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Myanmar army massacred dozens of Rohingya, survivors say

Myanmar army massacred dozens of Rohingya, survivors say

For six hours Bodru Duza hid in an upstairs room, listening to the screams of people being slaughtered outside his Myanmar home. The 52-year-old man braced for the soldiers to find and kill him, like all the others. What had started out as a quiet Sunday in northwestern Myanmar had spiraled into an incomprehensible hell […]

December 21, 2017 | By | Reply More
Myanmar bans UN official as military finds mass grave in Rakhine

Myanmar bans UN official as military finds mass grave in Rakhine

Myanmar has banned a United Nations official investigating the ongoing crackdown in Rakhine State from the country, after claiming a previous report by her was biased and unfair, the UN said Wednesday. Yanghee Lee, UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar, was informed Wednesday all access to the country has been […]

December 20, 2017 | By | Reply More
At Least 6,700 Myanmar Rohingya Killed In Single Month, Aid Group Says

At Least 6,700 Myanmar Rohingya Killed In Single Month, Aid Group Says

At least 6,700 Rohingya Muslims were killed in what has been described as “ethnic cleansing” in Myanmar’s Rakhine state over a one-month period between August and September, according to the international aid group Doctors without Borders. The group, known by its French acronym MSF, conducted field studies to determine the number of people killed in […]

December 16, 2017 | By | Reply More
Myanmar forces may be guilty of genocide against Rohingya, U.N. says

Myanmar forces may be guilty of genocide against Rohingya, U.N. says

Myanmar’s security forces may be guilty of genocide against the Rohingya Muslim minority and more of them are fleeing despite a deal between Myanmar and Bangladesh to send them home, the top U.N. human rights official said on Tuesday. The United Nations defines genocide as acts meant to destroy a national, ethnic, racial or religious […]

December 6, 2017 | By | Reply More
Myanmar social media anger after Pope uses Rohingya word

Myanmar social media anger after Pope uses Rohingya word

Pope Francis’ meeting with Rohingya refugees during his trip to Bangladesh has sparked anger in Myanmar after referring to them as “Rohingya”. Some 620,000 Rohingya live in squalid camps in Bangladesh having fled brutal Burmese government violence and oppression against the Muslim minority in Myanmar. Days earlier during a visit to Myanmar, the Pope had defended his decision […]

December 3, 2017 | By | Reply More
Myanmar, Bangladesh sign deal to return hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees

Myanmar, Bangladesh sign deal to return hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees

Myanmar and Bangladesh have signed a memorandum of understanding for the return home of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees who fled to the neighbouring country to escape an army crackdown, a senior Myanmar official says. “We are ready to take them back as soon as possible after Bangladesh sends the forms back to us,” […]

November 23, 2017 | By | Reply More
UN committee urges Myanmar to give citizenship to Rohingyas

UN committee urges Myanmar to give citizenship to Rohingyas

A key U.N. committee overwhelmingly approved a resolution Thursday calling on Myanmar’s authorities to end military operations against Rohingya Muslims, ensure their voluntary return from Bangladesh and grant them “full citizenship rights.” The General Assembly’s human rights committee approved the resolution sponsored by the 57-nation Organization of Islamic Cooperation by a vote of 135-10, with […]

November 17, 2017 | By | Reply More
Desperate Rohingya swim 2.5 miles from Myanmar to Bangladesh

Desperate Rohingya swim 2.5 miles from Myanmar to Bangladesh

The 13-year-old Rohingya boy couldn’t swim, and had never even seen the sea before fleeing his village in Myanmar. But he clung to the empty container and struggled across the water with it for about 2 1/2 miles, all the way to Bangladesh. Rohingya Muslims escaping the violence in their homeland of Myanmar are now […]

November 13, 2017 | By | Reply More
US lawmakers seek to slap new sanctions on Myanmar military

US lawmakers seek to slap new sanctions on Myanmar military

US lawmakers proposed sanctions on Friday (Nov 3) against Myanmar’s military, in some of the strongest efforts yet by Washington to pressure the Southeast Asian nation to end abusive treatment of its Rohingya Muslim minority. House Republicans and Democrats introduced legislation that would curtail assistance or cooperation with Myanmar’s military and require the White House […]

November 4, 2017 | By | Reply More
US withdraws assistance from Myanmar military amid Rohingya crisis

US withdraws assistance from Myanmar military amid Rohingya crisis

The United States is taking steps and considering a range of further actions over Myanmar’s treatment of its Rohingya Muslim minority, including targeted sanctions under its Global Magnitsky law, the State Department said on Monday. “We express our gravest concern with recent events in Myanmar’s Rakhine state and the violent, traumatic abuses Rohingya and other […]

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