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Category: Human Rights Around the World :: Burma
Last updated: May 10 2018 07:00 IST RSS 2.0
 
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UN urges Myanmar to punish perpetrators of Rohingya attacks 10.5.2018 Washington Post: World
The U.N. Security Council urged Myanmar’s government on Wednesday to fulfill its commitment to hold perpetrators of violence against Rohingya Muslims accountable and to address the root causes that led about 700,000 members of the ethnic minority to flee to Bangladesh.
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4 rights groups urge UN council to refer Myanmar to ICC 8.5.2018 Washington Post: World
Four human rights organizations are urging the U.N. Security Council to refer Myanmar to the International Criminal Court for alleged crimes against humanity, including targeting some 700,000 Rohingya Muslims who fled military-led violence to Bangladesh.
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Plight of the Rohingya: Ethnic Cleansing, Mass Rape and Monsoons on the Way  8.5.2018 ConsortiumNews.com
Dennis J. Bernstein spoke with filmmaker and human rights activist, Jeanne Hallacy, just back with horror stories from Myanmar and the massive Rohingya camps of over 700,000 in neighboring Bangladesh. By Dennis J Bernstein The English-language Bangkok Post reported on…Read more →
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UN expert expresses grave concern over Myanmar fighting 2.5.2018 Washington Post: World
A United Nations rights expert expressed grave concern Tuesday over reports that Myanmar’s military has used heavy weapons and conducted aerial bombings in civilian areas as fighting against ethnic rebels in northern Kachin state has escalated sharply.
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UN Security Council delegation seeks Rohingya’s safe return 2.5.2018 Washington Post: World
A U.N. Security Council delegation on Tuesday visited Myanmar’s Rakhine state, from where hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims have fled military-led violence. Delegation members said they hope to help the refugees return quickly and safely to their homes there.
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UN Security Council delegation visiting northern Rakhine 1.5.2018 Washington Post: World
A U.N. Security Council delegation on Tuesday was visiting volatile areas of Myanmar’s Rakhine state, from where hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims have fled military-led violence, to see firsthand the aftermath of the army’s crackdown as well as Myanmar’s preparations for taking back the refugees.
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Top-level UN team arrives in Myanmar for Rohingya probe 30.4.2018 Washington Post: World
Members of a U.N. Security Council team probing Myanmar’s crisis over its ethnic Rohingya Muslim minority arrived in the country’s capital on Monday after a visit to Bangladesh, where about 700,000 Rohingya who fled military-led violence live in refugee camps.
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UN council heads to Bangladesh and Myanmar to see Rohingya 27.4.2018 Washington Post: World
The Security Council is heading to Asia for a firsthand look at the plight of 700,000 Rohingya Muslims who fled a military crackdown in Myanmar and the several hundred thousand who remain in the country’s northern Rakhine State.
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Rohingya lawyer urges UN to refer Myanmar to ICC for crimes 17.4.2018 Washington Post: World
A lawyer from Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslim minority who focuses on the trauma, mass rape and trafficking of its girls and women urged the U.N. Security Council on Monday to refer Myanmar to the International Criminal Court for “horrific crimes” against the Rohingya and other ethnic groups.
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Myanmar court refuses to dismiss charges against journalists 11.4.2018 Washington Post: World
A Myanmar court has refused to dismiss a case against two Reuters journalists after the reporters’ lawyers insisted last week that the evidence doesn’t support the charges.
It’s not just America: Zuckerberg has to answer for Facebook’s actions worldwide 11.4.2018 Washington Post
It’s not just America: Zuckerberg has to answer for Facebook’s actions worldwide
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The big questions for Mark Zuckerberg on Facebook's role in Burma 10.4.2018 Washington Post: World
Rights groups say U.S. senators need to question Facebook's founder on its role in spreading hate speech.
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Too many are looking away from Burma’s ethnic cleansing campaign 8.4.2018 Washington Post: Editorials
More efforts must be made to hold to account those responsible for this catastrophe.
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Lawyer Amal Clooney to represent detained Myanmar reporters 29.3.2018 Washington Post: World
Human rights lawyer Amal Clooney plans to represent two investigative reporters on trial in Myanmar.
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UN rights council scorecard: 5 Israel resolutions, Syria 2 24.3.2018 Washington Post: World
Nine months ago, U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley stormed the United Nations’ top human rights body demanding an end to what she said is its bias against Israel and raising the prospect of a U.S. pullout if it didn’t.
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Burma considers law that could restrict work of United Nations, nongovernmental groups 19.3.2018 Washington Post: World
The draft law would bar “activities or movements for selfish or ulterior purposes.”
UN seeks nearly $1 billion for Rohingyas who fled Myanmar 17.3.2018 Washington Post: World
The United Nations is appealing for nearly $1 billion for the humanitarian crisis sparked by the flight of about 700,000 Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar to Bangladesh since August.
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Myanmar forces Burman culture on minorities, erases identity 16.3.2018 Washington Post: World
From the age of 5, when she entered a government school in Myanmar, Stella Naw learned about the triumphs of Burman kings and heroes, recited Burman poems and performed Burman dances at school ceremonies.
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Southeast Asian leaders gather for first Australia summit 16.3.2018 Washington Post: World
Southeast Asian leaders will be gathering for their first summit in Australia as the regional neighbors look for closer economic and security links.
Who Gets to Write the Encyclopedia? Rohingya "Expert" Denies Genocide 15.3.2018 Truthout.com
The choice of Jacques Leider, an adviser to the Myanmar military's Armed Forces Historical Museum, to write about the Rohingya situation for the Oxford Research Encyclopedias has met strong opposition. Leider's questioning of Rohingya identity and denial that the violence is motivated by Islamophobia feeds into a far-reaching anti-Muslim framework. Rohingya refugeesat Cox's Bazar refugee camp in Bangladesh on January 27, 2018. (Photo: Masfiqur Sohan / NurPhoto via Getty Images) This Truthout original was only possible because of our readers' ongoing support. Can you make a monthly donation to ensure we can publish more like it? Click here to give. The genocidal killings and suppression of the Rohingya people in Myanmar has drawn the world's attention to what the Economist  has called  the "most persecuted people in the world." Because deep knowledge about the Rohingya is often sparse, it is crucial that reputable sources cover what is going on in Myanmar with accuracy and objectivity. Now a group of ...
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