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Sanctions if necessary on Myanmar, European lawmakers say

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Commentary. The Elie Wiesel Network of parliamentarians of Europe demand to the authorities of Myanmar and Europe to protect the Rohingya. “Pressure on the army [and] Aung San Suu Kyi is necessary.”

written by Benjamin Abtan

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March 13, 2018

Killings, torture, rape, evictions, destruction of religious places, burning entire villages… The atrocities committed against the Rohingya in Myanmar since the Aug. 25 constitute an ethnic cleansing, if not worse.

It’s been seven months since the beginning of operations by Myanmar’s army, and now the international attention has faded. But for the more than 680,000 refugees in Bangladesh and 120,000 internally displaced persons the situation remains alarming.

This situation requires determined actions, in emergency as well as in the long term. The fundamental........

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