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POSTED | 17:11 PM | 13-02-2018

UN: report on Myanmar massacre demands ‘action’

A Reuters investigation into the killing of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar and other reports of grave abuses “demand our attention and action,” a senior United Nations official told the UN Security Council on Tuesday (Feb 13, 2018).

Deputy UN political affairs chief Miroslav Jenca called for the release of two detained Reuters journalists, telling the 15-member council: “The ability to exercise the right to freedom of expression and information is a barometer for respect for human rights more broadly.”

Meanwhile, US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said Myanmar’s government was preventing the United Nations Security Council and other groups from traveling to Rakhine state because they want to ensure “no one contradicts their preposterous denials” of ethnic cleansing of Rohingya Muslims.

“This council must hold the military accountable for their actions and pressure Aung San Suu Kyi to acknowledge these horrific acts that are taking place in her country,” Haley told a meeting of the 15-member council on Myanmar.

 

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