Rohingya militants massacred Hindus: Amnesty International report

Hindu women cry near the dead bodies of their family members in Ye Baw Kyaw village in September 2017.
Hindu women cry near the dead bodies of their family members in Ye Baw Kyaw village in September 2017.PHOTO: AFP

BANGKOK - Rohingya militants executed Hindu villagers in Myanmar last year in a rush of violence that eventually drove some 700,000 refugees from the country, a new report reveals.

New York-based human rights group Amnesty International, in a statement issued early Wednesday (May 23), said the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA), an armed group which attacked security installations in Myanmar's Rakhine state last August, "is responsible for at least one, and potentially a second, massacre of up to 99 Hindu women, men, and children as well as additional unlawful killings and abductions of Hindu villagers".

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