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Publish Date: 9:20 - 07 September 2017
TEHRAN, September 7 - Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani called for UN fact-finding committee to consider killing Muslims in Myanmar.

Larijani urges UN fact-finding team to consider killing Muslims in MyanmarTEHRAN, Young Journalists Club (YJC) - “Painful incidents and slaughter and compulsory immigration of dozen thousands of Muslims in Rohingya make pain in spirit of any noble human being,” he said in a statement, as blasting silence of those claim to be defenders of human rights and certain governments and international organizations which are only watching horrifying events, violation of human rights and slaughter of Muslims.

He also blasted slaughter and expulsion of Muslims from Myanmar, and stressed Myanmar’s government responsibility to support Muslim minority of the country.

A new wave of violence broke out recently after dozens of police and border outposts in the state of Rakhine came under attack purportedly by a group claiming to be the defenders of the Rohingya minority. The alleged assaults were launched in response to a government clampdown in the area, where over a million Rohingya are based.

Since last week, at least 100 people, including 12 Myanmarese soldiers, have been killed in the violence.

The volatile Rakhine, located northwest of the Buddhist-majority Myanmar, has been the scene of communal violence since 2012. Many of the Muslims have lost their lives while tens of thousands have been displaced as a result of attacks by Buddhists. The refugees largely live in camps in dire conditions.

Rakhine has also been under a military siege since October 2016, when the government used a purported deadly militant attack on border guards back then as a pretext to enforce the siege. There have been numerous eyewitness accounts of summary executions, rapes, and arson attacks by security forces against the Muslims since the crackdown began.

The United Nations (UN) has described Rohingya Muslims as the “most persecuted minority group in the world.”


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