TEHRAN, Young Journalists Club (YJC) - The protesters expressed regret over the cruel killing of Muslims in Myanmar amid the silence of international bodies, the United Nations in particular.
Carrying placards “Stop genocide in Myanmar”, “Israel in the Main Actor in Myanmar”, and “Where is Humanity”, the demonstrators chanted slogans and called on the international community to put an end to the plight of Rohingya Muslims in the Southeast Asian country.
The Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar have long faced severe discrimination and were the targets of violence in 2012 that killed hundreds and drove about 140,000 people from their homes to camps for the internally displaced.
Over the past days, intensifying clashes between security forces and insurgents in western Myanmar have sent about 270,000 terrified civilians scrambling toward the Bangladesh border in a desperate search for refuge.
A United Nations report in February said the military crackdown on the Rohingya had led to gang rape, the killing of hundreds of civilians and the forced displacement of people.