Daily Archives: July 8, 2017

Myanmar Journalists Grapple With Lack of Access, Legal Fears

Myanmar Journalists Grapple With Lack of Access, Legal Fears

  FILE - A local journalist wears an arm band supporting press freedom as he gathers with other journalists during the court appearance of a newspaper editor and a columnist at a township court, June...
A Rohingya refugee displays her burn scars. Image by Doug Bock Clark. Bangladesh, 2017.

Scars of Rohingya Refugees

While reporting on the Myanmar army’s recent violence against the Rohingya, I listened to the stories of dozens of refugees. Many of them showed me the physical scars of the traumatic events—half-healed puncture wounds...
the Heads of OIC Permanent Missions in Geneva and Brussels briefed the meetings on the OIC’s latest efforts in responding to the Rohingya crisis

OIC Council of Foreign Ministers Meets Next Monday in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire

The capital of Côte d'Ivoire, Abidjan, will host the Forty-fourth session of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on 10 and 11 July 2017. The President of the Republic...
Thailand: Provide Legal Status, Protections for Refugees U.N. Refugee High Commissioner to meet Thai Prime Minister

Thailand: Provide Legal Status, Protections for Refugees

(Bangkok, July 6, 2017)–The Government of Thailand should stop detaining and forcibly returning refugees to situations of potential harm, Fortify Right today. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Filippo Grandi will meet...
Myanmar The Girl Who _Clar

In Myanmar, one girl’s plight epitomizes Rohingya struggle

Rosmaida Bibi, right, who suffers from severe malnutrition, sits with her 20-year old mother Hamida Begum outside their makeshift shelter at the Dar Paing camp, north of Sittwe, Rakhine State, Myanmar, in March 2017....

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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...