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Rohingya violence a 'textbook example of ethnic cleansing,' United Nations rights chief says

Rohingya violence a 'textbook example of ethnic cleansing,' United Nations rights chief says

He noted the United Nations refugee agency says 270,000 people from Myanmar have fled to neighboring Bangladesh in the last three weeks, and pointed to satellite imagery and reports of "security forces and local militia burning Rohingya villages" and committing extrajudicial killings.

Supporters of both Myanmar's government and Rohingya have spread falsehoods.

On Monday, Bangladesh's human rights watchdog demanded that atrocities by Myanmar authorities against Rohingya be prosecuted.

The current OIC chief is Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who has been one of the most vocal leaders across the Muslim world askign the Suu Kyi lead state to stop violence and urging Bangladesh to open its doors to Rohingya Muslims with a promise of financial compensation in reward.

The Aug 25 attacks were bolder and more sustained - striking 30 police posts in one night and then maintaining several days of ambushes as Myanmar security forces hit back.

Aside from Myanmar, although he didn't specify the countries by name, Zeid said the council should consider "the need to exclude from this body states involved in the most egregious violations of human rights".

Talking to newsmen after visiting a Rohingya refugee camp at Noapara in Teknaf on Saturday, the minister also said Rohingyas coming from Myanmar will be registered through biometric identifier.

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The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on Sunday condemned Myanmar for "systematic brutal acts" against its Rohingya Muslims asking it to accept global monitors.

Although Muslims in Buddhist majority state are reeling under constant terror ever since the 1982 General Ne Win's government enacted the Burmese nationality law but a fresh spree of violence sparked worldwide controversy on August 25 when a few insurgents attacked dozens of police posts and an army base.

The International Criminal Court says "crimes against humanity" involve certain types of crimes like torture, enslavement, murder and extermination used against civilians in a "widespread and systematic" way, which his report last month had alleged to have occurred in Venezuela.

Seeing the recent precedence of liberal intervention by USA and West in countries like Libya, Iraq and Afghanistan, should not there be an imposition of sanctions against Myanmar over the massive human rights violations or a demand for a separate state for the Rohingyas on the pattern of East Timor or South Sudan. They are residents of Khoyarbil village of Rachhidong of Rakhine state.

Rohingya refugees have serious security implications for Southeast and South Asia given their vulnerabilities, allowing many to be picked up by terrorist groups.

The decades-long oppression has forced the whole community to live in utter poverty while the Myanmar government has forced Rohingyas from their homes at every opportunity, creating an unprecedented humanitarian tragedy.