Julie Bishop says Myanmar landmines in Rohingya path would breach international law

Julie Bishop says Myanmar landmines in Rohingya path would breach international law

Australian foreign minister responds to report civilians fleeing violence have been injured crossing border with Bangladesh

Australia’s foreign minister, Julie Bishop, says it would be a gross breach of international law if Myanmar’s military planted landmines in the path of Rohingya Muslims fleeing violence in western Rakhine state.

Bishop was responding to reports that civilians had been injured while crossing the border with Bangladesh, where 300,000 Rohingya have fled in the past two weeks.

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