Human rights violations criticised in Myanmar

In its World Report 2017, Human Rights Watch (HRW) has criticised Myanmar for human rights violations.

The report claims the newly-formed civilian-led National League for Democracy government has allowed the military to go unchecked, especially in terms of abuses against ethnic Rohingya, as well as other religious and ethnic minorities.

Under the constitution, the military has control of key Ministries and 25 seats in parliament, which HRW says has allowed it to throw up roadblocks to political change.

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