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Rohingya Refugee Robbed, Arrested and Charged in Bangladesh

Cox's Bazaar — A Rohingya refugee was robbed by policemen in Bangladesh's camps on 1 January 2019, and later arrested and detained under 'Tax Evasion' charges, according to reliable reports. The incident happened post midnight between 31 December 2018 on 1 January 2019 as five policemen led by sub-inspector of Police, Rezaaul Karim, broke into the hut of Najmul Hoque, a Rohingya refugee at Camp No. 13, Block A, Teng Khali Camps, Ukhia area. They searched his hut accusing him of indulging in '… >>> Read More >>>

Cox's Bazaar — A Rohingya refugee was robbed by policemen in Bangladesh's camps on 1 January 2019, and later arrested and detained under 'Tax Evasion' charges, according to reliable reports. The incident happened post midnight between 31 December 2018 on 1 January 2019 as five policemen led by sub-inspector of Police, Rezaaul Karim, broke into the hut of Najmul Hoque, a Rohingya refugee at Camp No. 13, Block A, Teng Khali Camps, Ukhia area. They searched his hut accusing him of indulging in '…

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One Rohingya Killed, Another Injured in Fighting between Myanmar Military and Arakan Army

Buthidaung -- One Rohingya teenage boy was killed and another severely injured in shooting by the Myanmar military as the fighting between the military and the Arakan Army (AA) continues to rage in northern Buthidaung Township on Monday morning. Unaware of where the fighting was going on, one teenage youth and another in late twenties went into the nearby forests in search of vegetables and firewood. On their way back home, they were spotted by the Myanmar military and summoned them (to come… >>> Read More >>>

Buthidaung -- One Rohingya teenage boy was killed and another severely injured in shooting by the Myanmar military as the fighting between the military and the Arakan Army (AA) continues to rage in northern Buthidaung Township on Monday morning. Unaware of where the fighting was going on, one teenage youth and another in late twenties went into the nearby forests in search of vegetables and firewood. On their way back home, they were spotted by the Myanmar military and summoned them (to come…

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U.N. calls for 'rapid and unimpeded' aid access to Myanmar's Rakhine

YANGON (Reuters) - The United Nations called on the Myanmar government on Monday to allow “rapid and unimpeded” humanitarian access to Rakhine State, where fighting between government troops and autonomy-seeking rebels has displaced thousands of people. The Rakhine State government issued a notice last week blocking non-governmental organizations and U.N. agencies from traveling to rural areas in five townships in the northern and central parts of the state affected by the conflict. The… >>> Read More >>>

YANGON (Reuters) - The United Nations called on the Myanmar government on Monday to allow “rapid and unimpeded” humanitarian access to Rakhine State, where fighting between government troops and autonomy-seeking rebels has displaced thousands of people. The Rakhine State government issued a notice last week blocking non-governmental organizations and U.N. agencies from traveling to rural areas in five townships in the northern and central parts of the state affected by the conflict. The…

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Bangladesh Foreign minister: Rohingya crisis won't be solved easily

Bangladesh Foreign Minister Monem stresses on diplomatic cooperation to solve the Rohingya crisis   Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen on Sunday said the Rohingya issue will remain a priority for the government. Minister Momen also urged all the neighbouring countries to work together to ensure regional stability. "I do not think this problem will be solved easily. We have to overcome many hurdles." "The international community has a big responsibility for their (Rohingyas) repatriation and… >>> Read More >>>

Bangladesh Foreign Minister Monem stresses on diplomatic cooperation to solve the Rohingya crisis   Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen on Sunday said the Rohingya issue will remain a priority for the government. Minister Momen also urged all the neighbouring countries to work together to ensure regional stability. "I do not think this problem will be solved easily. We have to overcome many hurdles." "The international community has a big responsibility for their (Rohingyas) repatriation and…

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In a Renewed Move, Myanmar Gov't Imposes 'Bengali' Identity on 'Rohingya' in Sittwe

Sittwe (Akyab) — Since Monday (Jan 7), the Myanmar authorities have resumed to impose 'Bengali' identity on the 'Rohingya' people in Sittwe (Akyab) Township, Arakan State, sources report. The Myanmar authorities were reported to have used force during the process to register the Rohingyas – remained internally displaced at 'Basara' IDP (Internally Displaced People) Camps in Sittwe since state-sponsored violence in June, 2012 – as Bengalis. On Monday morning around 8 O'clock, a joint team of… >>> Read More >>>

Sittwe (Akyab) — Since Monday (Jan 7), the Myanmar authorities have resumed to impose 'Bengali' identity on the 'Rohingya' people in Sittwe (Akyab) Township, Arakan State, sources report. The Myanmar authorities were reported to have used force during the process to register the Rohingyas – remained internally displaced at 'Basara' IDP (Internally Displaced People) Camps in Sittwe since state-sponsored violence in June, 2012 – as Bengalis. On Monday morning around 8 O'clock, a joint team of…

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Dozens of Rohingya flee India for Bangladesh: Officials

Dozens of Rohingya Muslims have crossed the border into Bangladesh from India in recent days, officials said Tuesday, as New Delhi faces censure for deporting the persecuted minority to Myanmar. Last week India handed a Rohingya family of five to Myanmar authorities, despite the army there being accused of genocide against the stateless group. The forced return -- the second in recent months -- was criticised by the United Nations and rights groups who accused India of disregarding… >>> Read More >>>

Dozens of Rohingya Muslims have crossed the border into Bangladesh from India in recent days, officials said Tuesday, as New Delhi faces censure for deporting the persecuted minority to Myanmar. Last week India handed a Rohingya family of five to Myanmar authorities, despite the army there being accused of genocide against the stateless group. The forced return -- the second in recent months -- was criticised by the United Nations and rights groups who accused India of disregarding…

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ASEAN must take a stand on ongoing Rohingya genocide

This week, ASEAN foreign ministers are gathering in the northern Thai town of Chiang Mai for an informal summit, the first time they meet since Thailand assumed the regional bloc’s chairmanship at the turn of the year. As the diplomats come together on Jan. 17-18, they must make sure that one particular issue takes center stage — the genocide enfolding in Myanmar against the Rohingya. The plight of the Rohingya hit international headlines in August 2017, when the Myanmar security forces… >>> Read More >>>

This week, ASEAN foreign ministers are gathering in the northern Thai town of Chiang Mai for an informal summit, the first time they meet since Thailand assumed the regional bloc’s chairmanship at the turn of the year. As the diplomats come together on Jan. 17-18, they must make sure that one particular issue takes center stage — the genocide enfolding in Myanmar against the Rohingya. The plight of the Rohingya hit international headlines in August 2017, when the Myanmar security forces…

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Forcible repatriation of Rohingya dangerous

TEHRAN - Just a little more than a year ago, at least ten thousand Rohingya were killed in northern Rakhine state, at least 350 villages were burnt to the ground. As a result, about 750,000 had to flee to neighboring Bangladesh. I, on behalf of all Rohingyas, would like to thank the Bangladesh government and public for hosting more than a million Rohingya refugees. We appreciate all the efforts made by Bangladesh. However, Rohingya refugees have again faced the threat of forced repatriation.… >>> Read More >>>

TEHRAN - Just a little more than a year ago, at least ten thousand Rohingya were killed in northern Rakhine state, at least 350 villages were burnt to the ground. As a result, about 750,000 had to flee to neighboring Bangladesh. I, on behalf of all Rohingyas, would like to thank the Bangladesh government and public for hosting more than a million Rohingya refugees. We appreciate all the efforts made by Bangladesh. However, Rohingya refugees have again faced the threat of forced repatriation.…

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US genocide resolution welcome, but Rohingya need more

US will not intercede, and Myanmar's neighbors see it through economic lens, so international coalition for Rohingya needed LONDON -- The U.S. House of Representatives Thursday overwhelmingly passed a resolution calling the crimes committed by Myanmar security forces against Rohingya Muslims a genocide. This was the right thing to do. The U.S. lawmakers deserve to be applauded for trying to turn “Never again!” into a concrete U.S. governmental policy, following the U.S. Holocaust Memorial… >>> Read More >>>

US will not intercede, and Myanmar's neighbors see it through economic lens, so international coalition for Rohingya needed LONDON -- The U.S. House of Representatives Thursday overwhelmingly passed a resolution calling the crimes committed by Myanmar security forces against Rohingya Muslims a genocide. This was the right thing to do. The U.S. lawmakers deserve to be applauded for trying to turn “Never again!” into a concrete U.S. governmental policy, following the U.S. Holocaust Memorial…

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The solutions to the Rohingya crisis: Voices from the Field

The world witnessed a massive refugee situation in the borderland of Bangladesh and Myanmar in 2017, where an extreme form of brutality perpetrated by the Myanmar security forces forced hundreds of thousands Rohingya people, known as the world’s most persecuted ethnic minority, fled to Bangladesh. Myanmar security forces, Burmese (Bamar) ethnic extremists and Rakhine Buddhist fundamentalists combinedly formed an alliance to perpetrate a deadly operation, called clearance operation, started from… >>> Read More >>>

The world witnessed a massive refugee situation in the borderland of Bangladesh and Myanmar in 2017, where an extreme form of brutality perpetrated by the Myanmar security forces forced hundreds of thousands Rohingya people, known as the world’s most persecuted ethnic minority, fled to Bangladesh. Myanmar security forces, Burmese (Bamar) ethnic extremists and Rakhine Buddhist fundamentalists combinedly formed an alliance to perpetrate a deadly operation, called clearance operation, started from…

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The world must finally give us Rohingya a say in our fate

By now, the world is well aware of the horrors experienced by Myanmar’s Rohingya minority over the past two years. Starting on Aug. 25, 2017, the Myanmar military unleashed a campaign of terror against the Rohingya in the country’s western Rakhine state, compelling virtually the entire community to flee. Since then, more than 700,000 Rohingya have sought refuge in neighboring Bangladesh. This week, according to an agreement between Bangladesh and Myanmar, the refugees are supposed to start… >>> Read More >>>

By now, the world is well aware of the horrors experienced by Myanmar’s Rohingya minority over the past two years. Starting on Aug. 25, 2017, the Myanmar military unleashed a campaign of terror against the Rohingya in the country’s western Rakhine state, compelling virtually the entire community to flee. Since then, more than 700,000 Rohingya have sought refuge in neighboring Bangladesh. This week, according to an agreement between Bangladesh and Myanmar, the refugees are supposed to start…

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Ensuring the Safety of Rohingyas as a National Minority Inside Myanmar: Who? How?

“It is an ongoing genocide (in Myanmar),” said Mr. Marzuki Darusman, the head of the UN Human Rights Council-mandated Independent International Fact-Finding Mission at the official briefing at the full Security Council on October 24, 2018.[1] This official briefing was officially requested by 9 out of the 15 Council members over the objection of China, Russia, Equatorial Guinea and Bolivia). [2] On the same day, before the Security Council briefing, Darusman, former Attorney General of… >>> Read More >>>

“It is an ongoing genocide (in Myanmar),” said Mr. Marzuki Darusman, the head of the UN Human Rights Council-mandated Independent International Fact-Finding Mission at the official briefing at the full Security Council on October 24, 2018.[1] This official briefing was officially requested by 9 out of the 15 Council members over the objection of China, Russia, Equatorial Guinea and Bolivia). [2] On the same day, before the Security Council briefing, Darusman, former Attorney General of…

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