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Pompeo decries ‘abhorrent ethnic cleansing’ in Myanmar on anniversary

WASHINGTON: The United States will continue to hold accountable those responsible for what he described as the “abhorrent ethnic cleansing” of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Saturday. Pompeo’s statement came on the one year anniversary of the conflict in western Myanmar’s Rakhine state that drove more than 700,000 Rohingya from their homes into neighboring Bangladesh. “A year ago, following deadly militant attacks, security forces responded by launching abhorrent ethnic cleansing…

UN warns of ‘ethnic cleansing’ of Myanmar’s Muslims

DHAKA: The situation in Myanmar is a "textbook example of ethnic cleansing", the United Nations rights chief said Monday, as Washington condemned a surge in violence that has sent more than 300,000 Rohingya Muslims fleeing for Bangladesh. Hours after the UN warning, the Security Council announced it would meet Wednesday to discuss the violence, prompting an ongoing exodus of Rohingya into neighbouring Bangladesh. Refugees fleeing the unrest have brought stories of entire villages burned to the ground by Buddhist mobs…

Suu Kyi denies ethnic cleansing of Myanmar minority

YANGON: Aung San Suu Kyi has denied security forces have carried out ethnic cleansing of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar, speaking to the BBC after the UN rights council agreed to investigate allegations of rape, murder and torture against the army. Rights groups say hundreds of the stateless group were killed in a months-long army crackdown following deadly attacks on Myanmar border police posts. Almost 75,000 Rohingya have fled to neighbouring Bangladesh where they have related grisly accounts of army abuse. Myanmar's…

Hundreds likely killed in Myanmar’s Rohingya crackdown: UN

GENEVA: Myanmar's military crackdown on Rohingya Muslims has likely killed hundreds of people, with children slaughtered and women raped in a campaign that may amount to ethnic cleansing, the UN said on Friday. A report from the United Nations Human Rights office, based on interviews with 204 Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, also found it was "very likely" that crimes against humanity had been committed in Myanmar, echoing previous UN accusations. The so-called "area clearance operations" launched by the military in…

Myanmar pursuing ‘ethnic cleansing’ of Rohingya: UN official

TEKNAF: Myanmar is carrying out "ethnic cleansing" of Rohingya Muslims, a UN official has reportedly said, as horrifying stories of gang rape, torture and murder emerge from among the thousands who have fled to Bangladesh. Up to 30,000 of the impoverished ethnic group have abandoned their homes in Myanmar to escape the unfolding violence, the UN says, after troops poured into the narrow strip where they live earlier this month. John McKissick, head of the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) in the Bangladeshi border…