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UN Secretary-General Greatly Concerned Over Thandwe Violence

2 October 2013

UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon has told Burma Foreign Affairs Minister Wunna Maung Lwinthat he is greatly concerned about the most recent developments in Thandwe. Meeting on Tuesday afternoon in New York, Ban Ki-Moon called for urgent action by the Burma government to protect Muslims who have been attacked in the west Burma town, to stop the spread of violence and maintain order, and to ensure that perpetrators are brought to justice, according to a statement on the UN website. Anti-Muslim riots in Thandwe on Tuesday saw a mob of hundreds torching homes and stabbing a 94-year-old woman to death.