August 27, 2018 / 10:59 AM / 9 months ago

Britain says 'appalling' violations against Rohingya must be punished

British Minister of State for Asia and the Pacific Mark Field speaks during a briefing in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, August 22, 2018. REUTERS/Samrang Pring

(Reuters) - Those responsible for mass killings and gang rapes of Muslim Rohingya must not escape punishment, Britain’s Foreign Ministry said on Monday after a damning United Nations report on atrocities in Myanmar.

“There cannot and must not be impunity for such acts,” junior foreign minister Mark Field said.

Reporting by Elisabeth O'Leary; editing by John Stonestreet

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