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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Fire at Rohingya camp

Fire at Rohingya camp in Ukhia

24 April, 2019 Cox's Bazar's Kutupalong Rohingya camp was hit by a fire. This happened on (today) Wednesday afternoon. Three units of fire service are...
ANP Calls for National Defense and Security Council(NDSC) to Be Scrapped

ANP Calls for National Defense and Security Council(NDSC) to Be Scrapped

NAYPYITAW—The Arakan National Party (ANP) on Monday proposed abolishing the National Defense and Security Council(NDSC) at a meeting of the joint committee to draft...
FILE PHOTO: Mohib Ullah, a leader of Arakan Rohingya Society for Peace and Human Rights, is seen in his office in Kutupalong camp in Cox's Bazar FILE PHOTO: Mohib Ullah, a leader of Arakan Rohingya Society for Peace and Human Rights, is seen in his office in Kutupalong camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh April 7, 2019. REUTERS/Mohammad Ponir Hossain

In Rohingya camps, a political awakening faces a backlash

KUTUPALONG REFUGEE CAMP, Bangladesh (Reuters) - It was after Mohib Ullah scored his first political victories that the death threats began in earnest. On...
Malaysia's government has set up a Royal Commission of Inquiry to probe the Wang Kelian deaths [File: Damir Sagolj/Reuters]

Rohingya trapped inside a ‘genocide zone’

Declaring Iran's Revolutionary Guard a terror group won't impact them much Rohingya Muslims trapped in no man's land between Myanmar and Bangladesh are sitting ducks...
Malaysian inquiry probes trafficking camps, migrant graves

Malaysian inquiry probes trafficking camps, migrant graves

A Malaysian inquiry into the 2015 discovery of suspected human-trafficking camps and graves in the jungle heard Thursday police found one of the sites...