Exclusive: Myanmar probing police ‘cover-up’ of deaths of two Rohingya Muslims

Arifa
By February 22, 2017 11:26

Exclusive: Myanmar probing police ‘cover-up’ of deaths of two Rohingya Muslims

Myanmar’s army-controlled home ministry is investigating a cover-up by the country’s border force of the deaths in custody of two Rohingya Muslims in troubled Rakhine State, according to a police report reviewed by Reuters and interviews with two senior security officials.

The internal document is the first official admission of serious wrongdoing by security forces in their crackdown against insurgents in northwestern Myanmar that has sent more than 70,000 people fleeing across the border to Bangladesh

When contacted by Reuters, the Home Affairs Ministry denied an investigation was under way, but the commander of the Border Guard Police (BGP) in the area where the incident took place and a senior home ministry security official confirmed the authenticity of the document and said it was not the only such case that was being looked into.

The home ministry oversees the national police force, which includes the BGP. The ministry is headed by an army general.

Read more on: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-myanmar-rohingya-police-idUSKBN1601OH

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