Gambia, one of the smallest countries on the African continent, has filed a lawsuit at the United Nations’ top court accusing Myanmar of committing genocide against the Rohingya Muslims. According to reports by Al Jazeera, “More than 730 000 Rohingya, most of them Muslims, fled to neighbouring Bangladesh following a[…]
The International Criminal Court (ICC) has approved a full investigation into Myanmar‘s alleged crimes against the Rohingya, as the Southeast Asian nation faces mounting legal pressure worldwide over the treatment of the minority ethnic group. ICC judges on Thursday backed a prosecution request to investigate allegations of crimes against humanity and persecution over[…]
Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh – The National Verification Card (NVC) scheme targetting Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims is part of a systematic campaign by Myanmar authorities to erase their identity, according to a new report by Fortify Rights published on Tuesday. The human rights organisation says the NVC process and denial of citizenship fall within the jurisdiction of[…]
Thousands of Rohingya refugees have marked the second anniversary of their exodus into Bangladesh by rallying and praying as they demand Myanmar grant them citizenship and other rights before they agree to return. Almost 200,000 Rohingya participated in a peaceful gathering, which was attended by UN officials, at the Kutupalong[…]
Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh – Driving through the Rohingya refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, bamboo huts with makeshift tarpaulin roofs stretch across the hilly horizon as far as the eye can see, while flags with the names of aid organisations ripple in the breeze. Along the road, young boys carry reusable orange[…]
Yangon, Myanmar – When a team of top Myanmar officials met Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh‘s Cox’s Bazar over the weekend, they handed out flyers aimed at persuading members of the persecuted minority to return home two years after fleeing a brutal military crackdown in 2017. With its happy cartoon figures and its promise of a return[…]
Aung Zan village in Myanmar‘s northern Rakhine State lies just a few kilometres from the Bangladeshborder. Once home to a small community of Rohingya, its 50 buildings were almost entirely burned down during violent crackdowns that forced more than 745,000 refugees into Bangladesh in 2017. New satellite analysis released on Wednesday by an Australian[…]
The United States has announced sanctions on Myanmar‘s military Commander-in-Chief Min Aung Hlaing and three other military leaders due to their role in the “ethnic cleansing” of the Rohingyaminority. The State Department said on Tuesday it took action after finding credible evidence they were involved in the violence two years ago that led about[…]
Myanmar has granted early release to seven soldiers jailed for the killing of 10 Rohingya men and boys during a 2017 military crackdown in the western state of Rakhine, two prison officials, two former fellow inmates and one of the soldiers told Reuters news agency. The soldiers were freed in November last year,[…]
The European Union has extended a ban on selling arms to Myanmar and prolonged sanctions against high-ranking officials over their role in the Rohingya crisis. The measures, which include an embargo on weapons and other equipment that could be used for repression, will stay in place until at least April[…]
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