APEC/ASEAN: Prioritize Rohingya Crisis

Security officers gather before a ceremony for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit in Manila, Philippines, November 5, 2017. © 2017 Reuters
Address Deteriorating Rights Situations in Vietnam, Philippines, Cambodia Security officers gather before a ceremony for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit in Manila, Philippines, November 5, 2017. (New York) – World leaders meeting for summits in Asia on November 10-14, 2017, should address Burma’s...

Suu Kyi calls for ‘space’ to address Myanmar’s Rohingya issue as Kerry visits

Myanmar's Foreign Minister Aung San Suu Kyi and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry attend a joint news conference in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, 22 May 2016. Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi asked to be given "enough space" to address the plight of her country's Rohingya Muslim...

Myanmar’s Rohingya: cornered by poverty, stalked by violence

Rohingya escapees have harrowing accounts of security officers slaughtering babies, burning people alive and gang-raping women
Hemmed in by Myanmar security forces and menaced by abductions and killings, Rohingya Muslims in a conflict-scarred corner of Rakhine State say fear is one of the few constants in their lives. Last week foreign media were given partial access to the isolated wedge of...

Annan Commission’s recommendations to resolve Rohingya crisis

The international advisory commission on Myanmar’s Rakhine state has put forward recommendations aiming at a resolution to the Rohingya crisis. These can be effective in resolving not only the Rohingya crisis but also the various problems which have cropped up between Bangladesh and Myanmar....

Report: Thousands of Rohingya Are Victims of Unbearable Acts of Cruelty

A Muslim woman wears a mask of Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi during a rally against the persecution of Rohingya Muslims, outside the embassy of Myanmar in Jakarta, Indonesia, Nov. 25, 2016
A U.N. report released Friday charges that thousands of Rohingya children, women, and men have suffered gang rapes, killings, beatings, disappearances and other acts of cruelty at the hands of Myanmar's police and security forces. The report, issued by the office of the U.N. High...

Myanmar’s War on the Rohingya

Burnt houses could be seen in Rakhine when media visited last month (image from 14 October)
Myanmar has long persecuted the country’s Rohingya Muslim minority, denying it basic rights to citizenship, to marry, to worship and to an education. After violence unleashed in 2012 by Buddhist extremists drove tens of thousands of Rohingya out of their homes, many risked their...

ARSA: Myanmar has no intention of resolving the crisis

ARSA: Myanmar has no intention of resolving the crisis
'The Rohingya repatriation plan offered by the Burmese terrorist government is not any where near to the solution but it creates more annihilation to the Rohingyas.' The Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) has blamed the Myanmar government saying that it is not interested in genuine...

Exclusive: Children among hundreds of Rohingya detained in Myanmar crackdown

Rohingya women labour next to a river in Sittwe in the state of Rakhine, Myanmar March 5, 2017. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun
SITTWE, Myanmar/COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh Children as young as 10 years old are among hundreds of Rohingya Muslims detained on charges of consorting with insurgents, according to a police document seen by Reuters that sheds new light on Myanmar's security campaign in the country's northwest. Thirteen...

Myanmar wants ethnic cleansing of Rohingya – UN official

Myanmar is seeking the ethnic cleansing of the Muslim Rohingya minority from its territory, a senior UN official has told the BBC.
Myanmar is seeking the ethnic cleansing of the Muslim Rohingya minority from its territory, a senior UN official has told the BBC. Armed forces have been killing Rohingya in Rakhine state, forcing many to flee to neighbouring Bangladesh, says John McKissick of the UN...

Burma: National Commission Denies Atrocities

Human Rights Watch (press release)
(New York) – A Burmese government commission has dismissed allegations of serious human rights violations by security forces in Rakhine State without a credible basis, Human Rights Watch said today. On August 6, 2017, the National Investigation Commission on Rakhine State, headed by Vice...

UN Special Envoy: Myanmar Losing Credibility Over Denying Rohingya Abuse

UN Human Rights Special Rapporteur Yanghee Lee criticized the Myanmar government's treatment of the country's Rohingya minority
UN Human Rights Special Rapporteur Yanghee Lee criticized the Myanmar government's treatment of the country's Rohingya minority and said its defensive reaction when presented with claims of abuse is eroding its credibility. Lee arrived in the country January 8 to assess the human rights situation...

Burma: Rohingya Return Deal Bad for Refugees

Human Rights Watch (press release)
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