republic (CAR), engaging in ethnic cleansing of Muslims in a bid to erase the community from the country, human rights group Amnesty International has said. Discussing Friday’s report, entitled “Erased identity: Muslims in ethnically cleansed areas of the Central[…]

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