UN urges Myanmar to give Rohingya Muslims 'full citizenship'

December 30, 2014 4:47 AM

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UNITED NATIONS – The U.N. General Assembly approved a resolution Monday urging Myanmar to provide "full citizenship" to its Rohingya Muslim minority and to allow them to move freely throughout the country.

The 1.3 million Rohingyas are denied citizenship under national law and are effectively stateless and have almost no rights. Myanmar authorities want to officially categorize them as "Bengalis," implying they are illegal migrants from neighboring Bangladesh.

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