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ICC approves probe into Myanmar’s alleged crimes against Rohingya

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[…]

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‘Genocide card’: Myanmar Rohingya verification scheme condemned

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[…]

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Rohingya suspicious as Myanmar touts repatriation plan

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[…]

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US slaps sanctions on Myanmar army chief over Rohingya abuses

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[…]

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