Burma has criticized a U.S. report accusing the country's military government of religious rights violations.
Burma's military government said (Thursday) the United States used what it called "hearsay evidence" to make the allegations.
In its annual religious freedom report, the U.S. State Department accused Burma's military government of destroying Muslim mosques and Christian churches.
Washington says some Burmese religious believers, including several Buddhist monks and Christian clergy, have been jailed for their faith.
In addition, the United States says Burmese Muslims face considerable discrimination, including occasional government-orchestrated or state-tolerated violence.
Information for this report is provided by AP and AFP.