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Somaliland condemns the inhuman activity done by Myanmar troops to Rohingya Minority Muslims

siilaanyo-777Hargeysa (SLpost)- The republic of Somaliland has condemned the massacre and genocide of the Rohingya community by the Myanmar government forces.

This was said by press-release from Somaliland’s presidential Palace spokesman, which said that the reports of this inhuman treatment have absolutely disturbed the government and people of the republic of Somaliland.

“We are utterly disturbed by the reports and scenes of inhuman treatment of the Rohingya community by the Myanmar security forces. We urge Myanmar government to stop the horrendous violence and the ethnic, and religious cleansing against the Rohingya civilians, and to allow humanitarian assistance to reach those who need it so desperately,” this was said by the president of Somaliland reportedly narrated by the spokesman of the Somaliland’s presidential palace.

Somaliland has urged the international community to intervene and make action against these inhuman treatment to the Rohingya ethnic minority community by the government of Burma.

“We urge the international community, particularly the UN, to act to stop the genocidal campaign waged against the Rohingya people in Myanmar,” this was said by the spokesman of Somaliland’s presidential palace.

Who are the Rohingya and what is happening in Myanmar?

Described as the world’s most persecuted people, 1.1 million Rohingya people live in Myanmar. They live predominately in Rakhine state, where they have co-existed uneasily alongside Buddhists for decades.

Rohingya people say they are descendants of Muslims, perhaps Persian and Arab traders, who came to Myanmar generations ago. Unlike the Buddhist community, they speak a language similar to the Bengali dialect of Chittagong in Bangladesh.

fleeing rohingaThe Rohingya are reviled by many in Myanmar as illegal immigrants and they suffer from systematic discrimination. The Myanmar government treats them as stateless people, denying them citizenship. Stringent restrictions have been placed on Rohingya people’s freedom of movement, access to medical assistance, education and other basic services.

Almost 400 people have died in the recent unrest, with campaigners accusing the Burmese military accused of committing crimes against humanity.

Turkey’s President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has accused Burma’s forces of genocide

According to the UN’s refugee agency an estimated 73,000 people have crossed the border into Bangladesh since violence flared on 25 August, leaving refugee camps near full capacity.

Turkey’s President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has accused Burma’s forces of genocide

According to the UN’s refugee agency an estimated 73,000 people have crossed the border into Bangladesh since violence flared on 25 August, leaving refugee camps near full capacity.

 

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