JSD Candidate Dawood Ahmed's Op-Ed on Ethnic Cleansing in Myanmar

Myanmar: Will anyone speak up for the world's most persecuted minority?
Dawood I. Ahmed and Nadia Ishaq
GlobalPost
October 10, 2013

Myanmar may be the newest poster-child for democracy, but the country continues its campaign of ethnic cleansing against Rohingya Muslims in Arakan State.

Human Rights Watch (HRW) has dubbed the violence by Myanmar, otherwise known as Burma, “crimes against humanity.” United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said earlier this year that Myanmar urgently needed to address the “disturbing” humanitarian situation of the Rohingya.

Since June 2012, HRW has documented the role of the Myanmar government and local authorities in the forcible displacement of more than 125,000 Rohingya and other Muslims in an ongoing humanitarian crisis.