The UN Secretary General called on the Myanmar authorities to stop the violence in Rakhine state

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2017-09-13 22:45:05

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The UN Secretary General called on the Myanmar authorities to stop the violence in Rakhine state

new York, September 13. UN Secretary-General antónio Guterres urged the Myanmar authorities to stop military operations against the Muslim Rohingya in Rakhine state.

According to him, in the fighting in Rakhine state more than 270 thousand of the people of the Rohingya were forced to flee to Bangladesh.

"I urge the Myanmar authorities to suspend hostilities, adhere to the rule of law and to provide conditions for the return of refugees and delivery of humanitarian assistance," — said Guterres.

the aggravation of the situation in Myanmar began on 25 August, following the attack of militants from the "Army of salvation Rohingya of Arakan", 30 police posts and a military base. The attack killed 12 members of the security forces. Then in the Rakhine state troops were brought

it is Worth noting that the Rohingya consider themselves the indigenous people of the Rakhine state, however, the Myanmar authorities deny them citizenship, calling them illegal immigrants from Bangladesh.

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