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Tawakkol Karman: Rohingya and Army Crackdown

tawakkol karman: About 700,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled army-led violence in Buddhist-majority Myanmar since late August and are living in Bangladeshi refugee camps, according to Metro News. Myanmar's security forces have been accused of atrocities against the Rohingya, including killing, rape and arson. During their visit, Iran's Shirin Ebadi, Yemen's Tawakkol Karman and Northern Ireland's Mairead Maguire will assess the violence against the Rohingya women and the refugees' overall situation, according to the Nobel Women's Initiative, a platform of six female peace laureates established in 2006. The United Nations and the United States have described the army crackdown as ethnic cleansing. In an email to The Associated Press on Saturday, Karman said that she and her colleagues were standing in solidarity with displaced Rohingya women and calling for Rohingya women's voices to be heard. Sunday is the six-month anniversary of the start of the refugee crisis, Asia's worst since the Vietnam War. ( As reported in the news.