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UN report calls for genocide charges against Myanmar officials

UN report calls for genocide charges against Myanmar officials

Truth NGO – Myanmar’s senior military officials must be prosecuted for genocide and war crimes against the Rohingya and other ethnic minorities, a UN fact-finding mission has urged. The mission, which was established by the UN Human Rights Council in March 2017, found that Myanmar’s armed forces had taken actions that “undoubtedly amount to the gravest crimes under international law”. …

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US sanctions Myanmar military over Rohingya ‘ethnic cleansing’

US sanctions Myanmar military over Rohingya 'ethnic cleansing'

Truth NGO – The United States has imposed sanctions against four Myanmar military and police commanders and two army units responsible for the atrocities against minority Rohingya Muslims in the Buddhist-majority country. The sanctions were imposed on Friday on military commanders named Aung Kyaw Zaw, Khin Maung Soe and Khin Hlaing and border police commander Thura San Lwin. the 33rd …

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The Massacre of Inn Din: How Rohingya Are Lynched and Held Responsible

The Massacre of Inn Din How Rohingya Are Lynched and Held Responsible

Truth NGO – “In my four years as High Commissioner, I have heard many preposterous claims. That claim is almost in its own category of absurdity. Have you no shame, sir, have you no shame? We are not fools.” These were some of the remarks made by outgoing United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein, in his …

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UN team to visit Myanmar’s Rakhine next week

Truth NGO – A United Nations Security Council delegation tasked with measuring the impact of the Rohingya refugee crisis is gearing up to tour Rakhine state, a senior government official has revealed. Slated to arrive in Myanmar on Monday, the mission will be the highest-profile UN delegation to visit the region since last August, when government forces stepped up a …

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Myanmar’s repatriation of Rohingya publicity stunt

Human rights groups have denounced as a publicity stunt a move by Myanmar’s government announcing to have repatriated the first group of Rohingya refugees from among nearly 700,000 who fled a military crackdown to neighboring Bangladesh last year. A statement posted on the official Facebook page of the Information Committee of Myanmar’s government said that one family of the refugees …

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Over 700,000 Rohingya kids in Bangladeshi camps at risk

Over 700,000 Rohingya kids in Bangladeshi camps at risk

Truth NGO – Urgent efforts are needed to help more than 720,000 Rohingya Muslim children who are threatened either by the approaching cyclone season in Bangladesh or by ongoing violence and denial of their basic rights in Myanmar, said UNICEF. In a report marking six months since the start of the latest exodus of Rohingya refugees into southern Bangladesh, UNICEF …

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Myanmar blocks all UN aid to civilians at heart of Rohingya crisis

Myanmar blocks all UN aid to civilians at heart of Rohingya crisis

Myanmar has blocked all United Nations aid agencies from delivering vital supplies of food, water and medicine to thousands of desperate civilians at the centre of a bloody military campaign in Myanmar, the Guardian has learned. The world body halted distributions in northern Rakhine state after militants attacked government forces on 25 August and the army responded with a counteroffensive …

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1000s of Muslims flee western Myanmar violence

Tens of thousands of Muslims flee violence in western Myanmar

Tens of thousands of Muslims have begun fleeing toward Myanmar’s western border with Bangladesh as Buddhist mobs and security forces step up crackdown on members of the Rohingya community over recent attacks on police outposts. Reports said Muslims in mass numbers were trying to cross into Bangladesh on Saturday after security operations were intensified and police used live bullets to …

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Burmese government is ‘renewing attacks on Rohingya Muslims,’ rights group claims

Burmese government is 'renewing attacks on Rohingya Muslims,' rights group claims

The Burmese government denies being responsible for a spate of arson attacks on homes, instead suggesting the Rohingya set the fires themselves. Burma’s military has unleashed a wave of violence against the country’s minority Rohingya community, according to allegations a new report by Human Rights Watch. The group claims villages had been burned to the ground and thousands of Rohingya …

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