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Myanmar


‘UN deal with Myanmar could return Rohingya Muslims to killing fields’

1397/3/20 | 04:43
Rohingya Muslim refugees in Bangladesh and experts say a recent deal between Myanmar and the United Nations (UN) falls short of guaranteeing the Muslims’ safe return to Myanmar, where thousands of them have already been killed in state-sponsored violence. The UN Development Program (UNDP) on Wednesday signed an agreement with the Myanmarese government to return some of the 700,000 Rohingya refugees who have fled persecution in their villages in Myanmar’s Rakhine State and who are now living in crowded makeshift camps in Bangladesh. The ...

Muslim states seek global pressure on Myanmar

1397/2/17 | 04:43
  Foreign ministers from Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC) have launched a campaign to mobilize international support for action against Myanmar over the Rohingya refugee crisis. Foreign ministers and diplomats of 53-member organization set up a campaign committee during two days of talks in the Bangladesh capital Dhaka on Sunday. OIC Secretary General Yousef bin Ahmed al-Othaimeen said the new committee would "mobilize and coordinate international political support for accountability for human rights violations against the Rohingya ...

Can ICC bring Rohingya's murderers into justice?

1397/1/23 | 04:43
  The chief prosecutor for the International Criminal Court (ICC) is proving a force to be reckoned with. For having already turned her attention to jurisdictional remit vis-à-vis the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq for possible war crimes probes — Fatou Bensouda now has Myanmar in her sights. At the heart of the matter is the forced deportation of the beleaguered Rohingya community to Bangladesh. Indeed, since August 2017, more than 670,000 ethnic Muslims have been ‘nudged’ across the border in this way. Bensouda has approached the ...

Full-scale genocide in Myanmar; 10,000 Rohingya Muslims were killed in a month

1396/12/25 | 04:43
  According to “Doctors Without Borders”, in only one month, 10,000 Rohingya Muslims were killed due to the violence of the Myanmar Army in Rakhine. The organization reported that within a month (August 25 to September 24, 2017), nearly 9,400 Rohingya Muslims have lost their lives and the Myanmar Army is responsible directly for the death of 6,700 one of them. According Anatolian news agency, at least 730 children under the age of five were also killed in the same period of time. Doctors Without Borders’ medical information indicates ...

UN expert says Myanmar's crackdown on Rohingya bears 'hallmarks of genocide'

1396/12/22 | 04:43
  A top UN rights expert has warned that Myanmar’s crackdown on the persecuted Rohingya bears "the hallmarks of genocide," insisting that the government should be held accountable for the ongoing crimes against the Muslim community. The UN special rapporteur for human rights in Myanmar, Yanghee Lee, told the UN Human Rights Council in the Swiss city of Geneva on Monday that she was increasingly convinced the crackdown may amount to genocide. Lee also suggested the term was not strong enough. "I am becoming more convinced that crimes ...

Suffering in silence

1396/12/17 | 04:43
  The collective global silence over the unending misery of Rohingya Muslims is not only deafening but also alarming. A recent assessment of the situation by a UN envoy tells us that Myanmar has systematically continued their campaign of terror and forced starvation against the Rohingya Muslims. Members of the minority community are being forcibly starved in a bid to quietly squeeze them out of the country. According to Amnesty International, many of those Rohingya Muslims now fleeing Myanmar are doing so out of hunger. This is not entirely ...

Myanmar's Suu Kyi blamed for Rohingya 'genocide'

1396/12/10 | 04:43
  Three Nobel Peace laureates have accused Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi and the country's military of involvement in "genocide" for their role in violence against the Rohingya Muslim community in Rakhine state. Irish peace activist Mairead Maguire, Tawakkol Karman from Yemen and Iranian Shirin Ebadi said at a joint news conference in the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka, on Wednesday that their fellow Nobel Peace laureate Suu Kyi cannot avoid responsibility. They were on a week-long trip to Bangladesh to visit the sprawling refugee ...

Over 700,000 Rohingya kids in Bangladeshi camps at risk: UNICEF

1396/12/6 | 04:43
  Urgent efforts are needed to help more than 720,000 Rohingya Muslim children who are threatened either by the approaching cyclone season in Bangladesh or by ongoing violence and denial of their basic rights in Myanmar, said UNICEF. In a report marking six months since the start of the latest exodus of Rohingya refugees into southern Bangladesh, UNICEF says that floods caused by the forthcoming cyclone season are likely to engulf the fragile and insanitary camps where the most of the refugees are living, raising the likelihood of waterborne ...

Myanmar bulldozing villages in Rakhine to erase Rohingya history, show aerial photos

1396/11/24 | 04:43
  New aerial pictures of Rakhine state appear to show several bulldozed settlements of the persecuted Rohingya people, giving rise to concerns that Myanmar is wiping out history of the Muslim minority. The haunting photos, recently posted on the Twitter account of the European Union ambassador to Myanmar, Kristian Schmidt, show a scarred territory with large patches of leveled land. Villages incinerated during the Myanmar military crackdown now appear to have been completely bulldozed, devoid of all structures and even trees. Chris Lewa, ...

Hundreds of Rohingya Muslims buried in Myanmar mass graves

1396/11/14 | 04:43
  Hundreds of Rohingya Muslim villagers in Myanmar have been massacred and buried in 5 mass graves, a new report reveals. A Thursday report by AP confirmed the existence of the graves around the village of Gu Dar Pyin in Muslim-majority Rakhine state, through interviews with more than two dozen survivors in Bangladesh refugee camps and time-stamped mobile phone videos.   The AP findings suggest not only the military’s slaughter of civilians but the presence of many more graves with many more people.   400 bodies in mass ...

Over 63 million women 'missing' across India, government survey says

1396/11/11 | 04:43
A deeply-felt preference for boys has left more than 60 million women statistically "missing" across India, a government survey has found. The government's annual economic survey, presented to parliament on Monday indicated that preference for boys led to over 63 million fewer females due to sex selective abortions and early deaths. A sex ratio of 943 females per 1,000 males has led to the identification of some 63 million "missing" women, it noted. A further 21 million are classed as “unwanted” because birth pattern suggests their parents ...

Amnesty International urges probe after Myanmar’s Army admits its troops killed Muslims

1396/10/23 | 04:43
  Amnesty International has called for an independent investigation into rights abuses in Myanmar's Rakhine state after the country's army admitted its troops were involved in the murder of 10 Rohingya Muslims.   The remains of the victims were found in December in a mass grave outside Inn Din, a village in the Maungdaw township.   In a Facebook post on Wednesday, Min Aung Hlaing, the military’s commander in chief, said soldiers and villagers had confessed to killing 10 Muslims on September 2.   James Gomez, Amnesty’s ...

Myanmar admits massacre of Rohingya Muslims

1396/10/22 | 04:43
Amnesty International has strongly denounced the first admission by Myanmar's military that its soldiers executed Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine state, saying it is just the "tip of the iceberg". James Gomez, Amnesty’s regional director for Southeast Asia and the Pacific, said on Thursday that "this grisly admission is a sharp departure from the army's policy denial of any wrongdoing". "However it is only the tip of the iceberg and warrants serious independent investigation into what other atrocities were committed amid the ethnic cleansing ...

UN General Assembly calls on Myanmar to stop military campaign against Rohingya Muslims

1396/10/4 | 04:43
The United Nations General Assembly has called on Myanmar to halt its military campaign against Rohingya Muslims. On Sunday, a resolution forwarded by the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) was adopted by a vote of 122 to 10 with 24 abstentions. It calls for Myanmar to grant aid workers access and to give Rohingya Muslims full citizenship rights. The resolution also calls on UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres to assign a special envoy to the country. China, Russia, Cambodia, Laos, the Philippines, Vietnam, Myanmar, Belarus, Syria ...

21 Rohingya women recall rape horrors perpetrated by Myanmar security forces

1396/9/21 | 04:43
The use of rape by Myanmar’s armed forces has been sweeping and methodical, The Associated Press found in interviews with 29 Rohingya Muslim women and girls now in Bangladesh. They were interviewed separately, come from a variety of villages in Myanmar and now live spread across several refugee camps in Bangladesh. Yet their stories were hauntingly similar. Despite scores of reports to the contrary, including a United Nations report, Myanmar's military continues to deny its soldiers raped any Rohingya women. A UN envoy has said the sexual ...

UN hints no one can rule out elements of genocide against Rohingya in Myanmar

1396/9/14 | 04:43
The United Nations' human rights chief has suggested that “elements of genocide” are present in a state-sponsored campaign of violence against minority Rohingya Muslims in Buddhist-majority Myanmar. “Can anyone — can anyone — rule out that elements of genocide may be present?” UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein told a special session of the Human Rights Council (HRC) in Geneva on Tuesday. Ra’ad al-Hussein said none of the roughly 626,000 Rohingya Muslims who have fled the brutal atrocities by state forces ...

Myanmar’s treatment of Rohingya Muslims ‘a dehumanising apartheid’: Amnesty report

1396/9/1 | 04:43
  Myanmar has subjected Rohingya Muslims to long-term discrimination and persecution that amounts to “dehumanising apartheid,” Amnesty International said Tuesday in a report that raises questions about what those who have fled a violent military crackdown would face if they returned home. Since late August, more than 620,000 Rohingya have fled Myanmar’s Rakhine state into neighbouring Bangladesh, seeking safety from what the military described as “clearance operations.” The United Nations (UN) and others have said the military’s ...

Rohingya children in Bangladesh face worsening malnutrition crisis: UNICEF

1396/8/13 | 04:43
The United Nations children's agency, UNICEF, says life-threatening malnutrition has spread perilously among Rohingya child refugees who have fled Myanmar and entered Bangladesh. The UNICEF said on Friday that preliminary data showed that a full 7.5 percent of the children crammed into one of the camps in Bangladeshi district of Cox's Bazar face the risk of dying from severe acute malnutrition. More than 600,000 Rohingya Muslims have so far fled the predominantly-Buddhist Myanmar to neighboring Bangladesh since August 25, when the crackdown ...

EU Commissioner says 40,000 lone children among Rohingya refugees

1396/8/11 | 04:43
European Union Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides says more than 40,000 unaccompanied child refugees are among Rohingya Muslims who fled Myanmar and entered Bangladesh when an upsurge in violence occurred late August. Stylianides described the refugee crisis in the Bangladeshi border city of Cox's Bazar as “the biggest in decades.” More than 600,000 desperate Rohingya Muslims have fled the violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine state and crossed into Bangladesh since late August. "I was shocked during ...

Rohingya Muslims not native to Myanmar: Army chief

1396/7/21 | 04:43
  Myanmar's army chief has said during a meeting with the US ambassador to the country that Rohingya Muslims subjected to persecution by government forces in western Rakhine state were not native to Myanmar. During the meeting on Thursday, Min Aung Hlaing, who referred to Rohingya by the term "Bengali," said that British colonialists were responsible for the problem. Myanmar’s government brands the 1.1 million-strong Rohingya population as “illegal immigrants” from Bangladesh even as their roots in the country go back centuries. According ...

Suu Kyi to be stripped of Oxford honorary title for response to Rohingya crisis

1396/7/14 | 04:43
Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi is to be stripped of the Freedom of Oxford honorary title by the city's council for her response to the Rohingya crisis, CNN reported on Thursday.   Suu Kyi, who has been strongly criticised by the international community for failing to speak up publicly for the stateless Rohingya or to urge restraint on the military, was bestowed with the honorary title in 1997 in recognition of her long struggle for democracy and her ties to Oxford where she studied, according to CNN.   City councilors ...

Why Saudi Arabia Is Not Vocal On the Issue of Rohingya Muslims

1396/7/14 | 04:43
  When Rohingya Muslims fled persecution and slaughter in Myanmar in past decades, tens of thousands found refuge in Saudi Arabia, home to Islam’s holiest sites. This time around, Muslim leaders from the Gulf to Pakistan have offered little more than condemnation and urgently needed humanitarian aid. The lack of a stronger response by Muslim-majority countries partly comes down to their lucrative business interests in Southeast Asia, experts say. Much of the Middle East is also buckling under its own refugee crisis sparked by years of ...

‘The military plan to wipe out all Muslims in Myanmar’

1396/7/8 | 04:43
  This village is a Muslim-free zone,” reads a sign hanging at the entrance to a village in an area of Myanmar outside Rakhine state.    The orders are directed at the country’s Rohingya population, an ethnic group of around 1.3 million that live mainly in Rakhine and who have been described as the “world’s most persecuted minority”.   It’s not difficult to see why. Since 1992 the Burmese government has imposed heavy restrictions on the Rohingyas. If they want to travel from one town to the other they have to ...

Bangladesh boat capsize: 23 bodies found so far, 60 feared dead

1396/7/8 | 04:43
  The bodies of 23 people have been retrieved from the water so far but the death toll is expected to surge to around 60.   More than 60 Rohingya refugees are feared dead after a boat carrying them from Myanmar capsized, leaving distraught relatives to hold burials on Friday in Bangladesh camps that the Red Cross says are tipping into a health crisis.   Half a million Rohingya have crushed into camps in Bangladesh in just over a month, fleeing a Myanmar army campaign and communal violence that the UN describes as “ethnic ...

Dozens of Cases Approve Myanmarese Forces Rape Rohingya Women: UN Medics

1396/7/7 | 04:43
  United Nations doctors’ have confirmed numerous reports of sexual assaults committed by Myanmarese military against Rohingya women.     According to Reuters, doctors treating some of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who have fled to Bangladesh from Myanmar in recent weeks have seen dozens of women with injuries consistent with violent sexual attacks, UN clinicians and other health workers said.   Over 429,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled to Bangladesh since Aug. 25, when Myanmar regime forces and extremist ...

Israel refuses to stop arms sales to Myanmar despite Rohingya massacre

1396/7/6 | 04:43
The Israeli regime will not put an end to its sale of ammunition to Myanmar in light of incontrovertible evidence and United Nations data that the Southeast Asian nation’s military has perpetrated various forms of atrocities, including systematic rape and expulsions, against Rohingya Muslims. English-language Haaretz daily newspaper reported that a group of human rights activists had filed a petition in the so-called High Court of Justice, demanding an end to the arms sales. Senior Israeli official Shosh Shmueli, in return, said the court ...

Tragic story of infant drowned as his family fleeing Myanmar Regime’s Genocide

1396/7/1 | 04:43
  Heartbreaking images circulated on Thursday showing a young Rohingya couple mourning death of their infant, as their boat capsized fleeing the Myanmar regime's genocide against minority Muslims.     One-month-old Abdul Masood died after the wooden boat delivering his family to Bangladesh overturned Thursday in the waist-deep water of the Bay of Bengal on Shah Porir Dwip island, close to shore.     Their boat was one of the dozens of boats carrying persecuted Rohingya Muslim refugees’ boats that were sank off ...

Iran, Pakistan army chiefs urge Muslim world action to end Rohingya plight

1396/6/27 | 04:43
The military chiefs of Iran and Pakistan have called on the Muslim world to take more concrete actions to end the violence against the persecuted Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar’s Rakhine state. In a telephone conversation on Sunday, Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Baqeri and Pakistan's Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa discussed cooperation between the two countries' armed forces to maintain security along border areas and also talked about the ongoing inhumane situation of Rohingya Muslims. They ...

Would a defeat in NA-120 would end PML-N's politics from Punjab?

1396/6/26 | 04:43
  As political fortresses go, there are few in the country as impregnable for the Pakistan Muslim League-N opponents as the Lahore constituency which is titled as NA-120.     This constituency has thrice elected Nawaz Sharif as the country’s prime minister since 1990. Before that Mr Sharif had won the National Assembly (NA) seat from the area in 1985 but had chosen to vacate it since he wanted, and easily secured for himself, the office of the Punjab chief minister.    Since then in the elections the PML-N leader couldn’t ...

Rohingyas of Karachi struggle to deal with identity crisis

1396/6/26 | 04:43
Ali Akbar Shah Goth and 100-Quarters in Arakanabad are the biggest dwellings of Rohingya Muslims in Pakistan though few will admit they are originally from Myanmar.     Since they all first crossed over to Bangladesh, in different times, to reach Pakistan, they prefer to call themselves Bengalis.     Gathered with other community elders at a tea stall in the market area of Ali Akbar Shah Goth, Nur Ahmed said he along with other Bengalis had come to Karachi even before the separation of East Pakistan, as “this country ...

UNICEF says 240,000 Rohingya kids in dangerous situation

1396/6/25 | 04:43
UNICEF has warned that more than half the nearly 400,000 Rohingya refugees who fled from Myanmar are children in dire condition. About 240,000 children, of whom 36,000 are less than a year old and 92,000 are under five years old, are living in squalid conditions where they are vulnerable to the spread of disease, the UN children's agency said on Friday. There are also about 52,000 pregnant and lactating women among the refugees. According to latest estimates, about 391,000 Rohingya refugees have crossed into Bangladesh since violence erupted ...

Did China hold back Pakistan to take stand on Rohingya’s genocide?

1396/6/23 | 04:43
  International divisions emerged on Tuesday ahead of a UN Security Council meeting on a worsening refugee crisis in Myanmar, with China voicing support for a military crackdown that has been criticised by the US, slammed as “ethnic cleansing” and forced 370,000 Rohingya to flee the violence.     Beijing's intervention appears aimed at heading off any attempt to censure Myanmar at the council when it convenes on Wednesday.China was one of the few foreign friends of Myanmar's former junta.     Beijing has tightened ...

Iran seeks to send delegation to Myanmar over Rohingya plight

1396/6/23 | 04:43
Tehran says it has called for a visit of an Iranian Foreign Ministry delegation to Myanmar to discuss ways to end the plight of the Rohingya Muslims in the Southeast Asian country. “To [help] put an end to the violence against the Rohingya Muslims, the Islamic Republic of Iran has demanded that a delegation of the Foreign Ministry visit Myanmar,” Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi said on Wednesday. He added that Iran’s ambassador to Thailand has held talks with Myanmar’s officials on the situation of the Rohingya. The ...

Bangladesh offers land to shelter Rohingya Muslims fleeing Myanmar

1396/6/21 | 04:43
  Bangladesh has agreed to free land for a new camp to shelter some of the hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who have fled recent violence in Myanmar, an official said Monday.   The new camp will help relieve some pressure on existing settlements in the Bangladeshi border district of Cox's Bazar, where 313,000 have arrived since Aug. 25, according to the United Nations.   "The two refugees camps we are in are beyond overcrowded," said U.N. refugee agency spokeswoman Vivian Tan.   Other new arrivals were being ...

The missing anchor: Did Myanmar really detain Aamir Liaqat Hussain?

1396/6/20 | 04:43
  Anchorperson Aamir Liaquat Hussain’s television channel expressed fears that he was stopped at the Yangon airport by immigration authorities on Saturday and put under detention.      The chief news officer for Bol News, Faysal Aziz Khan, told Dawn that Mr Hussain had been sent to Myanmar to cover the plight of Rohingya Muslims there.     “[At the airport in Yangon] he was asked about the purpose of his visit and Aamir Liaquat spoke the truth. Since then we have had no contact with him,” Mr Khan said.   He ...

Kashmir stands against the killings of Rohingya Muslims

1396/6/19 | 04:43
  People from all walks of life in Tral Pulwama joined the protests while condemning the killing of innocent civilians, children and women by Myanmar military.     Hundreds of people assembled at main Aabghar chowk and held anti-Myanmar demonstrations seeking justice for Muslims who are facing persecution by Myanmar military.   Protesters shouted slogans in favour of the Muslim countries who have shown concern over the persecution of minorities in Myanmar.   The Protesters were holding placards during the protest ...

Hajj 2017 went well, but the Rohingya matter not a jot in Saudi Arabia

1396/6/19 | 04:43
  The House of Saud will, no doubt, be quite pleased with itself that the Hajj 2017 has concluded without any setbacks or hitches worth reporting.   In fact, it will pat itself on the back rather cynically that in addition to a smooth, incident-free pilgrimage, its enormous team of bureaucrats — including intelligence and security forces — ensured that the compartmentalisation of the Hajj as a purely spiritual-religious ritual did not stray onto “other” areas, the “other” being politics.     Saudi Arabia ...

Diplomatic protest: Why Pakistan doesn’t close Myanmar’s embassy?

1396/6/19 | 04:43
  Foreign Secretary Tahmina Janjua summoned Myanmar's ambassador U. Win Myint to the Foreign Office on Saturday to register Pakistan's "strong protest" at the ongoing violence against the Rohingya Muslim minority in Myanmar's Rakhine State.     Janjua demanded that the Myanmar government takes "effective measures to prevent the recurrence of such violence" and ensures that the rights of the Rohingya population are upheld. The foreign secretary also emphasised that in order to reach a "durable settlement of the problem", the recommendations ...

Crimes against Rohingya, organized Israeli plot: Velayati

1396/6/19 | 04:43
A senior Iranian official has slammed the ongoing brutal crackdown on the Rohingya in Myanmar, saying the Muslim community is suffering from organized crime at the hands of the Israeli regime. “The Zionist regime’s plot to cleanse its cruel and child-killing image and promote the culture of cruelty and oppression against children, the elderly and innocent people in coordination with the government of Myanmar shows a horrible and organized crime against the deprived Rohingya Muslims,” Ali Akbar Velayati, the secretary general of the ...

Myanmar’s army is planting landmines across the border

1396/6/18 | 04:43
  Dhaka lodged a formal complaint against Myanmar for laying landmines across its border with Bangladesh. Bangladeshi government says the landmines are planted to prevent the Rohingya refugees from returning to Myanmar’s soil.   Foreign Secretary Shahidul Haque has confirmed to media that the complaint has been lodged. Bangladesh has faxed an objection note to Myanmar, saying that implantation of landmines is in violation of international laws.   Sources claim that informers’ statements and photographic evidence proved ...

Israel sells arms to Myanmar despite Junta’s genocide against Muslims

1396/6/16 | 04:43
  Israeli regime continues to sell arms to Myanmar's junta despite reports that Buddhist country's crimes against minority Rohingya Muslims is amounting to genocide.     Thousands of persecuted Rohingyas were slaughtered and burnt alive and some 100,000 more were forced to flee their burning villages to neighboring Bangladesh, many with bullet wounds, after Myanmar’s army launched a bloody offensive on northern Rakhine state on 25 August under the pretext of fighting militants.     But none of this has led to ...

Unabated genocide: Roningyas, world’s most persecuted minority 

1396/6/15 | 04:43
  The UN says that nearly 90,000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh after violence broke out in Myanmar recently.   Clashes have broken out a number of times over the past few years between the Buddhist majority in Myanmar and the Rohingya who are Muslim.   The latest cycle of violence was apparently triggered when Rohingya militants launched attacks on police which left 12 security personnel dead.     The Rohingya — described by the UN as the world’s most persecuted minority — lead a miserable existence ...

Why Aung San Suu Kyi should be stripped of Nobel Peace Prize immediately?

1396/6/15 | 04:43
  Aung San Suu Kyi is an apologist for genocide, ethnic cleansing and mass rape. For the past year, Aung San Suu Kyi has been State Counselor, or de facto head of government, in Myanmar, where members of the Rohingya Muslim minority in the northern Rakhine state have been shot, stabbed, starved, robbed, raped and driven from their homes in the hundreds of thousands.     In December, while the world focused on the fall of Aleppo, more than a dozen Nobel Laureates published an open letter warning of a tragedy in Rakhine “amounting ...

Petrol bomb thrown at Myanmar embassy in Indonesia

1396/6/13 | 04:43
A petrol bomb was thrown at Myanmar's embassy in the Indonesian capital Jakarta early Sunday, police said, as anger grew across the mainly Muslim archipelago about violence against the Rohingya in Myanmar. No one was injured in the incident, said Jakarta police spokesman Argo Yuwono. A patrolling police officer saw fire at the rear terrace on the second floor and immediately informed police who were guarding the embassy. "We are still trying to catch the perpetrator," Yuwono told AFP. Indonesians are becoming increasingly concerned at the ...

Myanmar’s genocide: The criminal silence of Muslim Ummah

1396/6/9 | 04:43
  In a new series of violent acts against Rohingya Muslims, Myanmar soldiers opened fire on fleeing civilians as they attempted to cross the border into Bangladesh and escape the government-perpetrated violence.     According to different human rights organisations and watchdog groups, the worsening security situation in Myanmar is heading towards another major refugee crisis.     They have reported the worst kind of human rights violation of Rohingya Muslims by the Burmans. The systemic killing of the members ...

Another Rohingya mass murder looms as militants attack security forces in Rakhine

1396/6/7 | 04:43
  UN urges Myanmar to avoid retaliation against Rohingya citizens after the militants’ attacks.     An overnight attack on Friday by Rohingya militants in Rakhine State, western Myanmar, left 12 security personnel and 77 Rohingya Muslims dead. The Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army claimed responsibility for the attacks.   The militants used machetes, small arms and homemade grenades, Myanmar armed forces claimed. The coordinated attacks were launched early morning on several police stations and military posts near Myanmar–Bangladesh ...

No refuge on earth: The plight of landless Rohingyas

1396/5/22 | 04:43
  Myanmar is imposing new curfews and deploying more troops to Rakhine state, the government confirmed on Saturday, after the United Nations expressed alarm at reports of a military build-up in the region where authorities are accused of widespread rights abuses.     News that an army battalion was flown into Rakhine this week to boost security met criticism from UN special rapporteur Yanghee Lee on Friday, who warned it was "cause for major concern".       Buddhist-majority Myanmar has long faced criticism for its treatment ...

The uncovering of new angles of Buddhist atrocities against Myanmar Muslims

1396/5/4 | 04:43
After months of banning media coverage of Myanmar's bloody incidents against the Rohingya minority, a group of journalists were allowed to visit the victims and publish a handful of stories.   On Sunday morning, a group of Muslim women told reporters that a day ago the attackers have kidnapped a number of men, women and children, Reuters reported. “My son is not a terrorist. He was arrested on false charges while working on the farm.” said a woman. The recent round of violence in northern Myanmar began in October last year. A month ...

Myanmar to deny entry to UN staffers investigating plight of Rohingya Muslims

1396/4/9 | 04:43
Myanmar says it will refuse entry to the members of a United Nations fact-finding mission tasked with investigating allegations of crimes by Myanmar’s security forces against Rohingya Muslims. Kyaw Zeya, a permanent secretary at Myanmar’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said the government would not grant visas to the UN staffers.   The government in the capital, Naypyidaw, which is practically led by Aung San Suu Kyi, had already said it would not cooperate with a UN mission in the country. The United Nations Human Rights Council agreed ...

UN rights group names team to probe atrocities against Rohingya

1396/3/10 | 04:43
  The UN Human Rights Council has named a three-person team to probe atrocities against Myanmar's persecuted Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine state. The Geneva-based council said in a statement on Tuesday that decorated Indian lawyer and women's rights campaigner, Indira Jaising, Sri Lanka's former human rights chief, Radhika Coomaraswamy, and Christopher Dominic Sidoti, a prominent human rights advocate from Australia, have been appointed to lead the probe. The team of experts is scheduled to meet soon in Geneva to chart a work plan. It ...