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 |

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

ROHINGYA Muslims remaining in Burma still face a "serious risk of genocide", UN investigators said Monday, warning the repatriation of a million already driven from the country by the army remains "impossible". The post 600,000 Rohingya still in Burma at ‘serious risk of genocide’: UN appeared first on Asian Correspondent .
| Bangladesh, Burma, News |

NVC Holders Harassed, Applicants Rejected, Deniers Tortured

Maungdaw, ARAKAN: Though Myanmar government summarizes, of course deceitfully, solution of the Arakanese Rohingya problem in Rohingya’s acceptance of NVC, behind the practices of NVC…
| Rohingya in Arakan, Genocide, NVC |

Rohingya: A Plight from Father Sheikh to Daughter Sheikh

After the massive gathering of 2nd Genocide Anniversary commemoration, failure of second repatriation attempt and intentional false accusation against refugees of murdering Jubo leader, many…
| Rohingya in Bangladesh, Bangladesh, Rakhine |

Headlines for August 26, 2019

World Leaders Pledge Amazon Help as Trump Sends Mixed Signals About China at G7 Summit, Iran's Foreign Minister Zarif Makes Surprise Appearance at G7 to Hold Talks with European Officials, Protesters Call Out G7 Leaders over Corporate Ties, Climate Inaction and Inequality, Wildfires Continue to Consume Amazon as Public Outrage Grows, Police Deploy Water Cannons, Fire a Live Warning Shot at Hong Kong Protesters, Attacks in Lebanon, Syria and Iraq Add to Mounting Tensions in Middle East, EU Countries Say
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200,000 Rohingya rally to mark ‘Genocide Day’ in Bangladesh camps

SOME 200,000 Rohingya rallied in a Bangladesh camp Sunday to mark two years since they fled a violent crackdown by Myanmar forces, just days after a second failed attempt to repatriate the refugees. During the brutal August 2017 offensive, around 740,000 of the Muslim minority escaped Myanmar’s Rakhine state — joining those who had fled... Read more » The post 200,000 Rohingya rally to mark ‘Genocide Day’ in Bangladesh camps appeared first on Asian Correspondent
| Bangladesh, Burma, bangladesh |

25 August Observed Genocide Day by Rohingya Diaspora

Kuala Lumpur: Rohingya diaspora globally commemorated 2nd anniversary of Genocide Remembrance Day on 25 August 2019 as it marks the day of starting the last…
| Rohingya in Bangladesh, 25 August, Genocide Day |

It’s Time to Indict Aung San Suu Kyi for Genocide Against the Rohingya in Myanmar

Aung San Suu Kyi, a 1991 Nobel Peace Prize laureate, is an essential part of the decimation of the Rohingya Muslims in Burma. She should face trial. The post It’s Time to Indict Aung San Suu Kyi for Genocide Against the Rohingya in Myanmar appeared first on The Intercept .
| Mehdi Hasan, World |

Rohingyas Attacked in the wake of Local Leadership Rival’s Murder

Teknaf, Bangladesh: Rohingya refugees in Camp No. 27, Block B, Jadimura, Teknaf are violently attacked by a local mob on Friday morning, following the murder…
| Rohingya in Bangladesh, Genocide, Refugee Camp |

Little Hope of Justice for Rohingya, Two Years after Exodus

Two years after the start of an exodus of Rohingya civilians from genocide-like attacks in Myanmar, members of the mainly Muslim minority have little hope of securing justice, rights or returning to their homes, according to the United Nations and aid groups. Reports this week from the U.N. and Oxfam, a charity, show that, on […] The post Little Hope of Justice for Rohingya, Two Years after Exodus appeared first on Inter Press Service .
| Aid, Asia-Pacific, Development & Aid |

Headlines for August 23, 2019

U.N. Calls for Protection of the Amazon as Rainforest Burns at Record Pace, Indigenous Communities Say Brazil's President Is Encouraging Destruction of Forests, Bernie Sanders Unveils Ambitious Green New Deal to Avert Climate Catastrophe, Democratic Leaders Reject Resolution Calling for Candidate Climate Debate, French Authorities to Crack Down on Protest as 13,000 Police Mobilize for G7 Summit, Syrian Forces Encircle Last Major Rebel-Held Stronghold in Hama Province, U.N.: Burmese Troops Had "Genocidal Intent" in Targeting Rohingya for Sexual Violence, Indonesia
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Zimbabwe heats up, Yemen donors fail to pay up, and how women’s savings groups add up: The Cheat Sheet

Our editors’ weekly take on humanitarian news, trends, and developments from around the globe. On our radar Zimbabwe’s government digs in Zimbabwe’s season of discontent is reaching a critical point. Police banned and broke up an opposition demonstration in Harare last Friday, and then this week prohibited protest gatherings in Bulawayo and Gweru . The main opposition party, the MDC, described the bans as “a crude form of political asphyxiation.” When the
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At UNSC, Kuwait urges coordinating efforts to comply with international humanitarian law

The State of Kuwait has urged all parties to abide by and respect their obligations under International Humanitarian Law (IHL). This came in a speech by Kuwait’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Ambassador Mansour Al-Otaibi at a UN Security Council meeting held on Tuesday evening on the promotion and encouragement of respect for IHL. The year 2019 marks the 70th anniversary of the 1949 Geneva Conventions, which resulted in the most devastating war in humanity, the Second World War
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UN slams Israel arms sales to Myanmar in Rohingya genocide report

Israel’s sale of weapons to Myanmar has been criticised by the UN in a report calling on the international community to impose targeted sanctions and an arms embargo on the south-east Asian nation. The UN report found that Myanmar companies bankrolled “brutal operations” in villages in Rakhine state stormed by soldiers during which thousands were slaughtered, many were burned alive in their homes, and women and children were raped. In its report submitted to the 39th session of the Human
| Asia & Americas, International Organisations, Israel |

UN Report Slams Israel for Selling Arms to Myanmar Army despite Muslim Rohingya ‘Genocide’

A United Nations fact-finding mission called on Monday for an embargo on arms sales to Myanmar and for targeted sanctions on businesses with connections to the military after finding they are funding human rights abuses. UN investigators [...] The post UN Report Slams Israel for Selling Arms to Myanmar Army despite Muslim Rohingya ‘Genocide’ appeared first on Palestine Chronicle .
| Blog, News, Human Rights |

Don’t Do Business with Genocide – BROUK Calls for Sanctions on Burmese Military Companies

Media Release from Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK today welcomed the report from the United Nations Independent International Fact Finding Mission on…
| Rohingya Elsewhere, Arakan, BROUK |

Burmese Military & AA Fight continues, Injures Four Rohingya & Displaces 2K

By Rohingya Vision TV Buthidaung, Arakan: Four Rohingya and a (Mogh) Rakhine got critically injured in differnt villages of Buthidaung Township in prolonged war between… The post Burmese Military & AA Fight continues, Injures Four Rohingya & Displaces 2K appeared first on Rohingya News, Analysis, Opinion, Evidence and Videos from Rvision .
| Rohingya in Arakan, Arkana, Burma |

Burmese Military’s Regional War Critically Injures Two Teenage Rohingya

By Rohingya Vision TV Buthidanug, Arakan: Burmese military’s regional war between the rebel group injured two teenage Rohingya boys in a village at Buthidaung township… The post Burmese Military’s Regional War Critically Injures Two Teenage Rohingya appeared first on Rohingya News, Analysis, Opinion, Evidence and Videos from Rvision .
| Rohingya in Arakan, Arakan, Arakan Army |

Maungdaw: Harassment, Molestation and Discrimination in Hospitals & Military Checkposts

By Rohingya Vision TV Maungdaw, Arakan: Burmese military and discriminatory hospital staffs started severe forms of harassment, molestation (including attempts to rape) and discrimination on… The post Maungdaw: Harassment, Molestation and Discrimination in Hospitals & Military Checkposts appeared first on Rohingya News, Analysis, Opinion, Evidence and Videos from Rvision .
| Rohingya in Arakan, Arakan, Burma |

Mental health - the lasting scars of crisis

Mental scars from conflict and crises may linger for years, holding back the recovery of individuals and whole communities. */ The World Health Organisation estimates that about one in five of those who lived in conflict-affected areas developed depression, anxiety, bipolar, schizophrenia, or post-traumatic stress disorder. A study in The Lancet last month arrived at the new figures from a review of 129 published papers. Mental health conditions like
| News |

Dutch House of Reps adopts Resolution for Rohingya

HAGUE, the Netherlands: The Dutch House of Representatives, the lower house of parliament, on Thursday adopted a motion asking the government to investigate Burma’s genocide… The post Dutch House of Reps adopts Resolution for Rohingya appeared first on Rohingya News, Analysis, Opinion, Evidence and Videos from Rvision .
| Rohingya Elsewhere, Arakan, Burma |

UN official likens Rohingya living conditions to Nazi concentration camps

Thousands of Rohingya remaining in Myanmar are denied basic freedoms and forced to live in ‘urban ghettos’, says investigator Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya muslims in Myanmar are living in concentration camps and urban ghettos like those in Nazi-occupied Europe, a UN investigator has said. Christopher Sidoti, a member of the UN fact-finding mission into crimes against the Rohingya that last year accused Myanmar’s military of genocide, warned the crisis is far from over for the persecuted minority.
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To dodge trade war, Chinese exporters shift production to low-cost nations

Author:  Reuters ID:  Thu, 2019-06-27 04:30 GUANGZHOU, China/YANGON, Myanmar: Pressured by a labor crunch and rising wages in China, Shu Ke’an, whose company supplies bulletproof vests, rifle bags and other tactical gear to the United States, first considered shifting some production to Southeast Asia a few years ago, but nothing came of it. When trade
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Malaysia calls for justice over Rohingya crisis

Minister of Foreign Affairs Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah called for justice to be brought to the perpetrators of the Rohingya crisis in Burma as Southeast Asian… The post Malaysia calls for justice over Rohingya crisis appeared first on Rohingya News, Analysis, Opinion, Evidence and Videos from Rvision .
| Rohingya in Malaysia, Arakan, Burma |

Rohingya Observes World Refugee Day: Justice & Safe Repatriation Demanded

By Rohingya Vision TV Cox’s Bazaar, Bangladesh: Rohingya refugees demanded justice and safe repatriation, with the hope of returning soon to their homeland on this… The post Rohingya Observes World Refugee Day: Justice & Safe Repatriation Demanded appeared first on Rohingya News, Analysis, Opinion, Evidence and Videos from Rvision .
| Rohingya in Bangladesh, Arakan, Burma |

Rohingya Observes World Refugee Day: Justice & Safe Repatriation Demanded

By Rohingya Vision TV Cox’s Bazaar, Bangladesh: Rohingya refugees demanded justice and safe repatriation, with the hope of returning soon to their homeland on this… The post Rohingya Observes World Refugee Day: Justice & Safe Repatriation Demanded appeared first on Rohingya News, Analysis, Opinion, Evidence and Videos from Rvision .
| Rohingya in Bangladesh, Arakan, Burma |

Global forced displacement tops 70 million: UNHCR

The number of people fleeing war, persecution and conflict exceeded 70 million globally last year, the highest number in the UN refugee agency’s almost 70 years of operations. UNHCR’s Global Trends report found that 70.8 million children, women and men were forcibly displaced at the close of 2018. This is twice as many people as 20 years ago, 2.3 million more than the previous year, and is greater than the population of Thailand. According to the report released on Wednesday,
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UN report condemns its conduct in Myanmar as systemic failure

Exclusive: ‘Serious errors’ found in agencies’ approach to Rohingya crisis in Rakhine A damning report by the UN on its own conduct in Myanmar has condemned the organisation’s “obviously dysfunctional performance” over the past decade and concluded there was a systemic failure. The report, seen by the Guardian before publication, was commissioned by the secretary general , António Guterres, after accusations that the UN system ignored warning signs of escalating violence before an
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Despite int’l sanctions, Myanmar officials attend Tel Aviv weapons expo

Israel continues to supply arms and training to the regime in Myanmar, despite its genocide against the Rohingya people. Representatives of Myanmar’s military attended Israel’s largest, government-supported security and weapons conference in Tel Aviv on Tuesday. The officials arrived at the Tel Aviv Expo Center for the International Defense, HLS & Cyber Expo, known as ISDEF, […] The post Despite int’l sanctions, Myanmar officials attend Tel Aviv weapons expo appeared first on +972 Magazine .
| Local Call, News, Genocide |

Dozens Injured & 2 killed at AA and Burmese Military’s Continuous war

Mambra, Arakan: Dozens of Rohingya injured and two killed in a village at Mambra Township yesterday (2nd June 2019), reports a local. The ongoing fight… The post Dozens Injured & 2 killed at AA and Burmese Military’s Continuous war appeared first on Rohingya News, Analysis, Opinion, Evidence and Videos from Rvision .
| Rohingya in Arakan, Arakan, Burma |

Dozens Injured & 2 killed at AA and Burmese Military’s Continuous war

Mambra, Arakan: Dozens of Rohingya injured and two killed in a village at Mambra Township yesterday (2nd June 2019), reports a local. The ongoing fight… The post Dozens Injured & 2 killed at AA and Burmese Military’s Continuous war appeared first on Rohingya News, Analysis, Opinion, Evidence and Videos from Rvision .
| Rohingya in Arakan, Arakan, Burma |

Myanmar: The Real Reason Behind 2012-13 Anti-Muslim Violence

By Aman Ullah In June 2012, in the aftermath of the alleged rape and murder of a Rakhine woman by few members of the Rohingya… The post Myanmar: The Real Reason Behind 2012-13 Anti-Muslim Violence appeared first on Rohingya News, Analysis, Opinion, Evidence and Videos from Rvision .
| Analysis, anti-muslim violence, Rohingya |

Breaking News: Battle of Burmese Army & Arakan Army once again Traps Rohingya in Kyauktaw

By Rohingya Vision TV Kyauktaw, Arakan: The continuous war between Arakan Army (AA) and Burmese Military has trapped Rohingya civilians in a village of Kyauktaw… The post Breaking News: Battle of Burmese Army & Arakan Army once again Traps Rohingya in Kyauktaw appeared first on Rohingya News, Analysis, Opinion, Evidence and Videos from Rvision .
| Rohingya in Arakan, Arakan, Arakan Army |

Breaking News: Battle of Burmese Army & Arakan Army once again Traps Rohingya in Kyauktaw

By Rohingya Vision TV Kyauktaw, Arakan: The continuous war between Arakan Army (AA) and Burmese Military has trapped Rohingya civilians in a village of Kyauktaw… The post Breaking News: Battle of Burmese Army & Arakan Army once again Traps Rohingya in Kyauktaw appeared first on Rohingya News, Analysis, Opinion, Evidence and Videos from Rvision .
| Rohingya in Arakan, Arakan, Arakan Army |

General Ne Win and 1982 Citizenship Law

By Aman Ullah In 1962, General Ne Win led a coup d’état and established a nominally socialist military government that sought to follow the “Burmese… The post General Ne Win and 1982 Citizenship Law appeared first on Rohingya News, Analysis, Opinion, Evidence and Videos from Rvision .
| Arakanese Pens, 1982 Law, Genocide |

General Ne Win and 1982 Citizenship Law

By Aman Ullah In 1962, General Ne Win led a coup d’état and established a nominally socialist military government that sought to follow the “Burmese… The post General Ne Win and 1982 Citizenship Law appeared first on Rohingya News, Analysis, Opinion, Evidence and Videos from Rvision .
| Arakanese Pens, 1982 Law, Genocide |

Myanmar army chief's Twitter account suspended over anti-Rohingya hate speech

Min Aung Hlaing claims his army did not use excessive force when 700,000 Rohingya fled Myanmar in 2017 A Myanmar army general accused of masterminding genocide against the country’s Muslim Rohingya people has had his Twitter account suspended, following complaints about him using the social media platform for hate speech. Min Aung Hlaing, the south-east Asian country’s top ranking general, had his @sgminaunghlaing account taken offline this week. Related: UN tells of
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UN urges worldwide withdrawal of support for Myanmar military

World must ‘cut off money supply’ to commanders accused of war crimes and genocide against Rohingya, say investigators The international community must cut off all support to Myanmar’s military as part of efforts to hold army commanders to account for crimes against humanity and genocide, UN investigators have said following a fact-finding mission in the country. In a statement, the UN said there had been no progress in protecting the Rohingya minority, more than a million of whom have
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Adani deal with Myanmar military-linked company raises human rights alarm

Australian expert worries Queensland coal may help fund armed forces accused of genocide The Adani Group has signed a US$290m commercial deal with a holding company controlled by the Myanmar armed forces, who have been accused by UN investigators of committing genocide and crimes against humanity. The Indian conglomerate behind the controversial Carmichael coal project in north Queensland was granted permission in April to develop a container port in Yangon, on land owned by the Myanmar Economic
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Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo are free, but their pardon leaves Myanmar's journalists fearful

A presidential pardon is a frustrating conclusion to this case. Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo are free. Last year, the two Reuters journalists were imprisoned in Myanmar for reporting on human rights abuses against the Rohingya. This week, they were released under a presidential pardon. The two men, their families, colleagues and free speech activists will rightly celebrate
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Reuters reporters freed in Myanmar, in victory for investigative journalism

News Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is deeply relieved to learn that, in a victory for press freedom and investigative reporting in Myanmar and throughout the world, Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were released from a prison in the Yangon suburb of Insein this morning. The two reporters had spent a total of 511 days far from their families because they dared to investigate a subject that is banned in Myanmar,
| News |

Two Reuters reporters freed in Myanmar after more than 500 days in jail

Two Reuters journalists jailed in Myanmar after they were convicted of breaking the Official Secrets Act walked free from a prison on the outskirts of… The post Two Reuters reporters freed in Myanmar after more than 500 days in jail appeared first on Rohingya News, Analysis, Opinion, Evidence and Videos from Rvision .
| Burma Affairs, Genocide, Kyaw Soe OO |

The Sri Lankan government’s social media ban may obscure the truth

By shutting down social media, the government risks preventing Sri Lankans from finding out the truth about what is happening in their fragile democracy.  Sri Lanka has temporarily banned social media and messaging apps in the wake of the coordinated Easter Sunday attacks on churches and hotels across the country, which is reported to have killed at
| News |

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 |