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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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Rohingya refugee children shout slogans during a protest against repatriation efforts, Unchiprang refugee camp near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, Nov. 15, 2018.

Rohingya Shot in Camp in Myanmar

    Reports of shootings, allegedly by Myanmar police, at a camp for Rohingya refugees in Rakhine state have sparked concern by United Nations officials. Knut Ostby,...
Bangladesh has made some improvements to the islet, including housing for about 100,000 refugees. A look at the development of Bhasan Char, formed by silt deposits from the Meghna River, over the past 20 years.

Bhasan Char: Bangladesh Builds New Rohingya Camp

The Bangladesh government wants to send about 100,000 Rohingya refugees to a muddy, uninhabited island — "formed only in the last 20 years by...
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) has decided to send a regional taskforce to Myanmar to assist the Rohingya repatriation from Bangladesh

Rohingya Repatriation: Asean to send taskforce to Myanmar

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) has decided to send a regional taskforce to Myanmar to assist the Rohingya repatriation from Bangladesh. The decision...
Repatriations are set to begin on Thursday, but most, if not all, have said they do not want to go back

Rohingya refugees flee camps to avoid return to Myanmar

  Rohingya Muslims say their evening prayers in a half completed structure at a refugee camp in Bangladesh.Photograph: SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Rohingya refugees are...
King Salman bin Abdulaziz (R) meeting receiving Bangladesh s Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina (L) at the royal palace in the capital Riyadh on October 17, 2018. (Photo via AFP)

Saudi Arabia to deport scores of Rohingya refugees to Bangladesh: Report

Saudi Arabia is set to send scores of Rohingya Muslim refugees to Bangladesh, years after they fled persecution in their home country; but have...