UN increases pressure on Myanmar to end violence against Rohingya

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Council expresses ‘grave concern’ over human rights violations in a statement that was watered down by China

The UN Security Council has called on Myanmar to rein in its military campaign in Rakhine state and allow hundreds of thousands of Muslim Rohingya driven from their homes to return.

In a unanimous statement backed by China, the council strongly condemned the violence that has forced more than 600,000 Rohingya to flee across the border to Bangladesh.

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