Israel gives Myanmar ‘tools, space’ for genocide of Rohingya Muslims: Haaretz

Bethlehem/PNN/ The Haaretz newspaper has shed light on Israel’s “shameful role” in Myanmar’s state-sponsored genocidal campaign against Rohingya Muslims, citing Tel Aviv’s arms sales to the Southeast Asian as well as the regime’s attempts to forge closer relations with the country’s officials. An opinion piece written by journalist Charles Dunst and published by the Israeli …
| International, IOF, Israel |

Haaretz: Israel gave Myanmar ‘tools’ to carry out Rohingya genocide

The Israeli newspaper Haaretz has highlighted the country’s “shameful role” in the Myanmar military regime’s “genocidal campaign” against the Rohingya Muslim minority, citing Tel Aviv’s arms sales to the South East Asian country and the two countries growing ties. An opinion piece by Charles Dunst yesterday criticised Israel’s passive stance towards the stateless Rohingya population, claiming that Israel gave Myanmar the tools and diplomatic space to carry out the atrocities. Dunst also recalled how he met with the Israeli ambassador
| Asia & Americas, Israel, Middle East |

Headlines for December 12, 2019

European Commission Proposes Sweeping European Green Deal, DOJ Inspector General Testifies to Senate Judiciary Committee, More Than 70 Troops Killed in Attack on Niger Military Camp, Demonstrations Sweep Algeria as Protesters Demand Boycott of Today's Election, Britain: Voters Head to Polls for Defining National Election Today, Aung San Suu Kyi Denies Genocide Against Muslim Rohingya at ICJ, India's Upper House Passes "Anti-Muslim" Citizenship Bill, Israel Dissolves Knesset as Country Heads Toward 3rd Election This Year, French Workers Continue Strike After
| News |

The Ignoble Fall of a Nobel Peace Prize Winner

Appearing before 17 judges of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague, Aung San Suu Kyi, the de facto civilian leader of Myanmar, became a public apologist for the military government of Myanmar which has long been accused of genocide and forcing over 730,000 Rohingya Muslims to flee to neighboring Bangladesh since a […] The post The Ignoble Fall of a Nobel Peace Prize Winner appeared first on Inter Press Service .
| Active Citizens, Asia-Pacific, Civil Society |

Top 5 Reasons Buddhist Myanmar has been Charged with Genocide of Rohingya Muslims

By Catesby Holmes | – Myanmar’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi is defending Myanmar in court against accusations of genocide. According to a case brought by the country of Gambia at the United Nations’ International Court of Justice, the Myanmar military in August 2017 carried out a systematic, targeted campaign of terror, rape and murder […]
| Islamophobia, Myanmar |

A Reflect on Why the Current Case Against Myanmar in ICJ Is Crucial

Nobel peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi has arrived at the Hague to defend Myanmar at the International Court of Justice, against charges of genocide of the Rohingya people, as brought on by the Gambia. Gambia’s Minister of Justice Abubacarr Tambadou on Tuesday said in his opening remarks: “All that the Gambia asks is that […] The post A Reflect on Why the Current Case Against Myanmar in ICJ Is Crucial appeared first on Inter Press Service
| Crime & Justice, Featured, Headlines |

High stakes: Myanmar’s Lady gambles image in Rohingya genocide lawsuit

From democracy champion to defending Myanmar against genocide charges, the shock decision by civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi to face the UN's top court risks further damaging her image overseas and deepening the siege mentality at home. The post High stakes: Myanmar’s Lady gambles image in Rohingya genocide lawsuit appeared first on Asian Correspondent .
| Burma, Insights, News |

Rohingya Campaigners: Boycott Myanmar

On the occasion of International Genocide Day on 9th December 2019, Rohingya Campaigners have launched a global boycott movement in London, UK calling corporations, foreign…
| Burma Affairs, Boycott, ICJ |

Karen, Mon Communities Welcome Lawsuit Against Myanmar

Karen (48 organizations) and Mon communities worldwide welcome the ICJ lawsuit filed by the Gambia against Myanmar for committing genocide against its Rohingya minority. They…
| Burma Affairs, Gambia, Genocide |

The Story Behind The Gambia’s Lawsuit against Myanmar over the Rohingya Genocide

On Nov. 11, the Gambia filed a lawsuit against Myanmar in the International Court of Justice for the southeast asian country’s atrocities against the Rohingya population. Over the past years, hundreds of thousands of Rohingyas have fled to neighbouring Bangladesh for refuge, sparking one of the more dire refugee crises of the decade. They continue […] The post The Story Behind The Gambia’s Lawsuit against Myanmar over the Rohingya Genocide appeared first on Inter Press Service .
| Armed Conflicts, Asia-Pacific, Crime & Justice |

Myanmar’s Northern Alliance Releases Statement Against Tatmadaw, Rohingya

Members of Northern Alliance MNTJP/MNDAA, PSLF/TNLA and ULA/AA excluding KIA jointly released a self-contradictory statement on Nov. 28, 2019 in support of the trial against…
| Rohingya in Arakan, Genocide, Rakhine |

Israel: Wishing Myanmar ‘GOOD LUCK’ in genocide case was a mistake

The Israeli ambassador was mistaken to have sent a “GOOD LUCK” message to Myanmar ahead of World Court hearings on accusations the state committed genocide against Rohingya Muslims, Israel’s Foreign Ministry said today. Israel’s Haaretz newspaper reported that the ambassador to Myanmar wished authorities good luck in tweets that have since been deleted ahead of the hearings next month at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague, Reuters reported. “The ambassador’s tweet was a mistake and was immediately
| Asia & Americas, International Organisations, Israel |

OIC welcomes first hearing in lawsuit over Myanmar's crimes against Rohingya

The General Secretariat of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) welcomed the decision by the International Court of Justice (ICJ), The Hague, to conduct its first hearing, from 10-12 December 2019, in the case against Myanmar for its brutal actio
| News |

Myanmar: New Al Jazeera documentary uncovers Rohingya abuse

As Myanmar goes on trial at the International Court of Justice over its crackdown on Muslim Rohingya, Al Jazeera sheds new light on some of its alleged crimes.
| News |

Rohingya in Malaysia Pays Gratitude to International Community

Around a hundred Rohingyas gathered for paying thanks to the global community for fighting Rohingya’s justice at the international level in Kampung Pandan of Kuala…
| Rohingya in Malaysia, Genocide, ICC |

With the UN Security Council in Paralysis, Are there New Hopes for Rohingya Muslims?

The 15-member UN Security Council (UNSC) stands virtually paralyzed in the face of genocide charges against the government of Myanmar where over 730,000 to one million Rohingya Muslims have been forced to flee to neighboring Bangladesh since a 2016 crackdown by Myanmar’s military. A team of U.N. investigators has declared that the crackdown was carried […] The post With the UN Security Council in Paralysis, Are there New Hopes for Rohingya Muslims? appeared first on Inter Press
| Active Citizens, Asia-Pacific, Civil Society |

Kachin Welcomes Gambia’s Move Against Myanmar

Kachin Nation Organization (KNO) overwhelmingly welcomes Gambia’s filing of a lawsuit against Myanmar at the UN’s highest court, International Court of Justice (ICJ) supporting the…
| Rohingya in Arakan, Genocide, Lawsuit |

ICC Gives Greenlight for Probe into Violent Crimes Against Rohingya

Judges of the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Thursday authorized an investigation into alleged crimes against humanity, namely deportation, which have forced between 600,000 and one million Rohingya refugees out of Myanmar, into neighboring Bangladesh since 2016. The pre-trial judges “accepted that there exists a reasonable basis to believe widespread and/or systematic acts of violence may have been committed that could qualify as crimes against […] The post ICC Gives Greenlight for Probe into Violent Crimes Against Rohingya appeared first on Inter Press Service .
| Asia-Pacific, Headlines, Human Rights |

ICC Approves Inquiry into Myanmar’s Alleged Crimes against Rohingya

On 14 November 2019, Pre-Trial Chamber III of the International Criminal Court (“ICC” or the “Court”) authorised the Prosecutor to proceed with an investigation for…
| Rohingya in Arakan, Crimes against Rohingya, ICC |

War crimes court approves inquiry into violence against Rohingya

Myanmar is accused of mass persecution and ‘ongoing genocide’ of Muslim minority Judges at the international criminal court (ICC) have authorised a full-scale investigation into allegations of mass persecution and crimes against humanity that forced at least 600,000 Rohingya Muslims to flee Myanmar into neighbouring Bangladesh. The ruling, which sets a significant precedent in expanding the jurisdiction of the war crimes court, is the second move against Myanmar this week at international tribunals in The Hague.
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Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi faces first legal action over Rohingya crisis

Case launches in Argentina under ‘universal jurisdiction’ demanding justice over ‘existential threat’ to minority Aung San Suu Kyi is among several top Myanmar officials named in a case filed in Argentina for crimes against Rohingya Muslims, the first time the Nobel Laureate has been legally targeted over the crisis. Rohingya and Latin American human rights groups submitted the lawsuit in Argentina on Wednesday under the principle of “universal jurisdiction,” a legal concept enshrined in many countries’ laws.
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A.S Suu Kyi, Min Aung Hlaing Named in Argentine Lawsuit over Crimes against Rohingya

Former democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi and military chief Min Aung Hlaing are among several top Myanmar officials named on Wednesday (Nov 13) in…
| Burma Affairs, Argentine, Aung San Suu Kyi |

At UN court, Gambia accuses Myanmar of genocide against Rohingya

The Gambia instituted proceedings against Myanmar on Monday before the International Court of Justice (ICJ), the principal UN judicial organ, alleging violations of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide. Specifically, The Gambia argues that “from around October 2016 the Myanmar military and other Myanmar security forces began widespread and systematic ‘clearance operations’ against the Rohingya group,” noted an ICJ press release. It said that the genocidal acts were aimed to destroy the Rohingya as
| News |

Canada supports Rohingya genocide case against Myanmar

Canada has said it will support a genocide prosecution of the Myanmar government for systemic violence that forced more than 700,000 Rohingya Muslims to flee their country. Canada’s Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland said in a statement the move will advance accountability for the crime of genocide, which includes mass murder, systemic discrimination, hate speech and sexual and gender-based violence. The foreign minister noted that Canada, Bangladesh, Nigeria, Turkey, and France “have asserted that Myanmar committed genocide against the Rohingya.”
| News |

Canada supports Rohingya genocide case against Myanmar

Canada has said it will support a genocide prosecution of the Myanmar government for systemic violence that forced more than 700,000 Rohingya Muslims to flee their country.
| News |

At UN court, Gambia accuses Myanmar of genocide against Rohingya

The Gambia instituted proceedings against Myanmar on Monday before the International Court of Justice (ICJ), the principal UN judicial organ, alleging violations of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide.
| News |

Rohingya Globally Thank Gambia For Seeking Justice for Them

Rohingya in homeland and diaspora individually and collectively thank Gambia, its people and government for seeking justice for Rohingya, a victim of genocide by Myanmar.…
| Rohingya in Arakan, Gambia, Genocide |

Gambia Files Rohingya Genocide Case against Myanmar at World Court

THE HAGUE: Gambia said on Monday it had filed a case at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) accusing Myanmar of committing genocide against its…
| Rohingya in Arakan, Gambia, Genocide |

Gambia files Rohingya genocide case against Myanmar at UN court

Application seeks punishment for culprits, compensation for victims and end to attacks Myanmar is to face accusations of genocide at the UN’s highest court over its treatment of Rohingya Muslims. A 46-page application has been submitted to the international court of justice by the Gambia, alleging Myanmar has carried out mass murder, rape and destruction of communities in Rakhine state. The Rohingya are Muslims who live in majority-Buddhist Myanmar. They are often described as "the world's
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A Rohingya Killed, Three Wounded, Houses Burnt in Rakhine Fight

Buthidaung – Three Rohingya civilians including a toddler and a woman are critically wounded in Kyar Nyo Pyin village of south-east Buthidaung and in Thayak…
| Rohingya in Arakan, Genocide, military |

Buddhist Extremist Slaughters a Rohingya Elderly in Kyauktaw

Kyauktaw – A Buddhist Rakhine extremist killed a Rohingya elderly man in Pike Sei village (ပိုက်ဆိပ်ကျေးရွာ – locally known as Zailla Fara) of Kyawktaw township…
| Rohingya in Arakan, Murder, Rakhine |

Buddhist Extremist Slaughters a Rohingya Elderly in Kyauktaw

Kyauktaw – A Buddhist Rakhine extremist killed a Rohingya elderly man in Pike Sei village (ပိုက်ဆိပ်ကျေးရွာ – locally known as Zailla Fara) of Kyawktaw township…
| Rohingya in Arakan, Murder, Rakhine |

Male Rohingya rape victims 'too ashamed' to come forward

Rights groups and NGOs say male rape victims are too ashamed to talk about their ordeal and they have been largely overlooked by humanitarian agencies.
| News |

NVC: A Masterminded Plan of Alienation

Yan Naing 1. NVC, National Verification Card has just introduced in 2014 by the Myanmar government and has been forcing Rohingya to accept it since…
| Rohingya in Arakan, Genocide, Myanmar Military |

NVC: A Masterminded Plan of Alienation

Yan Naing 1. NVC, National Verification Card has just introduced in 2014 by the Myanmar government and has been forcing Rohingya to accept it since…
| Rohingya in Arakan, Genocide, Myanmar Military |

Facebook and the great crypto con

How the world's largest social media company got into the questionable cryptocurrency market – and where it started to go wrong. “Today,” began a Facebook announcement in June of this year, “we’re sharing plans for Calibra”. Calibra is a financial services company, owned wholly by Facebook, which will “let people access and participate in the Libra network ”. At the
| News |

Picturing the Future

A few years ago, cops raided the home of a teenager in Brooklyn and arrested him for posting a sequence of emoji on Facebook. Two officers on patrol had recently been killed in the borough, and tensions were running high. The offending post contained an emoji of a police officer followed by three emoji handguns, enough to procure an arrest warrant, apparently, on charges of making a “terroristic threat.” (The teen’s bail was set at $150,000, though
| Magazine, November 2019, Culture |

FFM’s Head says Risk of Genocide Recurring in Arakan

The head of a U.N. fact-finding mission on Myanmar warned Tuesday that “there is a serious risk of genocide recurring” against the estimated 600,000 members…
| Rohingya in Arakan, Genocide, Marzuki Darusman |

Even in NVC, Myanmar Not Walking the Talk

Despite the NVC became the subject-matter of the dispute between Myanmar and its Rohingya at the final point, even in this NVC and related issues…
| Rohingya in Arakan, Genocide, NVC |

The Guardian view on Abiy Ahmed’s Nobel peace prize: so far, so good | Editorial

The decision to honour the Ethiopian prime minister recognises the astonishing changes he has pushed through. But the country’s progress remains precarious The list of Nobel peace prize winners encompasses the good and great, but also a few more curious nominees. Some were controversial from the first. Barack Obama was honoured before he had a chance to do anything significant with his office. Henry Kissinger was given the prize when he had already done far too much; the
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The Guardian view on Abiy Ahmed’s Nobel peace prize: so far, so good | Editorial

The decision to honour the Ethiopian prime minister recognises the astonishing changes he has pushed through. But the country’s progress remains precarious The list of Nobel peace prize winners encompasses the good and great, but also a few more curious nominees. Some were controversial from the first. Barack Obama was honoured before he had a chance to do anything significant with his office. Henry Kissinger was given the prize when he had already done far too much; the
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International Conclave on Justice, Accountability for Rohingya in the Netherlands

Experts from Bangladesh and abroad will meet at an international conclave on Rohingya crisis to be held in The Hague, Netherlands on October 18 to…
| Rohingya in Bangladesh, Accountability, Bangladesh |

Iraqi anger, Angolan water woes, and one-sided peace talks in Cameroon: The Cheat Sheet

Our editors’ weekly take on humanitarian news, trends, and developments from around the globe. On our radar Deadly protests rock Iraq At least 44 people have been killed in three days of demonstrations across Iraq , with security forces in Baghdad reportedly firing at protesters who defied a curfew in Baghdad. Demonstrators have been taking to the streets over a lack of public services, unemployment, and alleged corruption. On Friday, Prime Minister Adel Abdel
| News |

Iraqi anger, Angolan water woes, and one-sided peace talks in Cameroon: The Cheat Sheet

Our editors’ weekly take on humanitarian news, trends, and developments from around the globe. On our radar Deadly protests rock Iraq At least 44 people have been killed in three days of demonstrations across Iraq , with security forces in Baghdad reportedly firing at protesters who defied a curfew in Baghdad. Demonstrators have been taking to the streets over a lack of public services, unemployment, and alleged corruption. On Friday, Prime Minister Adel Abdel
| News |

Little Khatun Escaped Rape in Myanmar, Couldn’t in Bangladesh

Little Khatun perhaps escaped rape in Myanmar, but she could not in Bangladesh. Teknaf – A Rohingya refugee minor girl fell prey to sexual assault…
| Rohingya in Bangladesh, Bangladeshi Army, Minor Rohingya |

‘GENOCIDE’: Malaysian Prime Minister Urges International Community to Act on Rohingya issue

NEW YORK: Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad on Tuesday (Sep 24) called on the international community to urgently resolve the Rohingya crisis. “Let’s start by calling a spade, a…
| Rohingya in Arakan, Rohingya in Bangladesh, Genocide |

Rohingya’s Demands Trodden On During Tripartite Talks Over Repatriation

Demands of over a million Rohingya genocide survivors are totally ignored by China, Myanmar and Bangladesh jointly during a tripartite meeting over repatriation on the…
| Rohingya in Bangladesh, Bangladesh, China |

600,000 Rohingya still in Myanmar at ‘serious risk of genocide’: UN

YANGON — Rohingya Muslims remaining in Myanmar still face a “serious risk of genocide”, UN investigators said Monday, warning the repatriation of a million already…
| Rohingya in Arakan, Burma genocide, Genocide |