August 12, 2020

Myanmar bars Rohingya candidate from election

Yangon (AFP) – A Rohingya Muslim has been barred from standing in Myanmar’s upcoming election, in a decision decried by rights groups as discriminatory and a symptom of the “ongoing genocide” against the persecuted minority.A 2017 military operation drove 750,000 Rohingya out of the country into sprawling refugee camps in neighbouring Bangladesh, prompting genocide charges at the UN’s top court.¬†Myanmar has denied the allegations and justified the military operations as a means of rooting out terrorists.Another 600,000 Rohingya remain in Myanmar, but most are not regarded as citizens and will …


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