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Myanmar: Amnesty International calls on Myanmar to protect the rights of Rohingya and to release all prisoners of conscience

, Index number: ASA 16/3670/2016

Amnesty International wishes to express its profound regret at Myanmar’s rejection of all 27 recommendations relating specifically to the human rights and humanitarian situation of the persecuted Rohingya minority. Almost four years after violence erupted in Rakhine State, some 140,000 individuals, mainly Rohingya, remain in IDP camps without sustained access to essential humanitarian assistance. In Rakhine state, Rohingya continue to face severe restrictions on their right to freedom of movement and have only limited access to health care, education and equal employment opportunities. The authorities’ refusal to acknowledge the entrenched human rights violations faced by the Rohingya remains a serious obstacle to resolving the situation in Rakhine State.

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