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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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...