Daily Archives: November 15, 2017

Human Rights Watch (press release)

Call Them What They Are: Rohingya Refugees

The summit of Southeast Asian leaders this week in the Philippines failed to make mention of the Burmese military’s campaign of ethnic cleansing that caused the flight of more than 600,000 Rohingya refugees to...
A Rohingya refugee waits for customers at a camp for the refugees in New Delhi, India (Sept. 12, 2017). Image Credit: AP Photo/Altaf Qadri

From Myanmar to India, Persecution Haunts Rohingya

Rohingya refugees in India meet religious nationalists who want them gone — again. From the relative safety of Bangladesh’s cramped coast, Rashid could finally believe that freedom was within reach. He thought often of the...
Leaders pose for a photo before the ASEANsSummit in Manila [Bullit Marquez/Pool/Reuters]

ASEAN summit silence on Rohingya ‘an absolute travesty’

  Manila, Philippines - After two days of ceremonious meetings, Southeast Asian leaders missed the bullseye in talks about two major human rights issues affecting their region: Myanmar's handling of the Rohingya crisis and the...
Myanmar's military has spared no Rohingya from violence, including young children, witnesses say [Cathal McNaughton/Reuters]

Myanmar’s Rohingya report ‘absurd’, rights group says

  A Myanmar military report that said no Rohingya civilians were killed during a months-long crackdown is "absurd" and the International Criminal Court must now launch its own investigation, a human rights group said. Myanmar's army...
Myanmar's Suu Kyi meets Tillerson, UN chief on Rohingya crisis

Myanmar’s Suu Kyi meets Tillerson, UN chief on Rohingya crisis

  More than 600,000 Rohingya have fled to neighbouring Bangladesh in two and a half months, sparking a dire humanitarian crisis Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi faced rising global pressure Tuesday to solve the crisis...
Aung San Suu Kyi – battered but not bruised over Rhakine crisis

Aung San Suu Kyi – battered but not bruised over Rhakine crisis

”Security forces did not commit shooting at innocent villagers and sexual violence and rape cases against women. They did not arrest, beat and kill the villagers.” (Report from the Myanmar Army) ASEAN is expressing ‘solidarity’...
In the port city of Sittwe in western Burma, monks and public officials deny atrocities were committed by the military, and refugees recount tales of killings by Rohingya militants. (Annie Gowen/The Washington Post)

‘We are going to kill you’: Villagers in Burma recount violence by Rohingya Muslim...

  SITTWE, Burma — The Hindu woman wept as she vowed never to return home, where she said Rohingya militants slaughtered her son, daughter-in-law and three granddaughters in August. “They killed my family,” Halu Bar Hla,...

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More than 620,000 Rohingya people have fled into Bangladesh [Andrew Stanbridge/Amnesty International]

Virtual reality 360 film shows Rohingya’s plight

  A man forced to bury his son after watching Myanmar's military kill him, a woman who was gang-raped by soldiers, and another woman who...
Reuters reporter Ko Wa Lone, left, and Ko Kyaw Soe Oo. (Facebook)

Two journalists covering Rohingya crisis in Burma arrested for possessing ‘secret papers’

Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, who in recent months have covered the military crackdown on the Rohingya Muslim minority in Burma,...
The remains of burnt villages near Maungdaw in Northern Rakhine State are seen on Oct. 10, 2017. Rohingya Muslims remaining in Myanmar's Rakhine state and other communities in the violence-racked region are so terrified of each other that life has basically ground to a halt, the Red Cross said on Dec. 13, 2017. (Marion Thibaut / AFP/Getty Images)

Aid group says at least 6,700 Rohingya killed in Myanmar in first month of...

The international aid group Doctors Without Borders has released the first survey-based estimate of how many Rohingya were killed during the first and bloodiest...
What is important is the fact that the Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh’s high-level meeting with Chief Ministers of five North-Eastern States

Facing the Rohingya challenge

India is spot on in its approach of tightening borders controls to handle the influx of Rohingya Muslims. However, unless New Delhi takes the...
Described as ‘wretched of the earth’ they are unwanted in Myanmar and across the border in Bangladesh where they have have taken shelter.video

VIDEO: The Rohingyas ‘Long March to Freedom’

ROME, Dec 13 2017 (IPS) - Over 800 000 of the 1.1 million Rohingya Muslims from the Rakhine state in Myanmar have been on...