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Chechnya: Tens of Thousands Rally to Support Burma’s Persecuted Rohingya

HeadlineSep 05, 2017

Tens of thousands of people gathered in Chechnya’s capital Grozny on Monday in support of the Rohingya Muslim minority in Burma, which is facing widespread violence and persecution from the Burmese military. This is Hasan Mazhiev.

Hasan Mazhiev: “It is unacceptable for modern civilized world to stay silent when genocide is happening, ethnic cleansing of the whole people. We must not be silent. We must call on society, leaders of states, governments—everybody—to stop that outrage.”

Hundreds of Rohingya have been killed, and tens of thousands forced into neighboring Bangladesh, amid the ongoing state violence.

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