Rohingya: UN warns of regional security crisis

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The United Nations Human Rights Chief Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein says Myanmar’s persecution of the Rohingya Muslim minority has the potential to ignite regional security crisis.

Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein said this on Monday in Indonesia that acts of genocide and ethnic cleansing may have occurred in the campaign of violence against Rohingya that sparked an exodus of nearly 1 million people to neighboring Bangladesh.

He said: “Myanmar faces a very serious crisis with a potentially severe impact on the security of the region.

“If the Rohingya crisis were to spark a broader conflict based on religious identities, the ensuing disputes could be a cause for great alarm.”

Indonesia’s poor human rights record including persecution of LGBT people is expected to be under scrutiny during Zeid’s three-day visit.

Source: Fox News


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