Wednesday October 18, 2017
SNc Channels:

Search
About Salem-News.com

 

Sep-15-2017 18:24printcomments

Merkley Statement on Anti-Rohingya Persecution in Burma

Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley calls on the Government of Burma (Myanmar) to cease its persecution of the Rohingya ethnic minority

Rohingya people of Myanmar
The Rohingya people of Myanmar in particular, are suffering at the hands of a Genocidal Buddhist population.

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released the following statement calling on the Government of Burma to cease its persecution of the Rohingya ethnic minority.

He calls on them to take immediate steps to reverse the conditions that have created the unfolding humanitarian and refugee crisis for the Rohingya people.

Senator Merkley:

There are significant ties between Oregon and the Rohingya community, and I share Oregonians’ concern about the escalating violence in Burma, which has led to the recent displacement of nearly 400,000 Rohingya and horrific death and suffering.

"The persecution of vulnerable Rohingya minorities, who are at risk of statelessness due to having been denied citizenship by the Government of Burma, bears the hallmarks of ethnic cleansing.

"This is a human rights issue; it is an issue of Burma’s adherence to international legal commitments; and it has become a humanitarian crisis for the refugees fleeing into Bangladesh.

"I join my colleagues in Congress in our bipartisan call for the security forces of Burma to stop their persecution of the Rohingya, and for the Government of Burma to take immediate steps to facilitate access for humanitarian groups on both sides of the border and reverse decades of denial of rights to the Rohingya and other ethnic minorities.

Source: U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley

PLEASE ALSO SEE (past articles):

_________________________________________




Comments Leave a comment on this story.
Name:

All comments and messages are approved by people and self promotional links or unacceptable comments are denied.


[Return to Top]
©2017 Salem-News.com. All opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Salem-News.com.


Articles for September 15, 2017 |
Special Section: Truth telling news about marijuana related issues and events.

Donate to Salem-News.com and help us keep the news flowing! Thank you.


The NAACP of the Willamette Valley



Since 1985, Tattoo Mike is one of the most reputable tattoo artists in Oregon.