[JURIST] Amnesty International (AI) [advocacy website] on Thursday stated [press release] that the violence against minority Rohingyas [BBC backgrounder] and other Muslim has increased since a state of emergency was declared [NYT report] in the western Myanmar State Rakhine. Benjamin Zawacki, Amnesty International's Myanmar Researcher, commented that "Declaring a state of emergency is not a license to commit human rights violations." AI reported that the government of Myanmar [BBC backgrounder; JURIST news archive] has violated international standards by detaining hundreds...

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