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Brits want to spoedberaad about violence Rohingya muslims and Myanmar

Brits want to spoedberaad about violence Rohingya muslims and Myanmar

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Britain has asked to be a spoedzitting of the Security council about the escalating violence between the ethnic moslimgroep Rohingya and security forces in Myanmar. The session would be on Wednesday should take place.

According to the British ambassador Matthew Rycroft from the United Nations, there are especially urgent appointments needed about the situation in Rakhine, a state of Myanmar.

The moslimmilitanten of Rohingya commit continuously attacks where recently dozens of deaths. Also the security forces to react with much violence.

Many members of the Rohingya to flee in the past to neighboring Bangladesh, but the border troops of that country to keep the muslims are currently at. In the predominately buddhist Myanmar, the Rohingya are not citizens. They are considered illegal immigrants and are thus virtually rechteloos.

In early February beat the United Nations in a report of alarm about the violence against the Rohingya. Security forces would be on a large scale have been guilty of murder, rape and torture. The report was mainly based on interviews with over two hundred Rohingya.

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