Thousands rally in support of Rohingya Muslims in Chechnya’s Grozny

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On Monday thousands of people rallied in front of Akhmad Kadyrov Mosque in Grozny, the capital of the Chechen Republic of the Russian Federation, in solidarity with the Rohingya Muslims of Myanmar. Protesters called on Myanmar's government to take immediate action over the killing of Rohingya Muslims in the country's northwest. Some of the demonstrators held banners reading "no to genocide in Myanmar." Head of the Chechen Republic, Ramzan Kadyrov, gave a speech in which he stated that "countries that have closed their borders and refused assistance to refugees [should] be called to account.” Nearly 400 Rohingya Muslims were reportedly killed in mid-August in clashes and military confrontations, according to Reuters. It led to around 73,000 Rohingya Muslims fleeing to Bangladesh, the UNHCR reported.