Daily Archives: August 7, 2017

The army are accused of raping Rohingya women, shooting villagers on sight and burning down homes

Burma releases report rejecting allegations of human rights abuses against Rohingya Muslims

  The Burmese government’s inquiry into allegations of crimes against humanity and ethnic cleansing during a crackdown against the Rohingya Muslim minority last year has concluded no such crimes happened. Rohingya militants killed nine border guards...
Myanmar Vice President Myint Swe, chairman of Maungdaw Investigation Commission, talks to journalists during a press conference of their final report on Rakhine state investigation at a government guest house Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017,

Myanmar says no crimes against humanity in Rakhine violence

  Myanmar Vice President Myint Swe, chairman of Maungdaw Investigation Commission, talks to journalists during a press conference of their final report on Rakhine state investigation at a government guest house Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017,...
Burmese Muslims face off with police

Burmese Muslims face off with police

RANGOON, Burma — Security forces in Burma fired warning shots to disperse Muslim villagers while they were arresting four suspects in a western region where government troops have been accused of human-rights violations against...
Hundreds have been killed in violence across the Muslim-minority Rakhine state since October [File: Simon Lewis/Reuters]

Government dismisses claims of abuse against Rohingya

State-backed commission rejects UN report of mass killings and systematic rape of Muslim minority by security forces. A government-appointed commission has cleared Myanmar security forces of systematic rape, murder and arson against Rohingya Muslims, dismissing...

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Reuters reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo gesture as they walk free outside Insein prison after receiving a presidential pardon Photograph: Ann Wang/Reuters

Myanmar frees Reuters journalists jailed for reporting on Rohingya crisis

Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo have spent more than a year in jail after being accused of breaching Official Secrets Act Two Reuters journalists...
File photo of Kutupalong Rohingya refugee camp in Ukhiya, Cox's Bazar Syed Zakir Hossain/Dhaka Tribune

Rohingya repatriation: Myanmar to extend ‘secret’ MoU with UNHCR, UNDP for another year

Last year saw virtually no progress on important issues, including citizenship for Rohingyas Myanmar has agreed to extend a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the...
Mohib Ullah, left, a leader of Arakan Rohingya Society for Peace and Human Rights (ARSPH), speaks through a megaphone during an evening gathering between ARSPH members and a group of foreign journalists in Kutupalong camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, April 16. Courtesy of W-TIMES

Rohingya refugees’ political group cries out for equal rights as Myanmar citizens

By Jung Da-min COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh ― The Arakan Rohingya Society for Peace and Human Rights (ARSPH) is a political awakening for Rohingya refugees who...
Rohingya repatriation: 4th JWG meeting in Naypyidaw ends without any breakthrough

Rohingya repatriation: 4th JWG meeting in Naypyidaw ends without any breakthrough

Bangladesh proposes visit from Myanmar to directly interact with Rohingyas As feared, the fourth meeting of the joint working group (JWG) of Bangladesh and Myanmar...
Military Releases 126 Detainees in N. Rakhine

Military Releases 126 Detainees in N. Rakhine

Military spokesman Brig-Gen. Zaw Min Tun attends the ‘four pillars’ meeting in Naypyitaw on April 30. The Myanmar military, or Tatmadaw, on Friday said they...