Rohingya seemingly face 'ethnic cleansing — United Nations rights chief

Rohingya seemingly face 'ethnic cleansing — United Nations rights chief

Bloody anti-Muslim rioting that erupted in 2012 in Rakhine state forced more than 100,000 Rohingya into displacement camps in Bangladesh, where many still live today.

On Venezuela, Zeid called for an worldwide independent investigation of possible rights violations, citing a report from his office last month that documented allegations of excessive use of force by security forces to quash protests against President Nicolas Maduro's government.

For this, Washington is implementing a policy of engagement with Myanmar, while ignoring the regime's violation of worldwide law and human rights.

The Myanmar government said 421 people had died. Some members also suggested severing diplomatic ties with Myanmar.

Earlier Voicing serious concerns over the plight of Rohingya Muslims, the Senate Functional Committee on Human Rights on Monday recommended that the government defer all negotiations of cooperation with Myanmar, specifically in the field of military equipment, until the situation in the country improves.

The U.N. refugee agency has reported that 270,000 people have fled to neighboring Bangladesh in the last three weeks.

Addressing the protesters JI provincial president Mushtaq Ahmed Khan asked the people to put pressure on the government to expel the Myanmar envoy from Pakistan.

The U.N. human rights chief says violence and injustice faced by the ethnic Rohingya minority in Myanmar, where U.N. rights investigators have been barred from entry, "seems a textbook example of ethnic cleansing".

Earlier taking part in the discussion, MPs termed the ongoing brutality on the Rohingyas genocide and urged the global community to file complaints against Myanmar with the worldwide criminal court.

Officials have blamed insurgents and Rohingya themselves for burning villages to draw global attention to their cause.

On Monday it emerged that the Dalai Lama had joined fellow Nobel peace laureates Malala Yousafzai and Archbishop Desmond Tutu in urging Suu Kyi to intervene.

Critics have slammed the targeted violence as being equivalent to "ethnic cleansing". The images we are seeing of the suffering of the Rohingya fill us with pain and dread ...

Aside from Myanmar, although he didn't specify the countries by name, Zeid said the council should consider "the need to exclude from this body states involved in the most egregious violations of human rights".

AP reporters on the Bangladesh side of the border on Monday saw an elderly woman with devastating leg wounds: one leg with the calf apparently blown off and the other also badly injured.

The apex court had earlier asked the ASG to take instruction from the Centre about its response to the petition challenging the decision on various grounds, including that it violated global human right conventions.

This picture taken on August 25, 2017 shows ethnic Rakhine people fleeing from a conflict area at the Yathae Taung township in Rakhine State in Myanmar.

In response, the military intensified "clearance operations" against "terrorists", driving thousands of people from their homes.

In northern Rakhine state there are reports of at least another 30,000 Rohingyas trapped in hilly terrain without basic supplies of food, water or medicine, according to activists.

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