Daily Archives: March 12, 2017

Myanmar police officers at a checkpoint outside a Rohingya refugee camp in Sittwe on March 3. Rakhine state has been plagued by insurgent attack

Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims Facing Horrific Torture

Toronto – Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims are being subjected to “horrific torture” at the hands of those who should be protecting them, according to UN statements being reported by the BBC. Top UN officials are using...
Bangladesh is now the best place to go to learn what is happening in northern Rakhine state, which is closed to journalists

Hounded and ridiculed for complaining of rape

When soldiers went searching for militants in Myanmar's Rakhine state last October, the result for members of the Rohingya minority was disastrous. Villages were burned, men were killed, women were sexually abused. And when...
As right-wing groups run a campaign against Rohingya in Indian-administered Kashmir, refugees fear having to flee again.

Jammu: Right-wing groups try to evict Rohingya refugees

Jammu, India-administered Kashmir - Abdul Kareem and Zahida Begum run a small corner store in Bhatindi, an affluent residential area of Jammu city in Indian-administered Kashmir. When they arrived here in 2012, after fleeing massacres...
Myanmar police officers at a checkpoint outside a Rohingya refugee camp in Sittwe on March 3. Rakhine state has been plagued by insurgent attacks as well as a military retaliation that may constitute ethnic cleansing.

Rise of Rohingya insurgents stokes Myanmar crisis

SITTWE (Myanmar)/LEDA (Bangladesh) • The emergence of Harakah al-Yaqin, the first Rohingya Muslim insurgent group to organise in Myanmar in decades, signals a dangerous new phase in a crisis increasingly attracting the attention of...
So racist monk Wirathu, banned from preaching for a year, just slapped on some duct tape & staged a 'silent sermon' broadcast via FB live

Myanmar monk Wirathu, dubbed ‘face of Buddhist terror’, gagged by authorities

Bangkok: A radical monk who for years has fanned the flames of religious chauvinism in Myanmar has been banned from giving sermons for a year by the country's top Buddhist body. The rare sanction against...

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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...