Daily Archives: March 6, 2017

Forced relocation, expropriation of land and livestock, extortion, forced labour, threats and intimidations, sexual abuse

Time for the UN to show its Teeth

It is not surprising that the United Nations Rapporteur on Human Rights in Burma called the creation of a Commission of Inquiry (COI), the UN’s highest-level probe, to investigate abuses in the country. The 47-member...
Rakhine state investigation commission officials (R) meet Muslim residents of Gwazon village, Maungdaw township, in western Myanmar's Rakhine state, Dec. 12, 2016.

The Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal Hearings On Myanmar Crimes Against Rohingya & Kachin

  http://chicagomonitor.com/2017/03/permanent-peoples-tribunal-hearings-myanmar-crimes-rohingya-kachin/ The Rome-based International Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal (PPT),will hold hearings in London on March 6-8 at Queen Mary University (LIVE Feed) where evidence will be presented, and expert testimony heard on crimes committed by the...
The UN rapporteur last month also pointed out how the government of Myanmar is incapable of carrying out a credible investigation

Persecution of the Rohingya

The United Nations rapporteur on human rights on Thursday has asked that a Commission of Inquiry (COI) be created to investigate Myanmar's treatment of the Rohingya. The UN official stated that the “systematic, structural,...

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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...
More than 700,000 Rohingya Muslims crossed from Rakhine state, in mostly Buddhist Myanmar, into Bangladesh from August last year

‘Can’t eat, can’t sleep’: Rohingya on Myanmar repatriation list

COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh, Nov 9 (Reuters) - For Nurul Amin, a Rohingya Muslim living in a refugee camp in Bangladesh, the days since learning...
Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

Bangladesh silent on Canadian offer to take Rohingya refugees including rape victims

Bangladesh did not accept an offer by Canada to take in Rohingya refugees, including women who were raped, Canadian officials said, as the South...

Fear and mistrust surround latest plan to return Rohingya

Rohingya refugees collect water at Kutupalong refugee camp in BangladeshChandan Khanna/AFP Rights groups say a plan to return Rohingya to Myanmar from Bangladesh as early...