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Myanmar says UN findings on human rights lack credibility

AP  |  Bangkok 

has rejected two reports presented to the UN Council that concluded it committed extreme violations, probably amounting to crimes under international law, in its repression of several minority groups.

Government said the reports presented Tuesday by the Independent on and Special Rapporteur on in Yanghee Lee lacked credibility.

The said it found evidence of human rights violations against the Kachin, Shan and Rohingya minorities "in all likelihood amounting to crimes under international law." Lee said violent sweeps by the army in Rakhine state that prompted about 700,000 Rohingya Muslims to flee to neighboring "bear the hallmarks of genocide.

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First Published: Tue, March 13 2018. 16:20 IST