WARNING LETTER FROM NOBEL PEACE PRIZE WINNERS TO UNSC REGARDING ACTIONS OF AUNG SAN SUU KYI AND MASS VIOLENCE IN MYANMAR




Ilknur Şebnem Öztemel – TDO –Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar’s de facto leader, was criticizedfor military crackdown on Muslim minority in Rohingya, by her fellow Nobel Peace Prize winners.

A group of 23 activists , including the youngest Nobel winner Malala Yousafzai and Archbishop Desmond Tutu, wrote an open letter to UNSC , warned them about the unproportioned force that  national army apply to Rohingya Muslims, mass rapes and gratuitous  arrests.

Army of Myanmar entered Rohingya region in the West, as a response to Rohingya militants that killed 9 police officers on 9 October.However the signatories of the letter said the army’s response was dispro. Many people believe that government of Myanmar that is predominantly Buddhist, act sinisterly.

Aung San Suu Kyi who spent approximately two decades in house arrest, winner of Nobel Peace Prize and the winner of presidential elections in last November, is a disappointment for many to bring peace into the country.

Amnesty International  released a new report based on face to face interviews with Rohingya and analysis of satellite images, claimed that military may committing crimes against humanity in the region

An officer from United Nations High Commissioner For Refugees (UNCHR) told that at least 43,000 Rohingya have taken shelter in Bangladesh since October.