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House of Commons Hansard
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Myanmar's Muslim Ethnic Minority
15 November 2017
Volume 631

The petition of residents of Lanarkshire,

Declares that urgent action should be taken to stop the violence against Myanmar’s Muslim ethnic minority; further that Rohingya Muslims in the Rakhine state have been indiscriminately targeted against in a recent increase of human rights abuses; further that the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees claims that Rohingya Muslims are victims of acts such as: indiscriminate killings, torture, rapes/sexual assault and the destruction of mosques; and further that Myanmar’s Muslim population are being displaced internally and taking refuge elsewhere.

The petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons urges the Government to call for an immediate end of violence against an already persecuted religious minority; further to set up an international commission to investigate the claims of atrocities and genocide for possible crimes against humanity; and further to set up with the international community a process to monitor and look into citizenship of Myanmar.

And the petitioners remain, etc.—[Presented by Marion Fellows.]

[P002078]