Myanmar treatment of Rohingya looks like 'textbook ethnic cleansing', says UN

12.09.2017 12:08

Top human rights official denounces ‘brutal operation’ against Muslim minority in Rakhine state.

Myanmar’s treatment of its Muslim Rohingya minority appears to be a “textbook example” of ethnic cleansing, the top United Nations human rights official has said.

In an address to the UN human rights council in Geneva, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein denounced the “brutal security operation” against the Rohingya in Rakhine state, which he said was “clearly disproportionate” to insurgent attacks carried out last month.