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15 septiembre 2017 5 15 /09 /septiembre /2017 18:38
 
Almost six years ago I discovered her and admired her, she is or was known as the feminine Nelson Mandela and considered a Lady of the Human Rights struggle, as shown in the film "Aung San Suu Kyi, the Lady".
 
She spent more than a decade under house arrest and made hunker strikes to protest against military rule on Burma, her country.

She was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1991 while jailed and she sacrified her family life.

Ms Suu Kyi’s party LND won  2012 elections and had a majority in Myanmar’s parliament after a historic election. But she was barred by the constitution from becoming president because of her foreign family ties.

Her government has recently come under fire for alleged “ethnic cleansing” of the Rohingya people; a Muslim minority group in Myanmar.

The Nobel peace prize laureate is facing severe international criticism over her government’s treatment of about 1.1 million Rohingya, one of the world’s most persecuted groups.

What are you doing Suu Kyi, have you forgotten what you had to go through, it is your responsability, you won an election after a long struggle. You cannot leave these people die, they are as burnese as you are.

About 73,000 Rohingya refugees have fled across the border from Myanmar to Bangladesh over the past week, with aid workers warning that relief camps can take no more.

Myanmar's military says almost 400 people have died in recent violence in the western state of Rakhine Credit: AP Photo/Bernat Armangue

Nearly 400 people have officially died since the exodus began on August 25 after Rohingya insurgents attacked Myanmar paramilitary posts, in what they claimed was an attempt to protect their Muslim minority from persecution.

The military responded with sweeping “clearance operations”, declaring the majority of casualties were militants.

But Rohingya human rights activists countered that at least 1,000, mainly civilians, had been massacred by government soldiers.

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“There are one thousand confirmed Rohingya people who have been killed by the Burmese army… and that [death] toll may be much higher,” claimed Tun Khin, President of the Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK.    

“The military is burning down many villages. They are throwing children into the fire,” he told The Telegraph.  

Reports of civilian casualties were backed by an aid official in Bangladesh who told AP that over 50 refugees had arrived with bullet injuries.

Many are also suffering from respiratory diseases and malnutrition.

Refugees reaching the Bangladeshi fishing village of Shah Porir Dwip also described Rohingya being burned alive and bombs exploding near their homes.

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