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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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...