Angelina Jolie calls on Aung San Suu Kyi to 'be the voice of human rights' for Rohingya Muslims in Burma
Hollywood star Angelina Jolie has condemned the violence against Rohingya Muslims in Burma and called on the country's government and its leader, Nobel Peace Prize recipient Aung San Suu Kyi, to no longer remain silent.
Joliesaid: "It's absolutely clear that the violence by the army needs to stop and that the return of the refugees has to be permitted and that the Rohingya should be given civil rights."
Jolie added: "We all wish that Aung San Suu Kyi will in this situation be the voice of human rights," she told weekly Welt Am Sonntag.
Ms Suu Kyi has been harshly criticised for not condemning the violence.
Rohingya have faced decades of persecution by the majority Buddhist population in Burma, where they are denied citizenship.
The current crisis that has led more than 400,000 Rohingya to flee to Bangladesh in the past three weeks.