Daily Archives: March 8, 2017

Newly arrived Rohingya children warm themselves by a fire in Kutapalong

Tribunal Hearings Receive Expert Testimony On Genocide & Atrocities Permanent Peoples Tribunal

The first day of hearings at the International Permanent Peoples' Tribunal in London saw testimony by expert witnesses from across the world who are intimately familiar with the plight of the #Rohingya, as well...
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, briefs the media at the UN Compound in Colombo

Violence against Rohingya may amount to ‘crimes against humanity’: UN rights chief

YANGON: The severity of the reported violations against the Rohingya in Myanmar warrants the attention of the International Criminal Court, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights said on Wednesday (Mar 8). Mr Zeid...
Rohingya refugees who tried to cross the Naf River into Bangladesh are kept under watch by Bangladeshi security officials in Teknaf on December 25, 2016. (AFP)

Thousands of Rohingya refugees return to Myanmar

DHAKA — Thousands of Rohingya who took refuge in Bangladesh after fleeing violence in Rakhine State have returned home because of a Bangladeshi plan to house them on an uninhabited flood-prone island, community leaders...
Tin Tin Aye grieves after the assassination of her husband

The Murder of an Honorable Lawyer in Myanmar

Tin Tin Aye grieves after the assassination of her husband, the Muslim lawyer Ko Ni, in January. Hundreds of Rohingya Muslims have been killed in Myanmar in recent years. Whenever I met with Ko Ni,...
Copies of a book about Ko Ni's life and death were handed out at a memorial for the murdered lawyer on March 5, 2017 in Yangon. (J. Freeman/VOA)

Assassination Prompts Reflection on Role of Muslims in Myanmar Political Life

Over the past five weeks, the public tributes to Ko Ni - a prominent legal adviser assassinated in Yangon on January 29 - have highlighted his many achievements. The 63-year-old lawyer was a sharp legal...
Central delegation to review threat perception

Govt initiates high-level probe into settlement of Rohingyas

JAMMU, Mar 7: Authorities have initiated a high-level probe into the influx of Rohingyas and Burmese nationals in Jammu and Samba districts of this region with top officers of civil and police administration preparing...
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina

PM Hasina seeks Indonesia’s help to send Rohingya refugees back to Myanmar

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has urged Indonesia to play a role in sending back the Rohingya refugees to Myanmar. She made the call at a bilateral meeting with Indonesia President Joko Widodo on the sidelines...
Four Rohingya women at a refugee camp near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. All four said that they fled their villages in Myanmar's Rakhine state after being raped

Plight of Rohingya becoming a jihadist cause célèbre

Asia Times is not responsible for the opinions, facts or any media content presented by contributors. In case of abuse, click here to report. Rohingya militancy is gaining momentum. Not only are Rohingya in Myanmar...

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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...