UN: Myanmar's treatment of Rohingya 'textbook example of ethnic cleansing'

UN: Myanmar's treatment of Rohingya 'textbook example of ethnic cleansing'

Top UN human rights official denounces security crackdown against Muslim minority in Rakhine state

Myanmar’s treatment of its Muslim Rohingya minority appears to be a “textbook example” of ethnic cleansing, the top UN human rights official has said.

In an address to the United Nations human rights council in Geneva, Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein denounced the “brutal security operation” against the Rohingya in Rakhine state, which he said was “clearly disproportionate” to insurgent attacks carried out last month.

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