U.N. expert fears Myanmar trying to depopulate Rohingya areas

By Tom Miles | Reuters

Myanmar may be using bureaucratic means to get rid of its Rohingya Muslim minority after a security crackdown against them caused an international outcry, the U.N. human rights investigator on Myanmar said on Monday.

The U.N. human rights office said last month that the campaign of killings and rapes probably amounted to crimes against humanity and possibly ethnic cleansing.

U.N. special rapporteur Yanghee Lee told the U.N. Human Rights Council that Myanmar was still making Rohingyas’ lives difficult by dismantling homes and conducting a household survey.