Daily Archives: November 25, 2017

Rohingya refugees walk towards a refugee camp after crossing the border in Anjuman Para near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh Reuters

Burma-Bangladesh deal on Rohingya Muslims lambasted as ‘dangerous’ and ‘premature’ by Amnesty International

Returning minority to 'conditions amounting to concentration camps' is 'unthinkable', say activists A deal struck between Bangladesh and Burma to repatriate Rohingya refugees who fled a campaign of violence has been condemned as “dangerous” and...
Rights groups say outside monitors needed for Rohingya return to Myanmar

Rights groups say outside monitors needed for Rohingya return to Myanmar Yimou Lee

  YANGON (Reuters) - Human rights groups called on Friday for international agencies to be allowed to monitor the planned repatriation of hundreds of thousands Rohingya Muslims from Bangladesh to the homes they have fled...
Myanmar says it will take back Rohingya refugees

‘Doubts rise over Rohingya repatriation agreement’

Experts and aid groups question implementation process A day after Bangladesh and Myanmar announced a deal to repatriate Rohingya refugees back to the Rakhine state, aid agencies, rights groups and experts raised doubts about the...
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Is it safe for Rohingya refugees to return to Rakhine?

Myanmar and Bangladesh have signed a deal to send Rohingya refugees back to Rakhine state. But is it safe to return? Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya have been fleeing Myanmar for nearly three months. The Muslim...
Two Rohingya children at a refugee camp in Bangladesh. Victims of the violence in Myanmar have lived through horrors. Photo: Jorge Silva/reuters

MPs shaken by Rohingya tales of horror

'They saw babies thrown in a fire pit' Rohingya Muslim refugees recounted terrifying stories to MPs Ryan Callus and Alex Muscat, who last week returned from a visit Bangladesh where the exiled ethnic group have...
Certain sources have reported that Bangladesh is closing borders or mining border areas in order to prevent entry by refugees. Do you confirm these reports?

“Myanmar Calls Rohingyas Illegal Immigrants to Deny Their Rights”

Masud Bin Momen, the ambassador of Bangladesh to the United Nations, has discussed the plight of Rohingya Muslims who have been fleeing violence and oppression in Myanmar and headed to Bangladesh in recent months. In...

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Reuters reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo gesture as they walk free outside Insein prison after receiving a presidential pardon Photograph: Ann Wang/Reuters

Myanmar frees Reuters journalists jailed for reporting on Rohingya crisis

Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo have spent more than a year in jail after being accused of breaching Official Secrets Act Two Reuters journalists...
File photo of Kutupalong Rohingya refugee camp in Ukhiya, Cox's Bazar Syed Zakir Hossain/Dhaka Tribune

Rohingya repatriation: Myanmar to extend ‘secret’ MoU with UNHCR, UNDP for another year

Last year saw virtually no progress on important issues, including citizenship for Rohingyas Myanmar has agreed to extend a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the...
Mohib Ullah, left, a leader of Arakan Rohingya Society for Peace and Human Rights (ARSPH), speaks through a megaphone during an evening gathering between ARSPH members and a group of foreign journalists in Kutupalong camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, April 16. Courtesy of W-TIMES

Rohingya refugees’ political group cries out for equal rights as Myanmar citizens

By Jung Da-min COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh ― The Arakan Rohingya Society for Peace and Human Rights (ARSPH) is a political awakening for Rohingya refugees who...
Rohingya repatriation: 4th JWG meeting in Naypyidaw ends without any breakthrough

Rohingya repatriation: 4th JWG meeting in Naypyidaw ends without any breakthrough

Bangladesh proposes visit from Myanmar to directly interact with Rohingyas As feared, the fourth meeting of the joint working group (JWG) of Bangladesh and Myanmar...
Military Releases 126 Detainees in N. Rakhine

Military Releases 126 Detainees in N. Rakhine

Military spokesman Brig-Gen. Zaw Min Tun attends the ‘four pillars’ meeting in Naypyitaw on April 30. The Myanmar military, or Tatmadaw, on Friday said they...