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US calls on Myanmar to stop violence, displacement of Rohingya

Sun Online Desk     12th September, 2017 12:07:04 printer

US calls on Myanmar to stop violence, displacement of Rohingya

 

 

The White House said on Monday the violent displacement of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar showed the country’s security forces were not protecting civilians.

 

“We call on Burmese security authorities to respect the rule of law, stop the violence, and end the displacement of civilians from all communities,” the White House said in a statement.

 

Meanwhile, The United Nations’ top human rights official has accused Myanmar of carrying out “a textbook example of ethnic cleansing” against Rohingya Muslims, hundreds of thousands of whom have crossed into Bangladesh since late August to escape a military crackdown.

 

Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein, UN high commissioner for human rights, said the military’s “brutal” security campaign was in clear violation of international law, and cited what he called refugees’ consistent accounts of widespread extrajudicial killings, rape and other atrocities.

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