Daily Archives: April 28, 2017

A Rohingya boy walks at a refugee camp in Sitwe, in the state of Rakhine, Myanmar March 2, 2017. Picture taken March 2, 2017. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

Exclusive: U.N. criticizes Myanmar plan to resettle Rohingya in ‘camp-like’ villages

By Simon Lewis and Wa Lone | YANGON The United Nations' refugee agency has criticized a Myanmar government plan to resettle Rohingya Muslims displaced by recent violence in "camp-like" villages, saying it risks stoking tensions,...
Emotions aside, and the threats and inflictions of violence condemned, there are double standards visible from all around

Rohingyas at the crossroads

The fate of the Rohingya Muslims in the winter capital of Jammu and Kashmir hangs in the balance. From Myanmar, where even tonsured monks in sacred garbs participated in their chase out of their...
Rohingyas are predominantly a Muslim ethnic group concentrated in Myanmar

‘Kolkata key transit point for Rohingya Muslims’

60% of illegal immigrants in India are also Rohingyas Kolkata has become a key transit point for Rohingya refugees, claims a UK-based international human rights group. The 10-year-old organisation – Restless Beings – also says that...
Visiting Chinese special envoy urges Dhaka

Resolve Rohingya crisis bilaterally

Visiting Chinese special envoy urges Dhaka Diplomatic Correspondent China, which has strong relations with both Myanmar and Bangladesh, has asked Bangladesh to resolve the current diplomatic tension with Myanmar over Rohingya crisis bilaterally. Chinese special envoy Sun...
A view of one of the narrow alleys inside the camp for the Rohingya in Delhi. Photo:Divya Trivedi

Rage against refugees

Members of the Jammu Citizens Forum and Team Jammu during a rally against the settlement of the Rohingya and Bangladeshis, in Jammu on April 4. Photo:PTI The sudden rise in hostility against the Rohingya and...
Aung San Suu Kyi's visit to Brussels and human rights in Burma

Joint Letter to Governments on the UN Fact-Finding Mission on Burma

Urge the Burmese Government to Allow Unfettered Access Related Content Download Letter Dear Your Excellency, We, the undersigned, call on States, including the United States, United Kingdom and the member states of the European Union, Association of Southeast...
Myanmar official compares Rohingya militant attack to 9/11

Myanmar official compares Rohingya militant attack to 9/11

A top official in Myanmar has compared an attack last year by Muslim militants that killed nine police officers and sparked a brutal army crackdown to America's experience on September 11. But a leading researcher...
Some unidentified people warned us to vacate Jammu. They also threatened to burn down our tents," said 21-year old Imran Hussain

Rohingya refugees: Stateless entities knock on Delhi UNHCR’s door

By:Aijaz Nazir Several Rohingya Muslim families have arrived at Delhi’s UNHCR office after leaving Jammu city, where they were warned by the right wing political parties and the traders’ association to leave Jammu. In February,...
Aung San Suu Kyi's visit to Brussels and human rights in Burma

Aung San Suu Kyi’s visit to Brussels and human rights in Burma

Published by HRW on April 27, 2017 Donald Tusk President of the European Council Rue de la Loi/Wetstraat 175 1048 Brussels Federica Mogherini High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy / Vice-President of the European Commission Rue de...
The Indian government allowed us to stay for so many years. Now if the Indian government talks to our rights in Myanmar

Rohingya Muslims make an emotional appeal to PM Modi

The difficulties of Rohingya Muslims living in different parts of Jammu are increasing. There is constant pressure on the state government to pressure these people living in the non-legal way out of the state....

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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...