Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Burma's persecuted Muslims (Rohingya)

Much as been made over the last week of Burma's march towards democracy following Aung San Suu Kyi's election victory. But the country's much trumpeted democratic reforms have done little to help Burma's Muslim Rohingya people, who have been described as among the most persecuted on earth

Now denied citizenship, they can't travel without special permits and are frequently stripped of their homes and land. They are forbidden from having more than two children and any who marry without permission face long jail terms. The Today programme's Mike Thomson reports from Burma.

 Source: BBC Today

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