Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh – At least once a year, the Asian elephants living in southern Bangladeshmigrate eastwards, passing through the forest that straddles the border with Myanmar. Because this area is sparsely populated, the elephants usually encounter little trouble beyond a few run-ins with local farmers when their crops are trampled. Now, however,[…]
Saudi Arabia is planning to deport 250 Rohingya men to Bangladesh, in what will be the second forced deportation by Riyadh this year, an activist group has told Al Jazeera. Saudi Arabia is home to almost 300,000 Rohingya, according to Nay San Lwin, campaign coordinator for the Free Rohingya Coalition,[…]
At least 1,300 Rohingya have crossed into Bangladesh from India since the start of the year, an official said on Wednesday, as fears of deportation to Myanmar spark an exodus. New Delhi has faced sharp criticism for turning Rohingya people over to Myanmar in the past months, despite the members[…]
Genocide continues to take place against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar and the government is increasingly demonstrating it has no interest in establishing a fully functioning democracy, a UN investigator said. Marzuki Darusman, chair of the UN fact-finding mission on Myanmar, said the estimated 250,000 to 400,000 Rohingya who remained in[…]
Myanmar must carry out a “proper investigation” into alleged crimes against the country’s minority Rohingya population, Britain’s ambassador to the United Nations said. Karen Pierce called on Tuesday for the “root causes” of the crisis – which has seen hundreds of thousands of Rohingya flee Myanmar for neighbouring Bangladesh as[…]
Official statistics on how many women and children have been victims of sexual violence and rape in various “hot” wars around the world are extremely difficult to come by. The high number of under reported cases makes it almost impossible to form a definitive number to the scourge. What can[…]
Seven Myanmar soldiers have been sentenced to prison for their involvement in the massacre of 10 Rohingya men in Rakhine state last September, the army said on Tuesday. The military said in a statement that seven soldiers were “sentenced to 10 years with hard labour at a prison in a[…]
Myanmar has not stopped its ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya people in Rakhine state, a United Nations human rights official said on Tuesday. The UN envoy’s assessment of a continued “campaign of terror and forced starvation” comes six months after a military crackdown caused a mass exodus of Rohingya Muslims.[…]
Myanmar’s government has razed at least 55 villages once populated by Rohingya, destroying with them evidence of crimes against the persecuted minority, according to Human Rights Watch (HRW). Satellite images released by the rights group on Friday show that, between December 2017 and mid-February, areas that were once full of[…]
The faces of the men half-buried in the mass graves had been burned away by acid or blasted by bullets. Noor Kadir finally recognized his friends only by the colors of their shorts. Kadir and 14 others, all Rohingya Muslims in the Myanmar village of Gu Dar Pyin, had been[…]
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