19 Jan '11, 6am

CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY (Myanmar rights report says minority group killed, raped - Yahoo! Singapore News)

NEW YORK (AFP) - – The Myanmar junta has been commiting abuses in a remote state that need a crimes against humanity investigation, an international rights group said Wednesday. The Physicians for Human Rights group trained volunteers to survey hundreds of families in Chin state, many of whom said relatives had been killed, raped or forced into slave labor. Nobel Peace Prize winner Desmond Tutu, the anti-apartheid campaigner, and former International Criminal Court prosecutor Richard Goldstone called the results of the survey "devastating" as they joined a call made in the report for an international inquiry into alleged crimes of humanity across Myanmar. Physicians for Human Rights issued its report ahead of a review of Myanmar's record by the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva next week. Demands for an international commission of inquiry have eased since Myanmar's electio...

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