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Rohingya Muslims demand justice at Myanmar World Court case

12 December, 2019 3:06 pm 3:06 pm

COX’S BAZAR (Reuters) – Rohingya Muslims demanded Myanmar be held to account at the United Nations’ top court in The Hague, where Myanmar leader and Nobel peace prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi is set to defend the country against charges of genocide of the minority community. More than 730,000 Rohingya fled Myanmar in 2017 … Read More


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Human Rights Watch says Rohingya child refugees being denied education

12 December, 2019 10:58 am 10:58 am

YANGON (Reuters) – Bangladesh is blocking hundreds of thousands of Rohingya children from accessing meaningful education, Human Rights Watch said on Tuesday, urging authorities to lift restrictions on schooling in refugee camps. In a report called ‘Are we not human?’, Human Rights Watch accused Bangladesh of violating the rights of 400,000 school age children who … Read More


Gambia files Rohingya genocide case against Myanmar at ICJ

11 November, 2019 4:35 pm 4:35 pm

THE HAGUE (Reuters) – Gambia said on Monday it had filed a case at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) accusing Myanmar of committing genocide against its Rohingya Muslim minority, drawing praise from human rights groups and Rohingya activists. More than 730,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled to neighbouring Bangladesh since a 2017 crackdown by Myanmar’s … Read More


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UN chief asks Myanmar to ensure safe return of Rohingya

11 November, 2019 2:33 pm 2:33 pm

BANGKOK (AFP) – UN chief Antonio Guterres on Sunday urged Myanmar to ensure the “safe” return of Rohingya refugees driven out by army operations, a plea made in front of Aung San Suu Kyi more than two years since her country cracked down on the Muslim minority. Speaking at a summit of Southeast Asian leaders … Read More


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600,000 Rohingya still in Myanmar at ‘serious risk of genocide’...

09 September, 2019 1:27 am 1:27 am

NEW YORK – Rohingya Muslims remaining in Myanmar still face a “serious risk of genocide”, UN investigators said Monday, warning the repatriation of a million already driven from the country by the army remains “impossible”. The fact-finding mission to Myanmar, set up by the Human Rights Council, last year branded the army operations in 2017 … Read More


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Violent crimes: Bangladesh bans cell phone access in Rohingya camps

09 September, 2019 6:56 am 6:56 am

DHAKA – Bangladesh has ordered telecommunications companies to stop selling SIM cards and shut down cell phone services to almost one million Rohingya refugees living in sprawling refugee camps.  The order resonated across the camps on Monday, where it threatened to disconnect Rohingya from several settlements that stretch for kilometres in the border district of Cox’s Bazar. The communication … Read More


Myanmar troops’ sexual violence against Rohingya shows ‘genocid...

08 August, 2019 9:14 pm 9:14 pm

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Sexual violence committed by Myanmar troops against Rohingya women and girls in 2017 was an indication of the military’s genocidal intent to destroy the mainly Muslim ethnic minority, United Nations investigators concluded in a report released on Thursday. The panel of independent investigators, set up by the UN Human Rights Council … Read More


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US imposes sanctions on Myanmar military leaders over killings of Rohingya ...

07 July, 2019 7:34 pm 7:34 pm

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States announced sanctions on Tuesday against the Myanmar military’s Commander-in-Chief Min Aung Hlaing and other leaders it said were responsible for extrajudicial killings of Rohingya Muslims, barring them from entry to the United States. The steps, which also covered Min Aung Hlaing’s deputy, Soe Win, and two other senior commanders … Read More


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US imposes sanctions on Myanmar commander-in-chief over Rohingya abuses

07 July, 2019 8:47 am 8:47 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States have announced sanctions on the Myanmar military’s Commander-in-Chief Min Aung Hlaing and other military leaders it said were responsible for extrajudicial killings of Rohingya Muslims, barring them from entry to the United States. The steps, which also covered Min Aung Hlaing’s deputy, Soe Win, and two other senior commanders … Read More


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Rohingya should move to island to avoid landslides: Bangladesh minister

04 April, 2019 7:30 pm 7:30 pm

DHAKA (Reuters) – Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh are at risk from landslides in the coming monsoon season and should be relocated to a remote island, the country’s foreign minister said on Thursday, a move opposed by many refugees. Bangladesh wants to move 100,000 of the nearly 1 million Rohingya Muslims sheltered in cramped camps in … Read More