A UN Security Council delegation visited Myanmar's Rakhine state, from where hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims have fled military-led violence, and said they hope to help the refugees return quickly and safely to their homes.
Thousands of Rohingya Muslims welcome a UN Security Council team that's getting a firsthand look at the plight of refugees who have fled military-led violence in Myanmar.
UN Security Council envoys begin four-day visit to Bangladesh and Myanmar to see firsthand the aftermath of a Myanmar military crackdown against Rohingya Muslims in what the UN calls "a textbook example of ethnic cleansing".
The arms embargo came over "serious and systemic" human rights violations in the coutry.
Myanmar's persecution of its Rohingya Muslim minority has sparked an exodus of some 700,000 refugees over land into neighbouring Bangladesh since August.
Myanmar’s government says it repatriated the first family of Rohingya refugees, among 700,000 who fled to Bangladesh during a brutal crackdown in Myanmar's Rakhine state. However, Bangladesh and the UN refugee agency disputed the repatriation claim.
Myanmar soldiers executed the 10 Muslim men in Inn Din village on September 2, before dumping their bodies into a mass grave. The bloody incident is the only atrocity to which the military has admitted during its violent crackdown in Rakhine state.
UN's Assistant Secretary Ursula Mueller said that Myanmar does not take step to meet the need of Rohingya Muslims.
Friday marks two years since a civilian government was sworn into office in Myanmar, ending decades of complete military rule. The road to democracy since then has been rocky.
The US Holocaust Memorial Museum says it is rescinding the award due to Aung San Suu Kyi's inaction over what it called "mounting evidence of genocide" committed by the Myanmar military against civilians from the Rohingya minority.
The UN assistant secretary-general for human rights says the nature of the violence against the Rohingya in Myanmar has "changed from the frenzied blood-letting to a lower intensity campaign of terror."
Border Guard Bangladesh says Myanmar officials have been using loudspeakers to urge Rohingya refugees in the no man's land to enter Bangladesh, which Dhaka does not want.
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