Aung San Suu Kyi

When will Myanmar stop persecuting the Rohingya?

When will Myanmar stop persecuting the Rohingya?

A little more than a year ago, Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi and her National League for Democracy party were swept to a landmark election victory in Myanmar. As the country has progressed down the path toward full-fledged democracy, however, it has not made equal strides on human rights. Witness how Suu Kyi’s government has completely locked down an impoverished and strife-ridden portion of the country — home to many of the country’s Rohingya Muslim population, one of the world’s most persecuted groups — in the name of national security.

The lockdown occurred after attacks on three border posts in the Maungdaw township...

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