Malala Speaks Out In Support Of Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims

Arifa
By June 9, 2015 02:04

Malala Speaks Out In Support Of Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims

Malala Yousafzai is calling on world leaders and officials in Myanmar to stop the persecution of the country’s Rohingya Muslims.

“The Rohingyas deserve citizenship in the country where they were born and have lived for generations. They deserve equal rights and opportunities,” the 17-year-old Nobel Peace Prize winner said in a statement. “They deserve to be treated like we all deserve to be treated -– with dignity and respect.”

Stripped of citizenship and subject to violence and discrimination, the Rohingya Muslims have been fleeing Myanmar in recent months. Thousands of migrants have been rescued off the coasts of neighboring countries after escaping by boat.

Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, has denied that the Rohingya are being persecuted in the majority Buddhist country.

However, multiple international human rights groups, like Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch, have spoken out against the persecution of the Rohingya. The United Nations refugee agency has called them one of the most persecuted minorities in the world.

“Today and every day, I stand with the Rohingyas,” Yousafzai said in the statement. “And I encourage people everywhere to do so.”

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