Daily Archives: May 4, 2017

Aung San Suu Kyi prepares for a meeting with Italian foreign minister Angelino Alfano in Rome. Photograph: Giuseppe Lami/EPA

The Guardian view on Myanmar: some humans have more rights than others

When Aung San Suu Kyi was finally able to collect her Nobel peace prize in 2012, the committee’s chairman described how her “firmness of principle” in the struggle for human rights and democracy had...
Buddhist monk Wirathu, centre, takes part in a protest against the visiting UN special rapporteur on human rights in Burma, Yanghee Lee, in Rangoon on 16 January 2015. (Photo: Reuters)

Firebrand monk Wirathu travels to troubled Arakan State

Buddhist monk Wirathu, centre, takes part in a protest against the visiting UN special rapporteur on human rights in Burma, Yanghee Lee, in Rangoon on 16 January 2015. (Photo: Reuters) A Burmese Buddhist monk renowned...
Rohingya refugees, displaced by violence in Myanmar, at a camp in Coxs Bazar, Bangladesh. (File) Photo: UNHCR/Saiful Huq Omi

Myanmar: Displaced Rohingya at risk of ‘re-victimization’ warns UN refugee agency

4 May 2017 – The tens of thousands of members of Myanmar’s Rohingya community who fled inter-communal violence in north of the country and sought refuge in Bangladesh remain highly vulnerable and risk being...
Over half of Rohingya girls who fled violence became child brides — UN survey

Over half of Rohingya girls who fled violence became child brides — UN survey

KUALA LUMPUR (May 4)(Thomson Reuters Foundation): More than half of Rohingya Muslim girls who fled violence in western Myanmar ended up becoming child brides, according to a United Nations survey that also showed widespread...

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Hundreds of Rohingya families flee India for fear of deportation, persecution

Hundreds of Rohingya families flee India for fear of deportation, persecution Some 2,000 Rohingya Muslims, who had fled to India from death and violence...

Myanmar army kills 13 in attack on Rakhine rebels

Myanmar’s Brigadier General Zaw Min Tun, Major General Soe Naing Oo, and Major General Tun Tun Nyi say the army hit back at...

From India to Bangladesh: 1,300 Rohingya fear repatriation to Myanmar

The refugees are from far away Indian Kashmir. To reach south-east Bangladesh, refugees cross the Indian states of Assam, Tripura or West Bengal. On...

31 Rohingyas waiting to make border crossings to Bangladesh from India

More Rohingyas are waiting to enter Bangladesh through Brahmanbaria’s Kasba border from India amid fears of deportation to Myanmar. “As many as 31 Rohingya women,...

Speakers: Bangladesh needs to intensify action to resolve Rohingya crisis

It should move to deportation issues rather than genocide for international prosecution Speakers at a symposium have said Bangladesh’s diplomatic and humanitarian initiatives...