Monthly Archives: December 2017

Pope Francis meets Rohingya Muslims refugees from Myanmar during an interfaith and ecumenical meeting for peace in the garden of the archbishop's residence, in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Friday, Dec. 1, 2017. Pope Francis ordained 16 priests during a Mass in Bangladesh on Friday, the start of a busy day that will bring him face-to-face with Rohingya Muslim refugees from Myanmar at an interreligious prayer for peace. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini) The Associated Press

Pope Says ‘Rohingya’ in Emotional Encounter With Refugees

Pope Francis asks for forgiveness from Rohingya Muslim refugees for all the hurt and indifference they have endured, and pronounces the word he had so assiduously avoided only days earlier in Myanmar: "Rohingya".   DHAKA, Bangladesh...
It’s Time to Speak Up for the Rohingya

It’s Time to Speak Up for the Rohingya

When Polish Jew Raphael Lemkin proposed a new law to prevent “acts of barbarity” at a law conference in Madrid in October 1933, he included “acts of extermination” against ethnic, religious and social groups....
Already married and pregnant with her first child when she fled Myanmar, this 15-year-old was widowed after her husband fell ill during their escape. Photograph: Antolín Avezuela

Still in the dark over investigations of crimes against Rohingya

  Ratko Mladic, the Butcher of Bosnia, has just been found guilty of genocide. “The former general was charged for the slaughter of 8,000 unarmed Bosnian Muslim men and boys rounded up in the town of...
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Rohingya crisis: ‘Rape and murder’ in the Village of Tula Toli – BBC News

*** Warning: This report contains distressing scenes including explicit descriptions of sexual violence *** These are the harrowing accounts of villagers of Tula Toli where Rohingya Muslims were massacred - a special investigation by...
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Rohingya crisis: Cracks in repatriation process

The Bangladesh and Myanmar governments say they have agreed on a deal aimed at repatriating hundreds of thousands of Rohingya who've fled a crackdown by the Myanmar military. But the identification process of who...
The Pope is by no means alone. In the past month, the U.S. sent Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to Myanmar, while a senior State Department team as well as the British and Canadian international development ministers

Such a strange silence: India’s stand on the Rohingya crisis

  India’s reticence on the Rohingya crisis undermines its democracy and global standing The Pope has been in South Asia this week, with the focus of his stops in Bangladesh and Myanmar on the reconciliation and...

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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...