Rohingya crisis: US calls Myanmar action 'ethnic cleansing'

Rohingya crisis: US calls Myanmar action 'ethnic cleansing'
 

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says Myanmar's military action against the minority Muslim Rohingya population constitutes ethnic cleansing.
He said the Rohingya had suffered "horrendous atrocities" and as a result the US was considering targeted sanctions against those responsible.
In September, UN human rights chief Zeid Raad Al Hussein also accused Myanmar of ethnic cleansing.
Mr Tillerson's comments come days before a visit to Myanmar by the Pope.
The Rohingya are a stateless minority who have long experienced persecution in Myanmar. More than 600,000 have fled to... read more

 
22 November 2017 in World News, Views: 48
Source: BBC
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