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Myanmar's crackdown on Rohingya 'classical ethnic cleansing': Analyst

Rohingya refugees wait for relief aid at Nayapara refugee camp in Teknaf on October 21, 2017. (Photo by AFP)

An analyst has told Press TV that the ongoing crackdown on Rohingya Muslims by Myanmar's government is an example of “classical ethnic cleansing,” and the endgame is to get rid of the minority group.

“They [Myanmar authorities] are actually succeeding, they are managing to do this day by day. The international community is just [paying] lip service and nothing more and the fact of the matter is that people are dying on a daily basis. This is outrageous. It is outrageous not just for the fact that it is taking place, but for the fact that the international community has not got the will to do anything,” Massoud Shadjareh, the head of the Islamic Human Rights Commission, said in an interview with Press TV on Sunday.

“I think what is really important and is essential at this last stage [is that] we need to force the United Nations to refer [the case of] Myanmar to international courts and as a result of that also follow it up with sanctions. We need to make sure that when we say never again we will allow genocide of a minority, we mean it.”

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