OIC Calls for Imposing Sanctions on Myanmar

Jeddah, MINA – The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) called on the international community to reconsider its economic and diplomatic relations with Myamar.

In a statement on Sunday, OIC expressed deep concern over reports presented by UN Human Rights Council’s Myanmar Mission in Cox Bazar, Bangladesh, which proved that Rohingya Muslims faced ethnic cleansing.

The organization called for imposing trade sanctions on Myanmar if it keeps refusing to end violence against the Rohingya and resolve the situation.

The Rohingya are facing one of the most horrible human tragedies in modern history, said the statement, adding that over 500,000 Muslims had fled to Bangladesh since August.

The UN’s report showed that Myanmar’s government had launched organized attacks on Rohingya Muslims to push them out of the country and prevent them from returning. It also showed that Muslims faced executions, rape and torture, while their houses were burnt and mosques attacked, said OIC. (T/RS5/RS1)

Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)