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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Dhaka is struggling to cope with the influx and wants to start relocating thousands of refugees to the island,

UN draws up plans to ‘facilitate’ Rohingya relocation to Bhashan Char

Bhashan Char is located 21 nautical miles from Noakhali, 11 nautical miles from Jahajir Char, 4.2 nautical miles from Sandwip, 28 nautical miles from...
Myanmar military fights Arakan Army among ancient Rakhine temples

Myanmar military fights Arakan Army among ancient Rakhine temples

Fighting between Myanmar's military and ethnic Rakhine insurgents has now reached the ancient temples of Mrauk U, the former capital of the Rakhine kingdom...
Kefayat Ullah, a Rohingya boy who was expelled from Leda High School for being a Rohingya, studies in his shelter in Leda camp in Teknaf, Bangladesh, 5 March, 2019. Photo: Reuters

Children expelled from schools for being Rohingya

Mohammed Ismail, a Rohingya boy who was expelled from Leda High School for being a Rohingya, poses for a picture in Leda camp in...
UN warns Bangladesh of ‘new crisis’ over relocation plan to Bhasan Char

UN warns Bangladesh of ‘new crisis’ over relocation plan to Bhasan Char

UN warns Bangladesh of ‘new crisis’ over relocation plan to Bhasan Char Bangladesh risks creating a "new crisis" for Rohingya refugees if it goes ahead...
Malaysian Rohingya activist nominated for the US State Department award

Malaysian Rohingya activist nominated for the US State Department award

This picture taken on August 20, 2018 shows Rohingya refugee Sharifah Shakirah, 25, founder of the Rohingya Women Development Network, posing for a photograph...