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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Reuters reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo gesture as they walk free outside Insein prison after receiving a presidential pardon Photograph: Ann Wang/Reuters

Myanmar frees Reuters journalists jailed for reporting on Rohingya crisis

Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo have spent more than a year in jail after being accused of breaching Official Secrets Act Two Reuters journalists...
File photo of Kutupalong Rohingya refugee camp in Ukhiya, Cox's Bazar Syed Zakir Hossain/Dhaka Tribune

Rohingya repatriation: Myanmar to extend ‘secret’ MoU with UNHCR, UNDP for another year

Last year saw virtually no progress on important issues, including citizenship for Rohingyas Myanmar has agreed to extend a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the...
Mohib Ullah, left, a leader of Arakan Rohingya Society for Peace and Human Rights (ARSPH), speaks through a megaphone during an evening gathering between ARSPH members and a group of foreign journalists in Kutupalong camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, April 16. Courtesy of W-TIMES

Rohingya refugees’ political group cries out for equal rights as Myanmar citizens

By Jung Da-min COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh ― The Arakan Rohingya Society for Peace and Human Rights (ARSPH) is a political awakening for Rohingya refugees who...
Rohingya repatriation: 4th JWG meeting in Naypyidaw ends without any breakthrough

Rohingya repatriation: 4th JWG meeting in Naypyidaw ends without any breakthrough

Bangladesh proposes visit from Myanmar to directly interact with Rohingyas As feared, the fourth meeting of the joint working group (JWG) of Bangladesh and Myanmar...
Military Releases 126 Detainees in N. Rakhine

Military Releases 126 Detainees in N. Rakhine

Military spokesman Brig-Gen. Zaw Min Tun attends the ‘four pillars’ meeting in Naypyitaw on April 30. The Myanmar military, or Tatmadaw, on Friday said they...