In Focus: Rohingya persecution in Myanmar ‘is ethnic cleansing’ ~ Ludovica Iaccino , Video by Sabine Schwab, IBTimes UK, June 5, 2015.
The plight of the persecuted Muslim Rohingya in Myanmar has been highlighted in recent weeks after thousands of people fled the South-east Asian country asking for asylum.
The 1.3 million Rohingya in Myanmar are regarded as stateless people and unwelcome migrants from Bangladesh and live in segregated conditions in the western Rakhine state.
IBTimes UK spoke with Anna Roberts, executive director at Burma Campaign UK, about the persecution of the Rohingya which has reportedly lead to massacres.
The Rohingya have been dubbed by the UN one of the world’s most persecuted ethnic minorities. It is estimated that at least 25,000 Rohingya have fled Myanmar since the beginning of 2015.
More than 230 people have been killed in religious violence in Myanmar since June 2012 and…
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