U2 says Aung San Suu Kyi must break silence on Rohingya

November 12, 2017 4:39 AM

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U2 says Aung San Suu Kyi must break silence on Rohingya

LONDON (AP) — Irish rockers U2 say Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi must speak out against violence that is driving the exodus of the Rohingya minority.

More than 600,000 members of the Muslim minority have fled to Bangladesh since August when Rohingya insurgents attacked Myanmar police and paramilitary posts. Security forces responded with a scorched-earth campaign against Rohingya villages.

In a statement Saturday, the band said that “for these atrocities against the Rohingya people to be happening on her watch blows our minds and breaks our hearts.”

U2 also aimed criticism at the leader of Myanmar’s military, Min Aung Hlaing.

Source: entertainment.inquirer.net

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