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Burma’s latest Rakhine investigation a ‘sham’

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05.06.2018

BURMA’S latest commission to investigate human rights abuses in Rakhine State is a “sham” and an attempt to “delay and deflect real justice,” according to Human Rights Watch (HRW).

Param-Preet Singh, Associate Director of the HRW International Justice Programme, accused the Burmese government of repeating history with another show investigation and called on the UN Security Council to urgently refer the situation to the International Criminal Court.

“The government will doubtlessly try to sell the new inquiry on the basis that one of the three commissioners will be an ‘international personality,’ and that international legal and technical experts will provide support,” Singh said in a statement.

“But we’ve been down this road before with the Aung San Suu Kyi-led government in........

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