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2 US Senators condemn violence against Rohingyas

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UNB, Dhaka :
Condemning the horrific acts of violence being committed against the Rohingya ethnic minority in Myanmar, two US Senators - Dick Durbin and John McCain - have urged Aung San Suu Kyi to live up to her historic democratic and human rights ideals by taking action to stop this humanitarian tragedy.
The made the call in a resolution introduced on Thursday condemning the violence and displacement inflicted on Myanmar's
Rohingya civilians, according to a press release.
In the resolution, the two US senators also called for an immediate halt to all hostilities by Myanmar authorities and the attacks by the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army militant group.
They urged the Myanmar government to allow unrestricted access to the United Nations Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar as well as resume the delivery of field work and aid from critical humanitarian organisations to help those displaced and injured and to monitor events in Rakhine State.
Dick Durbin and John McCain also called on it to implement the August 2017 recommendations of its Advisory Commission on Rakhine State, including ending restrictions on the movement of the Rohingyas and providing them with citizenship; and encouraged Aung San Suu Kyi to live up to her inspiring words upon receiving the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize with respect to ethnic reconciliation in Myanmar, and in particular to address the historic and brutal repression of the Rohingya in Rakhine State.

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