Daily Archives: July 21, 2017

A Myanmar border guard police officer stands guard in Taung Bazar village, Buthidaung township, northern Rakhine state, Myanmar July 13, 2017. Picture taken July 13, 2017.

Myanmar sees insurgents behind Rohingya killings in northwest

MAUNG HNA MA, Myanmar (Reuters) - In the middle of the night on July 4, more than a dozen masked men, dressed head-to-toe in black, surrounded Abdu Sulwon's home in northwestern Myanmar. His widow...
Lt. Gen. Manas Kongpaen of the Royal Thai Army is escorted by a Thai correction officer on his arrival last year at the Criminal Court in Bangkok. The Thai army general was one of the most prominent figures found guilty Wednesday in a major human trafficking trial that included more than 103 defendants accused of involvement in a modern-day slave trade. | AP

Thailand convicts 62 in trafficking case, after more than 30 bodies — believed to...

BANGKOK – More needs to be done to ensure that human traffickers are brought to justice and Rohingya migrants are protected, rights groups said Thursday, after a trial in which 62 people were convicted...
Rohingya man accused of Harakah al-Yaqin ties gets bail in Bangladesh

Rohingya man accused of Harakah al-Yaqin ties gets bail in Bangladesh

Security personnel check an auto-rickshaw near a check post to identify Rohingya refugee in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, November 21, 2016REUTERS Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal said there was insufficient evidence to charge him with further...
A former Thai general has been sentenced to 27 years in jail for human trafficking at a landmark trial.

Thailand general jailed for human trafficking at mass trial

A former Thai general has been sentenced to 27 years in jail for human trafficking at a landmark trial. Manas Kongpan is among more than 60 people convicted in Bangkok of trafficking Bangladeshis and Rohingya...

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More than 620,000 Rohingya people have fled into Bangladesh [Andrew Stanbridge/Amnesty International]

Virtual reality 360 film shows Rohingya’s plight

  A man forced to bury his son after watching Myanmar's military kill him, a woman who was gang-raped by soldiers, and another woman who...
Reuters reporter Ko Wa Lone, left, and Ko Kyaw Soe Oo. (Facebook)

Two journalists covering Rohingya crisis in Burma arrested for possessing ‘secret papers’

Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, who in recent months have covered the military crackdown on the Rohingya Muslim minority in Burma,...
The remains of burnt villages near Maungdaw in Northern Rakhine State are seen on Oct. 10, 2017. Rohingya Muslims remaining in Myanmar's Rakhine state and other communities in the violence-racked region are so terrified of each other that life has basically ground to a halt, the Red Cross said on Dec. 13, 2017. (Marion Thibaut / AFP/Getty Images)

Aid group says at least 6,700 Rohingya killed in Myanmar in first month of...

The international aid group Doctors Without Borders has released the first survey-based estimate of how many Rohingya were killed during the first and bloodiest...
What is important is the fact that the Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh’s high-level meeting with Chief Ministers of five North-Eastern States

Facing the Rohingya challenge

India is spot on in its approach of tightening borders controls to handle the influx of Rohingya Muslims. However, unless New Delhi takes the...
Described as ‘wretched of the earth’ they are unwanted in Myanmar and across the border in Bangladesh where they have have taken shelter.video

VIDEO: The Rohingyas ‘Long March to Freedom’

ROME, Dec 13 2017 (IPS) - Over 800 000 of the 1.1 million Rohingya Muslims from the Rakhine state in Myanmar have been on...