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UK Backs Quintana's Call for Arakan Inquiry

15 August 2012

British Foreign Secretary William Hague has come out in favor of calls by Tomas Ojea Quintana, the UN special envoy on human rights on Burma, for an independent inquiry into recent clashes between Arakanese Buddhists and Rohingya Muslims in Arakan State. “We join Mr Quintana in stressing the need to end the violence; to grant full and unhindered humanitarian access to the areas affected; to allow the affected communities to safely return to their homes; and to support the restitution of property that was seriously damaged or destroyed,” Hague said on Tuesday.