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Nigeria condemns human right abuse in Myanmar
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By Theo Adegoke
September 12, 2017 13:15:43pm GMT      |      Views: 344
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WorldStage Newsonline-- The Federal Government of Nigeria has expressed deep regret at the desperate human right situation in the Rakhine State of Myanmar, which it said “is very reminiscent of what happened in Rwanda in 1994 and in Bosnia Herzegovina in 1995.”

Nigeria, in a statement by Ms. Jane Adams, Spokesperson, Ministry of Foreign Affairs  condemned the horrendous human suffering caused by “what is now confirmed by the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights in his statement today,  to be a “textbook example of ethnic cleansing” of  the Rohingya people.

“The Federal Government of Nigeria takes note of this statement, and calls upon the United Nations to invoke the principle of the “Responsibility to Protect” and intervene in Myanmar to stop the ongoing ethnic  cleansing and create the conditions for the safe return and rehabilitation of the fleeing Rohingya people to their motherland.

“The Government similarly calls on all members of the civilized world to condemn this heinous act and to demand for appropriate punishment to the perpetrators.”

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