Daily Archives: August 12, 2017

Myanmar deploys 500 soldiers to Rakhine, military sources say

Myanmar deploys 500 soldiers to Rakhine, military sources say

Myanmar has deployed 500 soldiers to the Muslim-majority northern part of Rakhine state amid fears of another wave of crackdown on Rohingya Muslims. Two military sources based in the northwestern state said the decision was...
In Burma, the party that once defended dissidents is letting them be thrown in jail

Arakanese young monks to hold protests across Rakhine on Sunday

Arakanese Young Monk Association (for maintaining discipline and welfare to the people) on Thursday sought permission from the Rakhine State government to hold protests throughout the state on the weekend, said the association’s patron...
UN rights expert urges restraint in security operation in Myanmar's Rakhine state

UN rights expert urges restraint in security operation in Myanmar’s Rakhine state

11 August 2017 – A United Nations human rights expert has expressed alarm over reports that an army battalion has flown into Rakhine state in western Myanmar to help local authorities boost security in...
Myanmar crackdowns on Rohingya Muslims major concern

Myanmar crackdowns on Rohingya Muslims ‘major concern’: UN

A UN rights expert voiced alarm Friday at a growing security operation in Myanmar's northwestern Rakhine State, where the government has been accused of widespread abuses against Rohingya Muslims. Reacting to reports that an army...

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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...