Daily Archives: May 22, 2017

Rathedaung Township

Village Administrator Found Beheaded in Arakan State

RANGOON – An administrator for 100 households in Pazunchaung village was found beheaded in Arakan State’s Rathedaung Township early Friday morning, said border police deputy major Naing Naing Htun. The victim’s name was Noru Slin. “A...
Yanghee Lee, Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar, delivers her report, during the 34th session of the Human Rights Council, at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, Monday, March 13, 2017. (Salvatore Di Nolfi/Keystone via AP)

Myanmar may be trying to ‘expel’ all Rohingya

A UN rights expert says Myanmar may be seeking to "expel" all ethnic Rohingya from its territory, and is pushing for a high-level inquiry into abuses against the Muslim minority community. The United Nations special...
Dozens of Rohingya refugees have died in Malaysian jails

Dozens of Rohingya refugees have died in Malaysian jails

Dozens of Rohingya refugees in Malaysian jails have died over the last two years, the Guardian reported Tuesday. Refugees, most of whom were from Myanmar, claim to have been imprisoned in horrific conditions in...
Explosion of Handmade Bombs Kills Two in Myanmar’s Rakhine State

ECHO Factsheet – The Rohingya crisis – May 2017

The figures refer to European Commission humanitarian aid only, and do not include contributions by EU Member States. Download http://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb.int/files/resources/rohingya_en_1.pdf Key messages The Rohingya crisis is a human rights crisis with serious humanitarian consequences. In Myanmar/Burma, the...
ALOR STAR: Some 300 Rohingya gathered at Kampung Kepala Bendang near here today to pay tribute to the discovery of several mass graves in Perlis, thought to contain bodies of fellow migrantsvideo

300 Rohingya mark 2nd anniversary of Wang Kelian ‘migrant’ mass graves find

ALOR STAR: Some 300 Rohingya gathered at Kampung Kepala Bendang near here today to pay tribute to the discovery of several mass graves in Perlis, thought to contain bodies of fellow migrants. <iframe width="560" height="315"...

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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...