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Areas of Rakhine in Myanmar have been in lockdown since October, sending tens of thousands of the Rohingya minority fleeing to Bangladesh

Myanmar Bans U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State from Visiting Rohingya Conflict Zone

U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Patrick Murphy is on his way to Myanmar, where he will meet with officials to discuss the government’s response to Rohingya insurgents and the resulting mass flight of Rohingya across the border into Bangladesh. He will not, however, be allowed to visit the conflict zone and see for himself how government forces have been treating civilian populations.

Myanmar's Suu Kyi cancels trip to U.N. amid Rohingya criticism

Nobel-Winning Myanmar Leader Cancels U.N. Trip Amid Rohingya Crisis

On Wednesday, the unofficial leader of Myanmar (formerly Burma) canceled a trip to the U.N. General Assembly, ostensibly because she is needed at home to deal with a terrorist insurgency. Most observers outside Myanmar believe the formerly celebrated, Nobel-winning Aung San Suu Kyi is hiding from the international community that once lauded her, because her government is conducting a campaign of repression – perhaps even ethnic cleansing or genocide – against the Rohingya Muslim minority.

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