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Some Rohingya Muslims who have reached Thailand speak of being taken to smugglers’ camps in the jungles or hills near Thailand-Malaysia border kept for months in overcrowded camps & sometimes even cages until families could pay for their release, according to UNHCR.
http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=48003#.U5cYQy-BG2k

UN Expert Alarmed at Worsening Human Rights Situation in Myanmar's Rakhine State

Ban Ki-moon marks 20th anniversary of Rwandan Genocide urging vigilance to prevent future genocides. GENOCIDE IS happening AGAIN in Myanmar/Burma. At last is a focused report from UN Special Rapporteur.“The Government’s decision against self-identification of the Rohingya for the census is not in compliance with international human rights standards.”

Blog Report: “SERIOUS HUMAN RIGHTS CONCERNS” IN MYANMAR, By Ambassador Mo
… in treatment of ethnic/religious minorities & political prisoners still held, UN Human Rights Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Myanmar. Rapporteur Tomás Ojea Quintana did note a number of positive developments during his 30 July to 4 August visit, including the increasing engagement of civil society, political parties & other stakeholders in the reform process, greater openness in discussing human rights issues, & efforts towards building a society based on the rule of law. –MORE–
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