In Myanmar, army violence has forced over 600,000 Rohingya to flee to neighbouring Bangladesh. Amnesty International has now called for the UN Human Rights Council to hold a special session on the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar.
Rohingya insurgents killed more than 50 Hindus on the same day they targetted Myanmar police outposts, according to Amnesty. The attacks against police sparked a bloody government crackdown against Rohingya civilians.
A UN Security Council delegation has met Rohingya Muslims who have fled to Bangladesh from a crackdown in Myanmar. Some were in tears and spoke of rape, murder and other atrocities committed by security forces.
Myanmar's army chief has denied that his forces committed abuses against Rohingya Muslims. The UN is wrapping up a four-day visit to Myanmar and Bangladesh to investigate the reports.
Bill Richardson, an old friend of Myanmar's leader, has said he will not be a "cheerleader" for her government. Myanmar has hit back at what it called a "personal attack" on Aung San Suu Kyi.
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