We are not jihadists, say Rohingya militants

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He also called the violence, which has disproportionately affected the country's Rohingya Muslim community, "unacceptable", and said the attacks - which some have deemed ethnic cleansing - "has to stop".

"I yield to no one in my admiration of what she stood for and the way she fought for democracy", said Johnson, the foreign secretary, on Thursday at a joint press conference with USA secretary of state Rex Tillerson. In the wake of an attack late past year on police by militants of the Muslim Rohingya minority - they make up about 4% of the overwhelmingly Buddhist nation - the military unleashed an indiscriminate crackdown on Rohingya towns.

They protested in front of the United Nations office located in Shibuya Ward, Tokyo Prefecture while holding signboards and placard that stated "We Stand With Daw Aung San Suu Kyi".

Tillerson stated that Suu Kyi has found herself in a hard and complex situation and that Myanmar's democracy is facing a defining moment. "I think many people around the world share that admiration".

But Tillerson and British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, who were addressing reporters at a joint press conference in London, stopped short of criticizing Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi, or the government she oversees.


"Violence in Myanmar has created a humanitarian catastrophe".

UNICEF said on Thursday that about 400,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled Myanmar since August 25, some 60 percent of them children.

"I call on Myanmar authorities to suspend military action, end the violence, uphold the rule of law and recognize the right of return of all those who had to leave the country".

Tens of thousands of refugees are trapped on the border into Bangladesh without basic food and medicine amid operations by the Myanmar military, which have already killed hundreds.

The Rohingya, described by the United Nations as among the world's most persecuted peoples, have faced heightened fears of attack since dozens were killed in communal violence in 2012.

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