Myanmar court rejects final appeal by jailed Reuters journalists

Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were accused of breaking Official Secrets Act for reporting on Rohingya crisis The highest court of Myanmar has denied the final appeal of the two Reuters journalists who were imprisoned for their reporting on the ethnic cleansing of Rohingya Muslims, upholding the seven-year prison sentence and dashing the last hope that justice would be served. The swift ruling, by Myanmar’s highest court, was a devastating blow to Wa Lone
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Headlines for April 16, 2019

Flames Engulf Historic Notre-Dame Cathedral as France Vows to Rebuild, Jerusalem: Firefighters Put Out Blaze at Al-Aqsa Mosque, Dems Subpoena Deutsche Bank as They Probe Trump Finances, DOJ: Redacted Mueller Report Will Be Released April 18, Measles on the Rise Around the World, Up 300% from 2018, Man Charged with Hate Crimes over Fires at 3 Black Louisiana Churches, Bernie Sanders Releases Tax Returns in Run-up to 2020, Ex-MA Governor William Weld Enters Race for 2020 GOP Nomination, Trump's Transgender
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Twitter: Tool against Genocide?

by Austin Bodetti The Rohingya, Myanmar’s largest Muslim minority group, have suffered persecution at the hands of the country’s Buddhist-dominated military, the Tatmadaw, for decades. The United Nations has accused the Tatmadaw of waging “genocide” against the Rohingya, whom many… Continue Reading  
| Human Rights, Islam, Austin Bodetti |

A Prize Distribution Ceremony Held in Bangladesh Refugee Camp

By Rohingya Vision TV Correspondents | 24th March 2019 Zadimura, Cox’s Bazaar: A prize distribution ceremony was held in a makeshift camp at Cox’s Bazaar… The post A Prize Distribution Ceremony Held in Bangladesh Refugee Camp appeared first on Rohingya News, Analysis, Opinion, Evidence and Videos from Rvision .
| Rohingya in Bangladesh, Genocide |

Syrian Refugees Use Precedent Set in Rohingya Case to Try to Bring Government Officials Before the International Criminal Court

“The fact that individuals who are once thought to never have been able to be held accountable are being held accountable or evidence is being collected, I think that is important in and of itself." The post Syrian Refugees Use Precedent Set in Rohingya Case to Try to Bring Government Officials Before the International Criminal Court appeared first on The Intercept .
| Justice, World |

I Am Rohingya: A Genocide in Four Acts review – youthful counterblast to oppression

A group of refugees from Burma, living in Canada, make a stage show of their traumatic experiences in Yusuf Zine’s deliberately upbeat documentary. The levels… The post I Am Rohingya: A Genocide in Four Acts review – youthful counterblast to oppression appeared first on Rohingya News, Analysis, Opinion, Evidence and Videos from Rvision .
| Rohingya in Diaspora, Arakan, Rohingya |

I Am Rohingya: A Genocide in Four Acts review – youthful counterblast to oppression

A group of refugees from Myanmar, living in Canada, make a stage show of their traumatic experiences in Yusuf Zine’s deliberately upbeat documentary The levels of displacement in today’s world are such that it is possible to make a film about the plight of Myanmar’s indigenous Rohingya people without travelling beyond a few snowy blocks in Toronto. Yusuf Zine’s documentary provides a platform for those younger migrants whose parents fled persecution by the Myanmar government to tell their
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Bangladesh: ICC Officials will Visit Rohingya Camps

International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutors will visit refugee camps in Bangladesh later this week as part of an examination into a mass exodus of Rohingya… The post Bangladesh: ICC Officials will Visit Rohingya Camps appeared first on Rohingya News, Analysis, Opinion, Evidence and Videos from Rvision .
| Rohingya in Bangladesh, Genocide, ICC |

Rohingya lawyer gets US award

Rohingya Lawyer Razia Sultana has been awarded the United States’ International Women of Courage (IWOC) Award for her work with Rohingya refugees. She is among… The post Rohingya lawyer gets US award appeared first on Rohingya News, Analysis, Opinion, Evidence and Videos from Rvision .
| Rohingya in Bangladesh, Arakan, Genocide |

Rohingya Houses Under Fire Once Again in Buthidaung

By Rohingya Vision TV Correspondents | 5th March 2019 Buthidaung: Twenty Four Rohingya houses were torched down in a village of Buthidaung township at daylight… The post Rohingya Houses Under Fire Once Again in Buthidaung appeared first on Rohingya News, Analysis, Opinion, Evidence and Videos from Rvision .
| Rohingya in Arakan, Genocide |

Nigerian challenges, cash aid headaches, and making mental health matter: The Cheat Sheet

IRIN editors give their weekly take on humanitarian news, trends, and developments from around the globe. On our radar   New term, old problems for Nigeria’s Buhari   Nigeria's Muhammadu Buhari, who won a second presidential term this week, faces a variety of security challenges: a decade-long and resurgent Boko Haram insurgency in the northeast; endemic insecurity in the oil-producing Niger Delta south, and – less reported but often the most
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Nigerian challenges, cash aid headaches, and making mental health matter: The Cheat Sheet

IRIN editors give their weekly take on humanitarian news, trends, and developments from around the globe. On our radar   New term, old problems for Nigeria’s Buhari   Nigeria's Muhammadu Buhari, who won a second presidential term this week, faces a variety of security challenges: a decade-long and resurgent Boko Haram insurgency in the northeast; endemic insecurity in the oil-producing Niger Delta south, and – less reported but often the
| News |

UN calls for aid for Rohingya refugees as cyclone season looms

EIGHTEEN months have passed since 750,000 Rohingya fled persecution in Burma to live a precarious existence in huge refugee camps over the border in Bangladesh.… The post UN calls for aid for Rohingya refugees as cyclone season looms appeared first on Rohingya News, Analysis, Opinion, Evidence and Videos from Rvision .
| Rohingya in Bangladesh, Arakan, Genocide |

Rohingya crisis: UN investigates its 'dysfunctional' conduct in Myanmar

Exclusive: Inquiry follows claims it ignored warning signs before alleged Rohingya genocide The UN has launched an inquiry into its conduct in Myanmar over the past decade, where it has been accused of ignoring warning signs of escalating violence prior to an alleged genocide of the Rohingya minority. UN sources have confirmed to the Guardian that the initially hesitant UN secretary general, António Guterres, decided to proceed with the investigation after a “build-up in pressure” within the
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The Guardian view on media freedom: it must be defended | Editorial

Killed, jailed and bullied, journalists are under growing pressure worldwide. Brave individuals such as Maria Ressa in the Philippines need our support The arrest in the Philippines of the courageous journalist Maria Ressa , founder and head of the news organisation Rappler, is a disgrace. It is also one she foresaw. Rodrigo Duterte and his supporters have shown little tolerance for anyone attempting to hold him to account, as Rappler has done, in particular over the “war on drugs”
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Assam: Six Rohingya, including 4 minor girls, detained

Six Rohingya, including four minor girls, were detained for not having valid travel documents by police in Assam’s Cachar district on Monday. The group was… The post Assam: Six Rohingya, including 4 minor girls, detained appeared first on Rohingya News, Analysis, Opinion, Evidence and Videos from Rvision .
| Rohingya in India, India |

Myanmar army shelling villages in Rakhine state, rights group told

Crackdown part of intensifying military action in country’s northern state over past month Myanmar soldiers are shelling villages, detaining civilians and blocking aid as part of a new crackdown in Rakhine state by some of the army units implicated in atrocities against the Rohingya, a rights group says. Villagers and local activists in the northern Myanmar state have told Amnesty International that artillery or mortar shells are being fired in the vicinity of townships and people are returning to
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'Overreacting to failure': Facebook's new Myanmar strategy baffles local activists

As Facebook tries to address its role in spreading hate speech, human rights experts criticize fresh ban of ethnic armed groups Facebook banned four ethnic armed Myanmar-based groups from its site this week, in its latest effort to reckon with its role in the violence in that nation. But the tech giant’s decision is drawing criticism from local civil society and human rights groups who warn that the move appears ill-considered and inconsistent with international law. On Tuesday,
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'Treated like cattle': Angelina Jolie takes aim at Myanmar over Rohingya plight

Hollywood star meets refugees in Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar district where 740,000 Rohingya have fled since August 2017 Angelina Jolie has shared the stories of rape survivors during a visit to Rohingya refugee camps and said the responsibility to let them return “lies squarely with the government and the authorities in Myanmar”. The envoy for the UN refugee agency said Myanmar must “show genuine commitment” to end violence that has driven hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims into
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Seven Rohingya children detained in Assam, India

Security forces on Sunday detained seven children of Rohingya at a railway station in northern Tripura adjoining Assam, a Railway Protection Force (RPF) official said… The post Seven Rohingya children detained in Assam, India appeared first on Rohingya News, Analysis, Opinion, Evidence and Videos from Rvision .
| Rohingya in India, Arakan, Genocide |

Breaking News: Rakhines Tortured a Rohingya to Half-Dead in Phauktaw

By Rohingya Vision TV Correspondents | 31st January 2019 Phauktaw: An innocent Rohingya was mercilessly beaten to an almost half-dead situation by a group of… The post Breaking News: Rakhines Tortured a Rohingya to Half-Dead in Phauktaw appeared first on Rohingya News, Analysis, Opinion, Evidence and Videos from Rvision .
| Rohingya in Arakan, Arakan, Genocide |

What Would John Stuart Mill Do—to Fix Facebook?

Silicon Valley’s liberal branding can seem paradoxical given its political impact. The scandals that accompanied the 2016 election— Cambridge Analytica , Russian interference — revealed that Facebook had contributed to the election of one of the least liberal presidents in history. The company has also been criticized for a host of other sins similarly at odds with Silicon Valley’s liberal technocratic vibe: hijacking attention
| Foreign Affairs, Technology, Silicon Valley |

Mogh Driver Deliberately Hit a Rohingya Women in Kyauktaw

By Rohingya Vision TV Correspondents | 26th January 2019 Kyauktaw: A Rohingya woman was hit by a Mogh (Rakhine) driver in a village of Kyauktaw… The post Mogh Driver Deliberately Hit a Rohingya Women in Kyauktaw appeared first on Rohingya News, Analysis, Opinion, Evidence and Videos from Rvision .
| Rohingya in Arakan, Burma, Genocide |

Indian police arrest Rohingya group stuck at Bangladesh border

Agartala, India – Police in India’s northeastern state of Tripura have arrested 31 Rohingya who were fleeing a recent crackdown by India’s Hindu nationalist government.… The post Indian police arrest Rohingya group stuck at Bangladesh border appeared first on Rohingya News, Analysis, Opinion, Evidence and Videos from Rvision .
| Rohingya in India, Arakan, Genocide |

UN Special Rapporteur Yanghee Lee Visited Rohingya camps in Bangladesh

By Rohingya Vision TV Correspondents | 22nd January 2019 Cox’s Bazaar: UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Burma, Ms. Yanghee Lee, visited… The post UN Special Rapporteur Yanghee Lee Visited Rohingya camps in Bangladesh appeared first on .
| Rohingya in Bangladesh, Arakan, Genocide |

A Rohingya Child Hit & Killed by a NGO Vehicle

By Rohingya Vision TV Correspondents | 14th January 2019 Cox’s Bazaar: A Rohingya child was hit by a van and died with critical injuries immediately… The post A Rohingya Child Hit & Killed by a NGO Vehicle appeared first on .
| Rohingya in Bangladesh, Burma, Genocide |

Hundreds of Rohingya Women & Children Suffers in Saudi Detention

By Rohingya Vision TV Correspondents | 10th January 2019 Jeddah: Along with thousands of Rohingya men, hundreds of Rohingya women and children were also detained… The post Hundreds of Rohingya Women & Children Suffers in Saudi Detention appeared first on .
| Rohingya in Diaspora, Arakan, Burma |

Arrests and Raids Intensifies in Northern Arakan

By Rohingya Vision TV Correspondents & Rohingya Eye| 10th January 2019 Arakan: Three military vehicles were spotted at Maungdaw Township yesterday and once again a… The post Arrests and Raids Intensifies in Northern Arakan appeared first on .
| Rohingya in Arakan, Genocide, Maungdaw |

The Rohingya – The Forgotten Genocide of Our Time

The Rohingya are a minority community living in Rakhine State in Myanmar. The Muslim Rohingya are considered intruders into Buddhist Myanmar – illegal immigrants from bordering Bangladesh. They have been always discriminated against, looked down upon, ostracized, and denied any civil and judicial rights. In August of 2017, a small group of Rohingya militants launched […] The post The Rohingya – The Forgotten Genocide of Our Time appeared first on Inter Press Service .
| Global Governance, Headlines, Human Rights |

Maungdaw: Burmese Armed Forces Besieges, Raids & Arrests Rohingya

By Rohingya Vision TV Correspondents | 9th January 2019 Maungdaw: Burmese forces jointly raided and arrested an innocent Rohingya from a village and raided another… The post Maungdaw: Burmese Armed Forces Besieges, Raids & Arrests Rohingya appeared first on .
| Rohingya in Arakan, Arakan, Genocide |

India deports second group of Rohingya to Burma

India on Thursday deported a second small group of Rohingya to Burma after ordering the expulsion of members of the Burmese minority group and others… The post India deports second group of Rohingya to Burma appeared first on .
| Rohingya in India, Genocide, India |

The Rohingya Crisis: What to Watch for in 2019

Bangladesh and the UN must continue to work together to improve the conditions for nearly 1 million Rohingya refugees. The year 2018 was a dire and desperate year for the Rohingya minority from western Myanmar. Two-thirds of the population that had been living in western Rakhine State before the end of 2017 remain displaced in […] The post The Rohingya Crisis: What to Watch for in 2019 appeared first on Fair Observer .
| Asia Pacific, Central & South Asia, Global Change |

No food, no medicine and little hope: The many challenges Rohingyas face

Significant progress has been made in protecting hundreds of thousands Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh since they fled persecution in Burma, but lives “will once again… The post No food, no medicine and little hope: The many challenges Rohingyas face appeared first on .
| Rohingya in Bangladesh, Arakan, Genocide |

Seeking inner peace in a violent, unequal world is not a selfish act | Holly Rigby

That is, so long as you don’t ignore the outside world, like the Twitter CEO who blithely tweeted from a meditation retreat in Myanmar Late in 2018, Twitter’s CEO Jack Dorsey felt the wrath of his own social media platform when he posted a series of fulsome tweets about his experience of a 10-day Vipassana meditation retreat in Myanmar, a country that has recently been plagued by brutal ethnic violence . After Dorsey admiringly
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Burmese Authorities Extorts Money from Multiple Village Admins

By Rohingya Vision TV Correspondents | 30th December 2018 Buthidaung: Burmese authorities threatened to obtain huge sums of money from several village administrators in the… The post Burmese Authorities Extorts Money from Multiple Village Admins appeared first on .
| Rohingya in Arakan, Buthidaung, Genocide |

Fear of Deportation Forces a Rohingya family to Flee India

By Rohingya Vision TV Correspondents | 27th December 2018 Cox’s Bazaar: A Rohingya family from India made another perilous journey to reach the makeshift camps… The post Fear of Deportation Forces a Rohingya family to Flee India appeared first on .
| Rohingya in Bangladesh, Arakan, Genocide |

Security Council should refer Myanmar to ICC over abuses against Rohingya: HRW

Myanmar should disband its commission of inquiry into abuses in Rakhine state because it is clearly unwilling to seriously investigate alleged grave crimes against ethnic Rohingya, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Wednesday.
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Headlines for December 19, 2018

Senate Approves Bipartisan Criminal Justice Bill, Federal Judge Rebukes Michael Flynn But Delays Sentencing, Trump Foundation to Dissolve over "Willful Self-Dealing Transactions", Trump Backs Down from Government Shutdown Threat over Border Wall, Honduran Mother Tear-Gassed by U.S. Border Guards Applies for Asylum, Lawmakers Demand Answers In Death of 7-Year-Old Guatemalan Migrant, Yemeni Mother of Dying 2-Year-Old Gets Waiver from Trump Travel Ban, Advertisers Flee as Tucker Carlson Says Immigrants Make U.S. "Dirtier", NYT: Facebook Shared Users' Data with Other Silicon
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No Woman’s Land

Sexual and gender-based violence against women is a common occurrence in the Rohingya camps where they have sought refuge and justice a matter of informal arbitration. The post No Woman’s Land appeared first on Inter Press Service .
| Gender, Gender Violence |

House says Burmese Crimes against Rohingya are Genocide

The US House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a resolution Thursday declaring that the crimes committed by Burma’s security forces against Rohingya constitute genocide — a… The post House says Burmese Crimes against Rohingya are Genocide appeared first on .
| Rohingya in Diaspora, Genocide, Rohingya |

Military urged to vet foreign forces trained in Australia amid human rights concerns

Exclusive: Australia is potentially bestowing legitimacy on foreign security forces involved in abuses, Human Rights Watch says Australia is potentially bestowing legitimacy on foreign security forces involved in systemic human rights abuses when it provides training without prior vetting, Human Rights Watch has said. The organisation has written to the defence minister, Christopher Pyne, urging the government to introduce vetting procedures, citing its training support of the Myanmar military despite a well-documented history of war crimes and other abuses,
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Australian dollars could be flowing to those who raped, murdered and burned Rohingya villages | Thom Woodroofe

Marise Payne should use her Myanmar visit to signal a change in approach to the Burmese regime Australia’s foreign minister Marise Payne will visit Myanmar on Thursday, a country which the United Nations recently found conducted what almost certainly amounted to an act of genocide against the Rohingya people last year. According to some estimates, around 10,000-20,000 people were killed, and more than 750,000 fled for neighbouring Bangladesh where they now live in makeshift refugee camps in
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Twitter chief Jack Dorsey responds to criticism over 'amazing' Myanmar tour

Company founder addresses his failure to mention Rohingya genocide after visiting various meditation retreats Twitter’s chief executive and co-founder Jack Dorsey has responded to an avalanche of criticism for tweets promoting Myanmar as a tourist destination, stating that he did not intent to diminish the “the human rights atrocities and suffering” in the country. Jack Dorsey was accused of being “tone deaf” and an apologist for the Myanmar regime after documenting his travels last month where he
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Twitter CEO accused of ignoring plight of Rohingya in tweets promoting Myanmar

Jack Dorsey rhapsodised about 10-day meditation retreat and encouraged his 4 million followers to visit The CEO of Twitter has faced fierce criticism for promoting Myanmar as a tourist destination in a series of tweets despite hundreds of thousands of refugees fleeing human rights abuses that the UN says amounts to genocide. Jack Dorsey told his 4 million followers he had travelled to northern Myanmar last month for a 10-day silent meditation retreat, before encouraging them to visit.
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Water Scarcity Disappoints Rohingya in Makeshift Camps

By Rohingya Vision TV Correspondents | 6th December 2018 Cox’s Bazaar: Rohingya genocide survivors are suffering water shortages in Shalbagan D-5 makeshift camp of Cox’s… The post Water Scarcity Disappoints Rohingya in Makeshift Camps appeared first on .
| Rohingya in Bangladesh, Bangladesh, Water Scarcity |

Law group says urgent need for Tribunal for Crimes against Rohingya

A human rights law group contracted by the U.S. StateDepartment to investigate atrocities against Rohingya in Burma said on Mondaythere was an urgent need to… The post Law group says urgent need for Tribunal for Crimes against Rohingya appeared first on .
| Rohingya in Diaspora, Arakan, Burma |

US law firm says Rohingya faced ‘genocide’

After a months-long investigation into the Myanmar government’s persecution against the Rohingya, a US-based humanitarian rights law group has found that there is a reasonable basis to conclude that Rohingya are victims of genocide.
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Twitter’s ignorance of hate speech in India highlights a wider social media problem

Executives were blissfully unaware that their platform is used to spread caste-based abuse on the subcontinent.  Earlier today  BuzzFeed   reported  on an off-the-record meeting that took place in India last week, at which Twitter executives, including CEO Jack Dorsey, were apparently oblivious to hate speech being disseminated on the platform in the country. The issue discussed at the meeting in New
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