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The Rohingya Activists Facing Abduction Threats from Myanmar for Fighting for the Truth

With Aung San Suu Kyi due to appear at the UN’s highest court tomorrow to face questions over Myanmar’s persecution of its Rohingya Muslims, Tasnim Nazeer explores why the international community must stand up against its intimidation of those fighting for justice. Two leading Buddhist activists of the Rohingya campaign in Europe are fearing for their lives after calls for their abduction were circulated in a video message by Aye Ne Win, the grandson of the former dictator of Myanmar.  Dr… >>> Read More >>>

With Aung San Suu Kyi due to appear at the UN’s highest court tomorrow to face questions over Myanmar’s persecution of its Rohingya Muslims, Tasnim Nazeer explores why the international community must stand up against its intimidation of those fighting for justice. Two leading Buddhist activists of the Rohingya campaign in Europe are fearing for their lives after calls for their abduction were circulated in a video message by Aye Ne Win, the grandson of the former dictator of Myanmar.  Dr…

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The Rohingya Activists Facing Abduction Threats from Myanmar for Fighting for the Truth

With Aung San Suu Kyi due to appear at the UN’s highest court tomorrow to face questions over Myanmar’s persecution of its Rohingya Muslims, Tasnim Nazeer explores why the international community must stand up against its intimidation of those fighting for justice. Two leading Buddhist activists of the Rohingya campaign in Europe are fearing for their lives after calls for their abduction were circulated in a video message by Aye Ne Win, the grandson of the former dictator of Myanmar.  Dr… >>> Read More >>>

With Aung San Suu Kyi due to appear at the UN’s highest court tomorrow to face questions over Myanmar’s persecution of its Rohingya Muslims, Tasnim Nazeer explores why the international community must stand up against its intimidation of those fighting for justice. Two leading Buddhist activists of the Rohingya campaign in Europe are fearing for their lives after calls for their abduction were circulated in a video message by Aye Ne Win, the grandson of the former dictator of Myanmar.  Dr…

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Rohingya campaigners say won't be 'silenced' by online threats

Ro Nay San Lwin and Maung Zarni tell Al Jazeera they fear for their lives but will not be 'silenced' by online abuse. Two prominent Rohingya campaigners say they are facing increased online abuse, including death threats, for their work, with the latest warning coming from the grandson of former Myanmar ruler Ne Win who called for their abduction. Ro Nay San Lwin, a prominent Rohingya activist based in Germany, and Maung Zarni, an academic living in exile in the United Kingdom, have told Al… >>> Read More >>>

Ro Nay San Lwin and Maung Zarni tell Al Jazeera they fear for their lives but will not be 'silenced' by online abuse. Two prominent Rohingya campaigners say they are facing increased online abuse, including death threats, for their work, with the latest warning coming from the grandson of former Myanmar ruler Ne Win who called for their abduction. Ro Nay San Lwin, a prominent Rohingya activist based in Germany, and Maung Zarni, an academic living in exile in the United Kingdom, have told Al…

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Key Rohingya campaigners face abduction threats

2 Myanmar Buddhist and leading Rohingya campaigners in Europe claim they face threats from Myanmar ANKARA -- Two leading figures of the Rohingya campaign in Europe are fearing for their lives after calls for their abduction were circulated in a racist video message.   London-based Maung Zarni and Germany-based Nay San Lwin said they were targeted by Aye Ne Win, a businessman who allegedly financed the genocide against the ethnic group in Myanmar. In a video circulated on social media, Win… >>> Read More >>>

2 Myanmar Buddhist and leading Rohingya campaigners in Europe claim they face threats from Myanmar ANKARA -- Two leading figures of the Rohingya campaign in Europe are fearing for their lives after calls for their abduction were circulated in a racist video message.   London-based Maung Zarni and Germany-based Nay San Lwin said they were targeted by Aye Ne Win, a businessman who allegedly financed the genocide against the ethnic group in Myanmar. In a video circulated on social media, Win…

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Launch of MYANMAR’s “ENEMY OF THE STATE” SPEAKS.., Irreverent Essays and Interviews

Launch of MYANMAR’s “ENEMY OF THE STATE” SPEAKS.., Irreverent Essays and Interviews Date: Thursday, November 7, 2019 Time: 8pm – 10pm Venue: Gerakbudaya, Petaling Jaya The web URL for order is: https://www.gerakbudaya.com/enemyofthepeople | Available NOW. >>> Read More >>>

Launch of MYANMAR’s “ENEMY OF THE STATE” SPEAKS.., Irreverent Essays and Interviews Date: Thursday, November 7, 2019 Time: 8pm – 10pm Venue: Gerakbudaya, Petaling Jaya The web URL for order is: https://www.gerakbudaya.com/enemyofthepeople | Available NOW.

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Extreme flooding in No Man's Land

Toilets and tubewells submerged in Rohingya refugee settlement The No Man’s Land Rohingya settlement at Taung Pyo (Tumbro) has again experienced extreme flooding. Residents say their daily life has been entirely disrupted. Until the waters recede, they will not be able to cook with firewood. Toilets and tube wells are submerged underwater and unusable.  The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), the agency dealing with relief at the border community, has received requests from the… >>> Read More >>>

Toilets and tubewells submerged in Rohingya refugee settlement The No Man’s Land Rohingya settlement at Taung Pyo (Tumbro) has again experienced extreme flooding. Residents say their daily life has been entirely disrupted. Until the waters recede, they will not be able to cook with firewood. Toilets and tube wells are submerged underwater and unusable.  The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), the agency dealing with relief at the border community, has received requests from the…

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Myanmar Media Interviews on ICJ: Half-blinds, leading the totally blind

Myanmar Media Interviews on ICJ: Half-blinds, leading the totally blind.  Andrew, Chin legal expert who was with President Thein Sein's first Rakhine Inquiry Commission, is misleading Myanmar public via RFA. I KNEW this Chin, Christian and racist towards Rohingyas and Muslims, with a PhD from Indiana University Law School. He was a refugee student brought to Indiana University at Bloomington under the US refugee education program some 20+ years ago. He either does NOT understand… >>> Read More >>>

Myanmar Media Interviews on ICJ: Half-blinds, leading the totally blind.  Andrew, Chin legal expert who was with President Thein Sein's first Rakhine Inquiry Commission, is misleading Myanmar public via RFA. I KNEW this Chin, Christian and racist towards Rohingyas and Muslims, with a PhD from Indiana University Law School. He was a refugee student brought to Indiana University at Bloomington under the US refugee education program some 20+ years ago. He either does NOT understand…

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Court decisions must reflect Rohingya genocide survivors’ concerns, priorities and voices

Global wheel of justice begins to turn for Rohingyas, Myanmar’s victims of genocide LONDON -- Coordinated or coincidental, Rohingya activists and international actors justice-seekers this week made historic moves to activate available global justice mechanisms to hold Myanmar accountable for its international state crimes, specifically against Rohingya people.  The three specific mechanisms of criminal accountability are the International Court of Justice, the International Criminal Court and… >>> Read More >>>

Global wheel of justice begins to turn for Rohingyas, Myanmar’s victims of genocide LONDON -- Coordinated or coincidental, Rohingya activists and international actors justice-seekers this week made historic moves to activate available global justice mechanisms to hold Myanmar accountable for its international state crimes, specifically against Rohingya people.  The three specific mechanisms of criminal accountability are the International Court of Justice, the International Criminal Court and…

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Inaction on China and India's crimes emboldens Myanmar

How can Myanmar reverse its anti-Rohingya policies if it has China and India as an example?  On August 25, Rohingya refugees and survivors in refugee camps, as well as their diasporic communities, commemorate the second Rohingya Genocide Memorial Day. On this day two years ago, a new campaign of genocidal violence was launched by the Myanmar military against the Rohingya. In recent months, small steps have been made to hold those responsible for this tragedy to account. The Prosecutor's… >>> Read More >>>

How can Myanmar reverse its anti-Rohingya policies if it has China and India as an example?  On August 25, Rohingya refugees and survivors in refugee camps, as well as their diasporic communities, commemorate the second Rohingya Genocide Memorial Day. On this day two years ago, a new campaign of genocidal violence was launched by the Myanmar military against the Rohingya. In recent months, small steps have been made to hold those responsible for this tragedy to account. The Prosecutor's…

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It's Been Two Years Since 730,000 Rohingya Were Forced to Flee. There's No End in Sight to the Crisis

It was exactly two years ago today, on August 25 2017, that the Myanmar military launched a murderous “clearance operation” in Rakhine State. In the space of a few months, the security forces and their proxies killed thousands of Rohingya people, torched villages to the ground, engaged in widespread sexual violence, and drove almost 750,000 women, men and children to flee into Bangladesh. Among those who fled, or who saw family members killed, were my relatives and friends. For their sake, I… >>> Read More >>>

It was exactly two years ago today, on August 25 2017, that the Myanmar military launched a murderous “clearance operation” in Rakhine State. In the space of a few months, the security forces and their proxies killed thousands of Rohingya people, torched villages to the ground, engaged in widespread sexual violence, and drove almost 750,000 women, men and children to flee into Bangladesh. Among those who fled, or who saw family members killed, were my relatives and friends. For their sake, I…

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Only Bilateral Repatriation is not Part of the Solution 

The much-awaited Rohingya repatriation is set to begin on August 22, around 10 months after the first attempt failed as the refugees didn’t choose to go back. A list of 3,450 Rohingyas, who have been cleared by the Myanmar government for return, was shared with the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) in Bangladesh earlier this month so that the agency could assist in checking whether the refugees wished to return voluntarily. The first attempt of Rohingya repatriation was made on November 15, 2018, a… >>> Read More >>>

The much-awaited Rohingya repatriation is set to begin on August 22, around 10 months after the first attempt failed as the refugees didn’t choose to go back. A list of 3,450 Rohingyas, who have been cleared by the Myanmar government for return, was shared with the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) in Bangladesh earlier this month so that the agency could assist in checking whether the refugees wished to return voluntarily. The first attempt of Rohingya repatriation was made on November 15, 2018, a…

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Does the Ethiopian refugee policy hold any lessons for Rohingya in Bangladesh?

Largely unreported in the mainstream, media, Ethiopia, which hosts in the region of 900,000 refugees from countries such as Sudan, Somalia, Eritrea, Yemen and Syria has passed some of the most progressive refugee laws in the world earlier this year. Ethiopia is a signatory to the UN Refugee Convention. It enacted a Refugee Proclamation in 2004. This was replaced with Proclamation No. 1110/2019 in February this year. Although the 2004 Proclamation focusses on the general protection of refugees,… >>> Read More >>>

Largely unreported in the mainstream, media, Ethiopia, which hosts in the region of 900,000 refugees from countries such as Sudan, Somalia, Eritrea, Yemen and Syria has passed some of the most progressive refugee laws in the world earlier this year. Ethiopia is a signatory to the UN Refugee Convention. It enacted a Refugee Proclamation in 2004. This was replaced with Proclamation No. 1110/2019 in February this year. Although the 2004 Proclamation focusses on the general protection of refugees,…

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