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Oppression of Muslim minority continues in Myanmar

Villagers recount abuses by military to foreign media

Rohingya Muslims, like these villagers in Rakhine State, face strict government surveillance and often violence. (Photo by Yuichi Nitta)

YANGON -- Violence against the Rohingya Muslim ethnic minority by Myanmar's military continues despite international calls to end persecution, a sign that the armed forces still hold great sway even under a civilian government.

"I am disappointed to see the tactics applied by the previous government still being used," Yanghee Lee, U.N. special rapporteur on the human rights situation in Myanmar, told reporters here Friday.

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