Dehumanisation does not cause us to commit ‘moral violence’, where people actively desire to harm victims who they think deserve it.
“The United States will also pursue accountability through US law, including possible targeted sanctions” against those responsible for the alleged abuses, Rex Tillerson said.
Every day, thousands of refugees are seen in long queues at the relief centres near the camps.
The journalists – Lau Hon Meng from Singapore and Mok Choy Lin from Malaysia – were being questioned at a police station in Myanmar’s capital Naypyitaw after being detained.
Some 600,000 people have crossed the border since August 25, when insurgent attacks on security posts were met by a ferocious counter-offensive by the Myanmar army.
US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley called on countries to suspend providing weapons to Myanmar over violence against Rohingya Muslims.
A number of winners of the peace prize have gone on to launch wars or escalate them.
More than 422,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled to Bangladesh from Myanmar since August 25, when attacks by Rohingya militants triggered a military crackdown.
Western governments that backed Suu Kyi’s campaign against military rule still see her as the best hope for Myanmar’s political and economic transition.
Two refugees said their family members were detained by fishermen or brokers in Bangladesh when they could not pay for the journey.
Among the most pressing issues expected to be discussed during the annual meeting is the humanitarian crisis and escalation of violence in Myanmar.
Enforcing the laws in the case of illegal migrants should not be mistaken for lack of compassion, India’s envoy said.
Human Rights Watch interviewed over 50 Rohingya refugees who had fled to Bangladesh, who recounted harrowing tales of fleeing violence.