Amnesty International Claims 'Evidence' of Ethnic Cleansings' of Rohingya

Amnesty International Claims 'Evidence' of Ethnic Cleansings' of Rohingya

Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Patrick Murphy will travel to Myanmar to meet with officials this weekend regarding the violence in the country, including the attacks on Rohingya Muslims.

UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric told reporters in New York on Thursday that 10,000 people reportedly crossed the border in the last 24 hours that "it's estimated that some 40 percent of the total Rohingya population have now fled into Bangladesh".

Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali said: "We will continue international pressure on the Myanmar government to immediately end its ongoing ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya".

Suu Kyi has been repeatedly criticised over her response to the crisis, particularly given her previous work as a defender of human rights which won her the Nobel Peace Prize.

He said the Myanmar government had for centuries tried to resolve the conflict, but they kept failing.

The Security Council has not agreed on a Burma statement since 2008 when the country was in a transition to democracy, mainly because of neighbouring China's support for the government and its military.

The UN said two children and a woman were killed in a "rampage" when a private group handed clothes near a camp on Friday.

The current crisis erupted on August 25, when an insurgent Rohingya group attacked police outposts in Burma's Rakhine state, killing a dozen security personnel.

The Khalsa Aid managing director Amarpreet Singh said, "A local resident provided us the fuel, we cooked the food and by early afternoon we started distribution of packets at the site where they (Rohingya refugees) are camping".

Images purportedly showing atrocities against the Rohingya have flooded Muslim-majority Bangladesh's social media, triggering sympathy and protests by thousands of supporters of hardline Islamist parties.

Following the discussions, the council "expressed concern about reports of excessive violence during the security operations and called for immediate steps to end the violence in Rakhine, de-escalate the situation, re-establish law and order, ensure the protection of civilians. and resolve the refugee problem".

"Security forces surround a village, shoot people fleeing in panic and then torch houses to the ground".