Iranians express solidarity with Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar
Hundreds of Iranians have staged a rally to express solidarity with the ethnic Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar and protest against mass slaughter of the community in the southeastern Asian state. During the rally held in front of the UN office in Tehran on Tuesday, the Iranian demonstrators chanted slogans in condemnation of atrocities committed against Rohingya Muslims, and demanded an immediate halt to the ongoing carnage in Myanmar. Iran has called on UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay to take immediate action and urge the Myanmar regime to put an end to the ongoing genocide and systematic violation of human rights of the Muslim people in the country. In a letter to addressed Pillay, Iran's permanent representative at UN's European Office in Geneva, Seyyed Mohammad Reza Sajjadi, has called for immediate and effective action by all concerned international organizations, including the High Commissioner for Human Rights, to condemn and call on the Myanmar regime to rapidly stop the "genocide and widespread and systematic violation of human rights of the innocent Muslim people of Myanmar." He has also expressed deep concern over the continuation of rampant violence and pogrom of the Muslim people of Myanmar, including a remarkable number of women and children. Sajjadi stressed that the new wave of violence against Muslims in Myanmar, which has led to mass killing of hundreds of innocent civilians, destruction and burning of mosques and houses, and forceful <b>...</b>
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