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Alicia de la Cour Venning writes on the Rohingya crisis for the Conversation

15 September 2017

Alicia de la Cour Venning, researcher for the International State Crime Initiative (ISCI) at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), writes for the Conversation on the humanitarian catastrophe on the Myanmar-Bangladesh border: “The Rohingya have been isolated from society, forced into squalid open-air prisons, confined to villages, and denied livelihood opportunities. They have been harassed though disenfranchisement and violent intimidation. They suffer from destitution, malnutrition, starvation, and severe physical and mental illness as a result of restrictions on movement, education, marriage, childbirth, and the ever-present threat of violence and extortion. This is what genocide looks like, just prior to the mass killing phase.”

 

 

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