Daily Archives: May 2, 2019

This combination of photos taken on Sept. 3, 2018 shows journalists Kyaw Soe Oo (left) and Wa Lone being escorted by police after their sentencing by a court to jail in Yangon. Myanmar's Supreme Court on April 23, 2019 rejected an appeal against their seven-year sentences on charges linked to their reporting of the Rohingya crisis. (Photo by Ye Aung Thu/AFP)

No escape for political prisoners in Myanmar

Macabre irony prevails as both President Win Myint and State Chancellor Suu Kyi were political detainees before taking power No escape for political prisoners in Myanmar On the morning of April 17, the families of...
'We will lose any hope of going home': Rohingya live in fear of resettlement

‘We will lose any hope of going home’: Rohingya live in fear of resettlement

Plans to relocate Rohingya people in Myanmar’s Rakhine state promise to dash their dreams of returning to traditional life Since their homes were burned down seven years AGO, an estimated 128,000 ethnic Rohingya have been...

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Thousands of Muslim Rohingya live in makeshift shelters at a refugee camp in Bangladesh. (Photo courtesy of Dr. Imran Akbar)

Rohingya crisis: ICC team in Dhaka

    A delegation of the International Criminal Court (ICC) have arrived in Dhaka to discuss the Rohingya crisis. They landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport around...
UN investigators say the violence warrants the prosecution of top generals for genocide [Soe Zeya Tun/Reuters]

US slaps sanctions on Myanmar army chief over Rohingya abuses

The US action against senior army officers comes as the military has continued to 'commit human rights violations'. The United States on Tuesday announced sanctions...
Congress gave Rohingyas free access to India and land

Congress gave Rohingyas free access to India and land

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday announced that it will have one final hearing in August on petitions filed by the Rohingyas to...
Fresh allegations of ‘war crimes’ emerge in Myanmar’s conflict-torn Rakhine

Fresh allegations of ‘war crimes’ emerge in Myanmar’s conflict-torn Rakhine

Ethnic Chin people hold placards during a protest asking for an end to conflict in Chin state and Rakhine state, in Yangon yesterday. In Rakhine...
OIC raises plight of Rohingya at UN session in Geneva

OIC raises plight of Rohingya at UN session in Geneva

Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Dr. Yousef Al-Othaimeen receives Ambassador of Afghanistan to Saudi Arabia Shafiq Samim at his office...