Daily Archives: March 3, 2017

Reiterate that inquiries by gov’t into security forces’ conduct toward Rohingya failed to demonstrate genuine independence

Rights groups call for UN inquiry on Myanmar’s Rakhine

Several international organizations have called for the United Nations Human Rights Council to launch an inquiry to investigate alleged abuses against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar’s western Rakhine State. During recent military operations in Rakhine’s Maungdaw...
The Dalai Lama made the appeal in written comments that will be read at the first hearing of the Permanent People's Tribunal

Dalai Lama adds voice to Pope’s in calling for the persecution of Rohingya to...

The Dalai Lama has joined Pope Francis in calling for Myanmar Buddhists to end violence against Rohingya Muslims in what the United Nations says amounts to ethnic cleansing and possibly crimes against humanity. The Tibetan...
Many members of Congress hold Aung San Suu Kyi in particularly high regard, explained Myra Dahgaypaw, a policy adviser for the Washington-based U.S. Campaign for Burma

Will the United States Turn Its Back on Myanmar’s Muslim Minority?

Growing hostility toward Myanmar’s heavily persecuted Rohingya population has created a pressing need for international intervention. International actors this week have upped the ante of investigating potential crimes against humanity in Myanmar, also known as...
Pakistan over arms deal with Myanmar on Business Standard

Why is Pakistan entering an arms deal with the Burmese government?

“How do we emerge victorious from the quagmire?” Many among us take pride in Pakistan’s position as one of the prime bastions of Islamic ideals in the modern Muslim world. The Islamic Republic’s ongoing negotiations...
Human Rights Watch (press release)

Joint Letter to UNHRC Members Re: Human Rights Violations in Rakhine State

https://www.hrw.org/news/2017/03/02/joint-letter-unhrc-members-re-human-rights-violations-rakhine-state To: Permanent Representatives of Member and Observer States of the United Nations Human Rights Council Geneva, 3 March 2017 Re: UN-mandated international Commission of Inquiry or similar international mechanism to investigate serious human rights violations in Rakhine...

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Thousands of Muslim Rohingya live in makeshift shelters at a refugee camp in Bangladesh. (Photo courtesy of Dr. Imran Akbar)

Rohingya crisis: ICC team in Dhaka

    A delegation of the International Criminal Court (ICC) have arrived in Dhaka to discuss the Rohingya crisis. They landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport around...
UN investigators say the violence warrants the prosecution of top generals for genocide [Soe Zeya Tun/Reuters]

US slaps sanctions on Myanmar army chief over Rohingya abuses

The US action against senior army officers comes as the military has continued to 'commit human rights violations'. The United States on Tuesday announced sanctions...
Congress gave Rohingyas free access to India and land

Congress gave Rohingyas free access to India and land

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday announced that it will have one final hearing in August on petitions filed by the Rohingyas to...
Fresh allegations of ‘war crimes’ emerge in Myanmar’s conflict-torn Rakhine

Fresh allegations of ‘war crimes’ emerge in Myanmar’s conflict-torn Rakhine

Ethnic Chin people hold placards during a protest asking for an end to conflict in Chin state and Rakhine state, in Yangon yesterday. In Rakhine...
OIC raises plight of Rohingya at UN session in Geneva

OIC raises plight of Rohingya at UN session in Geneva

Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Dr. Yousef Al-Othaimeen receives Ambassador of Afghanistan to Saudi Arabia Shafiq Samim at his office...