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The air corridor has also enabled Iran to import tens of thousands of Shiite militia fighters and their families to Syria over the years, supporting the regime's war effort and its ethnic cleansing of the Sunni countryside.
Under no circumstances can one condone murder, rape, or ethnic cleansing.
After fleeing a campaign of arson, killing and gang rape that is being called ethnic cleansing, more than 650,000 Rohingya now live in hastily constructed Bangladeshi camps.
In less than half a year, around 700,000 Rohingya escaped attacks in their home state, Rakhine, and what the international community has called ethnic cleansing by Myanmar’s security forces.
Last year Ramush Haradinaj, a former prime minister who was acquitted on war-crimes charges by an earlier court in The Hague, was arrested in France on a Serbian warrant for murder and ethnic cleansing.
The situation seems a textbook example of ethnic cleansing.
Poland was under Nazi occupation when camps such as Auschwitz were constructed on its soil, but historians say some Poles did actively participate in the ethnic cleansing campaign.
And such embellished tales only buttress the Myanmar government’s contention that what is happening in Rakhine State is not ethnic cleansing, as the international community suggests, but trickery by foreign invaders.
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ETHNIC CLEANSING Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of ethnic cleansing for English Language Learners
: the practice of removing or killing people who belong to an ethnic group that is different from the ruling group in a country or region
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