Daily Archives: July 27, 2017

Bangladesh government officials say they have begun a new census to determine the exact number of Rohingya refugees living inside their borders

Kutupalong: Playing ping pong with Rohingya lives

If you walk around in Kutupalong, you will get an urge to dismantle the set of institutions, practises and relationships which have created the place. You will want to do so because you will...
Elections; Myanmar; Rohingya minority; Genocide; Aung San Suu Kyi, United Nations

The Muslims of Myanmar: Has the UN failed the Rohingya?

Aid workers and human rights groups are critical of how the Rohingya crisis has been handled by senior UN officials A fortnight before Cyclone Mora slammed into his home, Abdel drank tea with us on...
Dawbon police find group of 18 Rohingya refugees in hiding

Dawbon police find group of 18 Rohingya refugees in hiding

They were staying in two apartment buildings located within Dawbon Township’s Nwe Aye Ward. Photo: WikiCommons Authorities have arrested eighteen Rohingya Muslims who were hiding out in Dawbon Township, according to 7Day. On Monday, police received...
New angles of Buddhist atrocities against Myanmar Muslims

New angles of Buddhist atrocities against Myanmar Muslims

(AhlulBayt News Agency) - After months of banning media coverage of Myanmar's bloody incidents against the Rohingya minority, a group of journalists were allowed to visit the victims and publish a handful of stories. A...
Men carry the body of Maung Nu, a Rohingya Muslim who was killed by a Buddhist mob, away from the crime scene in Sittwe, capital of western Myanmar's Rakhine state, July 4, 2017.

Myanmar Police Arrest Man For Deadly Rakhine Mob Attack on Rohingya

Men carry the body of Maung Nu, a Rohingya Muslim who was killed by a Buddhist mob, away from the crime scene in Sittwe, capital of western Myanmar's Rakhine state, July 4, 2017. RFA Myanmar police...
Rohingya situation has not improved under new government - UN Special Rapporteur on Myanmar

Parliament condemns statement by Yanghee Lee

The parliament on Tuesday approved a proposal to condemn the statement of Yanghee Lee, UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Myanmar, criticising the country’s human rights record and the government’s failure to address...
Women and girls have accused soldiers and police officers of rape and sexual assault during months of violence between Muslims and Buddhists in Burma

Rohignya Muslim women ‘raped by Burma soldiers and abandoned by husbands who blame them’

  'My husband told me he is going to leave me. He blamed me for not running away' Women and girls have accused soldiers and police officers of rape and sexual assault during months of violence...

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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...