Skip to main content
Advertising

Originally published Monday, April 1, 2013 at 1:15 AM

  • Share:
           
  • Comments (0)
  • Print

Rights group: Myanmar gov't must punish rioters

A leading human rights group has called for decisive action by Myanmar's government to end religious attacks against Muslim communities, and has released satellite photos showing the destruction of entire neighborhoods in recent riots.

The Associated Press

Most Popular Comments
Hide / Show comments
No comments have been posted to this article.
Start the conversation >

advertising

BANGKOK —

A leading human rights group has called for decisive action by Myanmar's government to end religious attacks against Muslim communities, and has released satellite photos showing the destruction of entire neighborhoods in recent riots.

New York-based Human Rights Watch said in a statement Monday the government should hold accountable those responsible for March 20-22 violence in the central city of Meikhtila that left more than 40 people dead and drove 12,000 from their homes.

Satellite photos released by the group appeared to show areas of Meikhtila leveled by fire. The group's analysis said the destruction covered more than 24 hectares (59 acres) and destroyed at least 828 buildings, mostly homes.

The statement called for the government to end discrimination and promote religious tolerance to end attacks against Muslims.

News where, when and how you want it

Email Icon


Advertising
The Seattle Times

The door is closed, but it's not locked.

Take a minute to subscribe and continue to enjoy The Seattle Times for as little as 99 cents a week.

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Subscriber login ►