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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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...