Three visiting Nobel peace laureates here on Wednesday called for an immediate end to the genocide in Rakhine against Rohingya people.
Tawakkol Karman of Yemen, Shirin Ebadi of Iran and Mairead Maguire made the demand at a press conference in a city hotel.
“We can’t remain silent. If we remain silent, we’re indeed complacent with this cruelties and crimes,” Maguire said.
She said they accuse Myanmar and Myanmar military of committing genocide.
They called on their fellow laureate Aung San Suu Kyi and the Myanmar military to put an end to the killings and the persecution of Rohingya people. “She must stop turning a deaf ear to the persecution of the Rohingya or risk being complicit in the crimes, Wake up or face prosecution,” said Karman.
They sought initiatives to take the matter to the International Criminal Court.
“Time has come to break [the] silence. We need help to make sure our voices are heard,” said Shirin Ebadi.