Daily Archives: October 16, 2018

Panicked Rohingyas start leaving the only camp in Kolkata

The panicked Rohingya families started leaving the camps following the Central government advisory to states to capture biometrics details of refugees. NEW DELHI: Fearing crackdown, detention, Rohingya refugee families begin leaving the Hardaha, the only...

Myanmar clears list of 8,000 Rohingyas sent by Bangladesh

Bangladesh will seek updates on what steps are taken for the safe and sustainable return of Rohingyas to their homeland from Bangladesh The first group of 8,000 Rohingyas refugees will be repatriated...

Myanmar’s military organized Facebook disinformation campaign against Rohingya: report

Myanmar's military organized Facebook disinformation campaign against Rohingya: report © Getty Images Myanmar’s military was behind a disinformation effort on Facebook that helped foment ethnic cleansing against the country’s Rohingya Muslim minority, according to a New...

Repatriated by India, seven Rohingya are back home, handed disputed identity cards

National Verification Card, issued October 7, to one of the returnees. Kyauktaw is in Mrauk-U district of north Rakhine. Mohammed Maqbool Khan, Mohammed Rohimuddin, and another person called Mohammed Jamal have reached their homes in...

Only 3 Rohingya Families Left in Bengal After Nearly 400 ‘Flee’ to Kashmir and...

A spokesman of the organisation, which had arranged their stay in Bengal, claimed that the seven Rohingya immigrants that were deported from Assam recently were ill-treated in Myanmar and were living there without adequate...

Rohingya: ‘Better to kill us in India than deport us to Myanmar’

Families in Rohingya camp in New Delhi fear forced deportation after seven men were handed to Myanmar border guards. New Delhi, India - Jafar Alam sits by a small grocery shop in the Rohingya refugee...

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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...