Ayatollah Khamenei calls Myanmar's Suu Kyi a 'cruel woman'



The top United Nations human rights official denounced Burma, also known as Myanmar, for conducting a "cruel military operation" against the Rohingya, branding it "a textbook example of ethnic cleansing".

"The current situation can not yet be fully assessed, but the situation seems a textbook example of ethnic cleansing", he told the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva.

Ruling Awami League general secretary and senior Bangladesh minister Obaidul Quader today said, "The entire world is today anxious with the Rohingya issue and India also expressed its concern.their (India s) concern and stance beside us is very crucial at this moment".

Zeid also called for the establishment of an worldwide and independent investigative body to probe the human rights situation in Yemen, which he called "extremely alarming".

Ali described actions following the militant attacks on security forces on August 25 as "revenge" by Myanmar troops.

Late on Monday the White House issued a statement calling on Myanmar's security forces to "respect the rule of law, stop the violence, and end the displacement of civilians from all communities".

The violence began on 25 August when the Rohingya militants attacked police posts in northern Rakhine, killing 12 security personnel.

The Rohingya have always been subjected to discrimination in Buddhist-majority Myanmar, which denies them citizenship.

According to official records, Hyderabad is home to about 3,600 Rohingyas, taking shelter under a UNHCR program.

The US Department of State said Saturday it is "very concerned" about the violence unfolding in the region, but stopped short of criticizing the country's government or its de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

"This is anger! We are expressing our anger against the Burmese government who is doing genocide against our people", Nurul Islam, president of Arakan Rohingya National Organization (ARNO), told Turkey's Anadolu news agency.

The stateless Muslim minority blames Myanmar's army and Buddhist mobs for the widespread killings.

He said the influx of refugees in the past month took the total number of Rohingya in Bangladesh to more than 700,000. "Rather, they (Islamic governments) have to increase their political, economic, and trade pressure on Myanmar's government and cry out against these crimes in global organizations", he said.

Rijiju's statement came after the United Nations human rights commissioner's criticism of India's plans to deport the Rohingyas. The Muslim villages have been torched by Muslim militants, the Myanmar military says.

The action had drawn global condemnation with about 400,000 people signing a petition calling for the withdrawal of Nobel Peace prize conferred on the country's leader, Aung Suu Kyi.

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