Arab Parliament calls for action on Rohingya genocide

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Wed, 06 Sep 2017 - 05:24 GMT

photo of Rohingya Muslims photo file

photo of Rohingya Muslims photo file

CAIRO - 06 September 2017: The speaker of the Arab Parliament called on international organizations to take immediate action to stop the suffering of Rohingyan Muslims.

In a strongly worded tone the speaker of the Arab Parliament, Mishaal Al Salami, called on the United Nations, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to take urgent and immediate action to stop the massacre of Rohingya Muslims in Arakan (Rakhine region) and bring the perpetrators to the International Criminal Court for committing crimes against humanity.

Expressing regret over the continued killing of innocent civilians, Al Salami stressed that what is happening in Myanmar against the Rohingyan Muslim minority is a systematic ethnic and religious cleansing; especially of women and children, and the world stand as an eyewitness.

The speaker showed deep sorrow and concern to the international silence on these grave violations, which include genocide and ethnic cleansing as violations of international humanitarian law.

The escalation of these brutal attacks came two days after the former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan handed over to the government of Myanmar a final fact-finding report on the violence against Rohingya Muslims in Arakan.

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