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Satellite Imagery Shows Mass Destruction Of Rohingya Villages

Satellite Imagery Shows Mass Destruction Of Rohingya Villages

Nobel Prize victor and defecto leader of Myanmar, Aung San Suu Kyi, has drawn criticism for not condemning this military action against this ethnic minority.

In a televised national address, the Nobel laureate said Myanmar does not fear "international scrutiny" over the Rohingya crisis.

"We are deeply sorry for the suffering of all those who are caught in the trap of this conflict", said the Nobel Peace prize, referring to civilians who have fled en masse to Bangladesh, but also buddhists who fled their villages.

In the Kutupalong refugee camp, Abdul Hafiz said Rohingya once trusted Suu Kyi more than the military that not only ruled for half a century before, but also held her under house arrest for many years.

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She announced that Myanmar was ready to start a refugee verification process for those Rohingya Muslims who wished to return home.

"When Canada conferred honorary Canadian status on Aung San Suu Kyi, it was because she was said to embody these principles", Khan told the crowd gathered below the steps leading up to Parliament Hill.

Members of a pressure group known as the Freedom and Justice Group, have embarked on a demonstration at Obra spot in Ghana's capital Accra, over what they describe as the persecution of Muslim Minority Rohingya population in Myanmar.

Myanmar State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi delivers a speech to the nation over Rakhine and Rohingya situation, in Naypyitaw, Myanmar September 19, 2017.

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Suu Kyi, 72, is banned from the presidency by the military-drafted constitution because her children have British citizenship. Despite her ambition to become the nation's president, Myanmar's current constitution bars her from presidency because her two sons are United Kingdom citizens and she is a widow, which makes her not eligible. There have been allegations and counter-allegations. Action will be taken against all people regardless their religion, she says. "We would like to talk to those who have fled, and those who have stayed - more than 50 per cent of villages of Muslims are intact and are as they were before the attacks took place".

"We want to find out why this exodus is happening".

Suu Kyi said she was making this speech because she was unable to travel to the UN General Assembly later this week, reports the BBC. "Refugees who have fled to Bangladesh can not return to this appalling status quo", Amnesty said.

Suu Kyi appealed for outside observers to visit Myanmar and see the situation for themselves - despite the severe restrictions her government has placed on access to the conflict zone in northern Rakhine.

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Rohingya refugees, rights groups and the United Nations have accused the military and Buddhist mobs of using bullets and arson to drive out the Rohingya in a systematic ethnic cleansing campaign.