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Suu Kyi, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate, has failed to adequately address human rights violations against the Rohingya in Myanmar, according to Canadian legislators.
- Suu Kyi won a Nobel Peace Prize in 1991 for her work in promoting democracy in Myanmar, and Canada voted to grant her honorary citizenship in 2007.
- Suu Kyi has stayed silent about and opposed investigations into human rights violations against the Rohingya by Myanmar security forces.
- The vote comes in the wake of a U.N. report that found evidence that Myanmar military officials had committed the 'gravest crimes' against the ethnic minority in 2017.
Myanmar's 'gravest crimes'<p>The decision comes in the wake of a United Nations fact-finding mission that found senior military officials in Myanmar had <a href="https://bigthink.com/stephen-johnson/un-panel-accuses-myanmar-military-of-genocide-against-rohingya" target="_blank">directed violence toward Rohingya civilians</a> that "undoubtedly amounted to the gravest crimes under international law" in Rakhine, and also in the states of Kachin and Shan.</p><p>Suu Kyi expressed opposition to the U.N. investigation when it was announced last year.</p><p>"We are disassociating ourselves from the resolution because we don't think the resolution is in keeping with what is actually happening on the ground," Suu Kyi <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/30/world/asia/myanmar-united-nations-rohingya.html" target="_blank">said in 2017</a>.</p><p>Since the 1970s, nearly 700,000 Rohingya have fled Myanmar, often to neighboring Bangladesh or Malaysia. It's hard to gauge exactly how many Rohingya have been killed in the ongoing conflicts, but the recent U.N. report suggests about 10,000 died in a campaign executed by Myanmar security officials beginning in August 2017, and a separate report from the <a href="https://aseanmp.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/APHR_Bangladesh-Fact-Finding-Mission-Report_Mar-2018.pdf" target="_blank">ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights</a> says more than 40,000 Rohingya are listed as 'missing' in the six months that followed.</p><p>"We must recognize this atrocity for what it is," Omidvar said. "It is genocide. We must call it as it is."</p>
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