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Investigation Commission launches probe into UN allegations of human rights violations in Maungtaw

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Members of the Investigation Commission on Maungtaw began their fact-finding mission yesterday looking into United Nations allegations of human rights violations in northern Rakhine.

The mission including U Zaw Myint Pe, Secretary of the Commission and members U Thar Nyan, U Saw Thalay Saw, U Nyunt Swe, Dr Daw Thet Thet Zin, Daw Kyein Ngaik Man and U Aung Naing, was divided into groups and carried out probes door to door in villages into human rights violations including alleged rapes cases mentioned in a February-3 Report of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR).

The members of the independent mission visited Zinpaingnyar, Warbeik, Pharwutchaung, Kyeinchaung and Sedipyin villages in Laungdon Village-tract in Maungtaw Township yesterday.

—Myanmar News Agency