Trudeau urges just solution to Rohingya crisis

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"We are always looking at. how we can help, how we can move forward in a way that reduces violence, that emphasises the rule of law and that ensures protection for all citizens", he said. "What we found took place in Rakhine state... is a textbook example of ethnic cleansing, murder, rape, assault, killings, torture". Human rights organisations have branded it a "whitewash".

The results of an internal military investigation published on Monday absolved the Myanmar army of all wrongdoing during the Rohingya crisis.

A Myanmar military report that said no Rohingya civilians were killed during a months-long crackdown is "absurd" and the International Criminal Court must now launch its own investigtion, a human rights group said.

More than 615,000 Rohingya refugees have fled the country since August 25, according to aid agencies, pouring into neighboring Bangladesh, which has struggled to deal with the influx.

Representatives of the United Nations and the European Union have described the situation as "ethnic cleansing", an assessment echoed by British Prime Minister Theresa May this week.

Suu Kyi was awarded the Dublin honor in 1999 for her work to bring democracy to Myanmar, but she didn't formally receive it until a visit in 2012, when she was also feted with a concert organized by Amnesty International.

In a statement issued late Monday, the military said it had interviewed thousands of people during a monthlong investigation into the conduct of troops in western Rakhine state after Rohingya insurgents launched a series of deadly attacks there on August 25.

The human rights group called for a United Nations fact-finding mission and requested other independent investigators be given full access to Rakhine State.

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"After recording countless stories of horror and using satellite analysis to track the growing devastation we can only reach one conclusion: These attacks amount to crimes against humanity".

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi has come under increasing worldwide pressure to act to prevent further tragedies from occurring.

Since the crisis began, the Nobel Peace Prize laureate has come in for intense criticism from the worldwide community.

Secretary Guterres said, "the dramatic movement of hundreds of thousands of refugees from Myanmar to Bangladesh, is a worrying escalation in a protracted tragedy and a potential source of instability in the region, and radicalization". Trudeau called on Tuesday for a "sustainable and just solution".

The Myanmar military's report and its denunciation by Human Rights Watch came as US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrives in Myanmar on Wednesday.

In its most forceful denial so far, however, Myanmar's military issued a statement late Monday saying security forces did not commit atrocities during "clearance operations".

On Tuesday in Naypyitaw, the capital, Myanmar authorities began the first of five days of talks with Bangladesh border guard officials to discuss how to resolve the refugee crisis and other issues along their common frontier.

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