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  • Myanmar guilty of genocide, war crimes

    Two US organisations said they had found clear evidence that Myanmar military committed genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity against the Rohingyas and urged the international community to set about a criminal investigation into the atrocities.

  • Myanmar continues ethnic cleansing

    Myanmar continues an ethnic cleansing campaign against Rohingyas despite growing condemnation from the international community, the US has said.

  • US criticizes China for shielding Myanmar from UN action

    The United States indirectly criticises China for shielding Myanmar from strong UN Security Council action over a military crackdown against mainly Rohingya Muslims that the US and other countries have denounced as ethnic cleansing.

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    'Myanmar not ready for return of Rohingya refugees'

    Myanmar is not ready for the repatriation of Rohingya refugees, says the most senior United Nations official to visit the country this year, after Myanmar was accused of instigating ethnic cleansing and driving nearly 700,000 Muslims to Bangladesh.

  • In search of justice

    In recent times, numerous international rights organisations and leaders across the world have been arguing for the referral of the “ethnic cleansing” campaign of the Rohingyas in Rakhine State, Myanmar to the International Criminal Court (ICC). The world at least owes the Rohingyas an acknowledgement of their pain and suffering, as a fact, by holding the culprits and the instigators of the ethnic cleansing

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    Call it genocide

    The UN calls the Myanmar army's aggression against the Rohingya “ethnic cleansing”. “Ethnic cleansing” is a term invented by Slobodan Milosevic. It's a euphemism for forced displacement and genocide. It's an insidious term because there is no international treaty law against it, whereas there are international laws against forced displacement and genocide.

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    Rohingya crisis: US won’t say 'ethnic cleansing'

    US government officials decline to characterize the treatment of Myanmar's Rohingya Muslims as ethnic cleansing, but listed new measures including targeted sanctions Washington is considering to address the crisis.

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    World MPs slam ethnic cleansing in Myanmar

    The global parliamentary community yesterday condemned the ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya minority in the Northern Rakhine state

  • Textbook case of ethnic cleansing

    The United Nations has denounced Myanmar's “brutal security operation” against Rohingyas in Rakhine State as a “textbook example of ethnic cleansing”. Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein, the UN high commissioner for human rights, yesterday told the 36th session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva that the operation is disproportionate to insurgent attacks carried out last month.

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    Myanmar rejects allegations of human rights abuses against Rohingya

    Myanmar rejects allegations of crimes against humanity and ethnic cleansing during a crackdown against Rohingya Muslims last year, accusing the United Nations of making exaggerated claims in its report on the issue.