Roughly 1.1 million Rohingya Muslims live in Myanmar, where their rights are limited and their movements restricted. The Myanmar government has vowed to investigate the matter following a UN report condemning the discriminatory policies.
An internal army investigation claims Myanmar soldiers have not shot villagers, raped women or tortured prisoners. Human rights organisations have branded it a "whitewash."
The charges come just days after Myanmar's army denied all allegations of rape and killings by security forces. Separately, actress and activist Angelina Jolie condemned sexual violence inflicted on Rohingya women.
The crisis facing Myanmar's Rohingya shows no sign of abating. The US response has been muted, but Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is expected to press military leaders to end the violence in a meeting on Wednesday.
The US's top diplomat said the scenes of persecution were "just horrific." He has urged the government of Aung San Suu Kyi to permit a credible investigation into what the UN has called "textbook ethnic cleansing."
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