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Muslim league decries "crimes" against Rohingyas in Myanmar

JEDDAH, Sept 6 (KUNA) -- A prominent Islamic organization on Wednesday condemned the "crimes" committed against Myanmar's Rohingya Muslim minority, describing the stateless people as among the most oppressed communities in the world.
The international community should act decisively against atrocities taking place in Myanmar, read a statement by the Saudi-based Muslim World League.
The statement noted that the brutality that the Rohingyas have had to endure is a blemish on the history of humanity, as deep-rooted hatred and rancor have given way to unprecedented acts of violence.
Meanwhile, it also deplored any encroachments on personal liberty, irrespective of race, faith or ideology.
Tens of thousands of Rohingyas have fled into neighboring countries since August 25, when Rohingya insurgents attacked dozens of police posts and an army base.
According to the International Organization for Migration (IOM), some 3,000 members of the community have been killed and 18,000 others displaced in the ensuing violence. (end) nh.nam