Archive for August 16th, 2012
Taken the relevant gist from the Source: OIC suspends Syria’s membership, will take Rohingya case to UN Arab News Thursday 16 August 2012
MAKKAH: In a closing statement, the OIC also decided to take to the United Nations the issue of Myanmar’s Muslim Rohingyas, displaced by deadly sectarian violence. It described as a “crime against humanity” the Myanmar government’s handling of minority Muslims.
key decision taken up by the OIC was to condemn “the continued recourse to violence by the Myanmar authorities against the members of this minority and their refusal to recognize their right to citizenship.”
King Abdullah decided last Saturday to grant $50 million to the Rohingya, describing them as victims of “several rights violations, including ethnic cleansing, murder, rape and forced displacement.”
“The summit has decided to bring this matter before the General Assembly of the United Nations,” it said in a final statement.