lørdag 31. desember 2016

Rohingya Myanmar: Nobel winners urge action over 'ethnic cleansing'

Eleven Nobel peace prize winners have urged the UN to "end the human crisis" of Myanmar's Rohingya Muslims in a letter criticising Aung San Suu Kyi (picture). In the open letter, the group said the government crackdown on the population amounted to "ethnic cleansing".

More than 34,000 Rohingya have been forced to flee military operations in Rakhine state, according to the UN. 
Ms Suu Kyi, Myanmar's de facto leader, is accused of failing to protect the minority group. "A human tragedy amounting to ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity is unfolding in Myanmar," the group, which includes South Africa's Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai, wrote in a letter to the UN Security Council. Read more