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UN rebukes Myanmar rights violations against Rohingya

Country rejects resolution calling for accountability against military

ARIANA KING, Nikkei staff writer | China

UNITED NATIONS -- U.N. member states called Thursday for an end to the military operations by Myanmar that have led to "the systematic violation and abuse of human rights" against the country's Rohingya Muslim community, in a resolution that also urged accountability for the perpetrators.

"Today is a sad day for Myanmar," Hau Do Suan, the country's U.N. ambassador, said after the resolution was adopted, rejecting the document as an attempt to politicize the situation in Myanmar's Rakhine state and claiming it had "no moral authority."

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