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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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...