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Burma: Rohingya children ‘beheaded and burned alive’ as refugees continue to flood into Bangladesh to escape violence | The Independent

Boris Johnson calls on Aung San Suu Kyi to help end the violence amid claims of ‘genocide’ and a ‘pogrom’

Rohingya children have been beheaded and civilians burned alive, according to witness testimony amid claims that Burma’s military and paramilitary forces are committing “genocide” or a “pogrom” against the Muslim minority in the country’s western Rakhine state.

Around 60,000 refugees are believed to have fled over the country’s western border into Bangladesh in a just a week following a clampdown on Rohingya militants.

The British Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson, called for the violence to end, saying the treatment of the Rohingya was “besmirching the reputation of Burma”, also known as Myanmar, and appealing to Aung San Suu Kyi to act.

Turkey’s President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has gone much further, accusing Burma’s forces of genocide and saying those who turned a blind eye to events were complicit.

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