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House of Commons unanimously votes to call Myanmar Rohingya killings a genocide

In a rare show of unanimity, MPs on Thursday agreed to call the campaign of ethnic cleansing against the Rohingya in Myanmar an act of genocide.

Liberal MP Andrew Leslie, who is parliamentary secretary to the minister of foreign affairs, rose following question period to present a motion asking for unanimous consent among MPs from all parties to recognize as a genocide the killings, which began last summer, and to call for the generals and leaders responsible to be prosecuted for the crime under international law.

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More than 900,000 Rohingya have fled Myanmar into neighbouring Bangladesh since August 2017.

The Rohingya are an ethnic minority in Myanmar who have been the target of a campaign of systemic rape and murder led by the Myanmar military. Read more

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House of Commons unanimously votes to call Myanmar Rohingya killings a genocide

In a rare show of unanimity, MPs on Thursday agreed to call the campaign of ethnic cleansing against the Rohingya in Myanmar an act of genocide.

House of Commons unanimously votes to call Myanmar Rohingya killings a genocide

In a rare show of unanimity, MPs on Thursday agreed to call the campaign of ethnic cleansing against the Rohingya in Myanmar an act of genocide.

House of Commons unanimously votes to call Myanmar Rohingya killings a genocide

In a rare show of unanimity, MPs on Thursday agreed to call the campaign of ethnic cleansing against the Rohingya in Myanmar an act of genocide.

House of Commons unanimously votes to call Myanmar Rohingya killings a genocide

In a rare show of unanimity, MPs on Thursday agreed to call the campaign of ethnic cleansing against the Rohingya in Myanmar an act of genocide.