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Violence in Northern Rakhine State

Press Statement
Washington, DC
January 24, 2014


We note the recent statements of senior UN officials on the recent violence in northern Rakhine state and share their deep concern about the situation there. We are deeply disturbed by reports that at least 40 people have been killed, as well as the disappearance of a police officer, and we reiterate our call for the Government of Burma to launch an immediate, credible and independent investigation into the violence and hold accountable those responsible. We continue to encourage the Government of Burma to work toward a durable solution in Rakhine State that addresses the underlying causes of conflict in the state to create the conditions for sustainable peace and development. The United States stands ready to assist in these efforts.


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