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Tawakkal Karman: Aung San Suu Kyi should resign

  • Published at 02:14 pm February 27th, 2018
  • Last updated at 02:18 pm February 27th, 2018
Tawakkal Karman: Aung San Suu Kyi should resign
After completing their tour of the no man's land between Myanmar's Tambru and Bangladesh's Konapara border areas, the Nobel laureate Tawakkal Karman of Yemen has demanded the resignation of Aung San Suu Kyi because of her tolerance towards Myanmar army's violence against Rohingyas. "The first step that should be taken against the inhuman torture being imposed upon Rohingyas is Aung San Suu Kyi's resignation," said Karman. "Since she is a Nobel Peace laureate, she cannot avoid the responsibility as the State Councillor of Myanmar." Karman, alongside fellow laureate Mairead Maguire of Northern Ireland, visited the no man's land at around 10.25 am on Tuesday. There, Karman and Maguire talked to around 12 Rohingya women, who are victims of sexual and gender-based violence, and asked about the welfare of the Rohingyas living in the no man's land. Mairead Maguire, on the other hand, said: "Actions should be taken against Aung San Suu Kyi and her government in the international court of justice for their rape and torture of the Rohingya women." She called for international communities to put pressure upon the Myanmar government so that they respectfully take back the Rohingyas as citizens of their own country. After visiting the Kutupalong and Balukhali camps in Ukhiya and Tajnimarkhola camp in Thaingkhali, the Nobel laureates visited the no man's land between Tambru and Konapara on Tuesday to know about the welfare of the Rohingyas currently residing there. They will return to Dhaka in the afternoon after visiting the border of Myanmar and Bangladesh. Around 700,000 Rohingyas have entered Bangladesh since August 2017, fleeing the Myanmar military’s oppression termed as “ethnic cleansing” by the UN.
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