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Minor Rohingya Girl Raped, Killed in Northern Maungdaw 

Maungdaw — The deadbody of an eleven-year-old Rohingya girl, who was allegedly raped, was found near mountainside at 'Ngan Chaung' village in Northern Maungdaw, on Wednesday (June 12), local villagers said. The villagers suspect the BGP (Border Guard Police) from 'NaKhaKha 6 or Battery (Unit) 6' of gang raping her and murdering her afterwards.  The girl — identified as Samira, 11, d/o U Noor Boshor and Daw Zahida — went out of her house at 'Ngan Chaung' village at around 4pm on Tuesday (June… >>> Read More >>>

Maungdaw — The deadbody of an eleven-year-old Rohingya girl, who was allegedly raped, was found near mountainside at 'Ngan Chaung' village in Northern Maungdaw, on Wednesday (June 12), local villagers said. The villagers suspect the BGP (Border Guard Police) from 'NaKhaKha 6 or Battery (Unit) 6' of gang raping her and murdering her afterwards.  The girl — identified as Samira, 11, d/o U Noor Boshor and Daw Zahida — went out of her house at 'Ngan Chaung' village at around 4pm on Tuesday (June…

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2 Rohingyas Killed, 8 Injured in Fighting between Myanmar Military and Rakhine Rebels in Minbya

Minbya, Arakan State — Two Rohingya villagers were killed in a fighting between Myanmar military and Rakhine Rebels known as Arakan Army (AA) in Minbya Township last Sunday (Jun 2). The fighting was reported to have taken place following the abduction of 12 Rohingya civilians from 'Let Ma' hamlet (of 'Shwe Tamma' village) by the Rakhine Rebels earlier on Saturday (Jun 1). According to the locals, a Myanmar military column arrived at 'Let Ma' (Rohingya) hamlet (of 'Shwe Tamma' village) on… >>> Read More >>>

Minbya, Arakan State — Two Rohingya villagers were killed in a fighting between Myanmar military and Rakhine Rebels known as Arakan Army (AA) in Minbya Township last Sunday (Jun 2). The fighting was reported to have taken place following the abduction of 12 Rohingya civilians from 'Let Ma' hamlet (of 'Shwe Tamma' village) by the Rakhine Rebels earlier on Saturday (Jun 1). According to the locals, a Myanmar military column arrived at 'Let Ma' (Rohingya) hamlet (of 'Shwe Tamma' village) on…

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Rohingya Father and Son Killed in IED Explosion in Kyauktaw

Kyauktaw — A Rohingya man and his son were killed in an IED explosion at 'Alay Kyun' village in Kyauktaw Township on Tuesday (May 21). A Rohingya boy picked up the pipe bomb — an IED (Improvised Explosive Device) with tin-pipe shell suspected to be planted by Rakhines from nearby villagers or rebels from Arakan Army (AA) — at a paddy field nearby the road outside the village, while he was looking after his cattle on Tuesday morning. He took it home, not knowing it was a bomb, where it exploded… >>> Read More >>>

Kyauktaw — A Rohingya man and his son were killed in an IED explosion at 'Alay Kyun' village in Kyauktaw Township on Tuesday (May 21). A Rohingya boy picked up the pipe bomb — an IED (Improvised Explosive Device) with tin-pipe shell suspected to be planted by Rakhines from nearby villagers or rebels from Arakan Army (AA) — at a paddy field nearby the road outside the village, while he was looking after his cattle on Tuesday morning. He took it home, not knowing it was a bomb, where it exploded…

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‘Fake news victims’ meet with Facebook, Twitter, YouTube

People who have been harmed by “fake news” appealed to executives at Facebook and Twitter and urged them to do more to stop the spread of disinformation during what they said were emotional, face-to-face meetings this week. Finnish journalist Jessikka Aro said she has been harassed and threatened ever since she visited St. Petersburg in 2015 to investigate the Internet Research Agency, the Russian troll farm whose members were indicted by the U.S. Department of Justice in February on charges… >>> Read More >>>

People who have been harmed by “fake news” appealed to executives at Facebook and Twitter and urged them to do more to stop the spread of disinformation during what they said were emotional, face-to-face meetings this week. Finnish journalist Jessikka Aro said she has been harassed and threatened ever since she visited St. Petersburg in 2015 to investigate the Internet Research Agency, the Russian troll farm whose members were indicted by the U.S. Department of Justice in February on charges…

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Rohingya Survivors in Rathedaung Yet to Receive Aid from ICRC

Rathedaung — Rohingya Genocide Survivors in northern Rathedaung Township have been affected the most by the ongoing fightings between Myanmar military and Rakhine rebels (or Arakan Army) but are yet to receive humanitarian aids from ICRC (International Committee of the Red Cross), survivors say. The ICRC has stopped providing humanitarian assistances to the survivors since October 2018. (For more: Read HERE). The Rakhine communities displaced by the clashes between the Myanmar military and the… >>> Read More >>>

Rathedaung — Rohingya Genocide Survivors in northern Rathedaung Township have been affected the most by the ongoing fightings between Myanmar military and Rakhine rebels (or Arakan Army) but are yet to receive humanitarian aids from ICRC (International Committee of the Red Cross), survivors say. The ICRC has stopped providing humanitarian assistances to the survivors since October 2018. (For more: Read HERE). The Rakhine communities displaced by the clashes between the Myanmar military and the…

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Dozens of Rohingya Survivors Killed and Wounded in Myanmar Military's Gunship Attack in Buthidaung

Buthidaung — At least twenty Rohingya Genocide survivors were reported to have been killed and forty other wounded in a gunship attack by the Myanmar military in Buthidaung Township on Wednesday (Apr 3).  The attack took place at around 2:30 pm of the day when a Myanmar military gunship arrived and is said to have deliberately fired on a group of Rohingya villagers cutting bamboos and making rafts in the forest nearby 'Saing Din' river in southeastern Buthidaung.  "A military helicopter flied… >>> Read More >>>

Buthidaung — At least twenty Rohingya Genocide survivors were reported to have been killed and forty other wounded in a gunship attack by the Myanmar military in Buthidaung Township on Wednesday (Apr 3).  The attack took place at around 2:30 pm of the day when a Myanmar military gunship arrived and is said to have deliberately fired on a group of Rohingya villagers cutting bamboos and making rafts in the forest nearby 'Saing Din' river in southeastern Buthidaung.  "A military helicopter flied…

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Myanmar: Building businesses over killing fields

Bleak future lies ahead of Rohingya, as Myanmar is getting away with genocide amid UN ‘system failure’ LONDON -- Amid former Guatemalan Foreign Minister Gert Rosenthal’s shocking report about the UN’s leadership, policy and system failures in Myanmar the Southeast Asian member state has for all intent and purpose accomplished its ongoing national project of cleansing the strategic border region of Northern Rakhine off Muslims -- most specifically ethnic Rohingya people.  Other ethnic… >>> Read More >>>

Bleak future lies ahead of Rohingya, as Myanmar is getting away with genocide amid UN ‘system failure’ LONDON -- Amid former Guatemalan Foreign Minister Gert Rosenthal’s shocking report about the UN’s leadership, policy and system failures in Myanmar the Southeast Asian member state has for all intent and purpose accomplished its ongoing national project of cleansing the strategic border region of Northern Rakhine off Muslims -- most specifically ethnic Rohingya people.  Other ethnic…

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Myanmar's Suu Kyi is turning far-right

Translation in Spanish | Turkish | Arabic | Malaysian Nobel laureate and de-facto ruler of Myanmar is joining ranks of far-right leaders like India's Modi, Hungary's Orban ANKARA -- The wire pictures from Budapest of a smiling Nobel Peace Laureate and Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi shaking hands with Viktor Orban, Hungary’s president, strikes fear down my spine. That is, fear for my Muslim friends back home in Mandalay in particular and Myanmar’s Muslims in general, including the… >>> Read More >>>

Translation in Spanish | Turkish | Arabic | Malaysian Nobel laureate and de-facto ruler of Myanmar is joining ranks of far-right leaders like India's Modi, Hungary's Orban ANKARA -- The wire pictures from Budapest of a smiling Nobel Peace Laureate and Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi shaking hands with Viktor Orban, Hungary’s president, strikes fear down my spine. That is, fear for my Muslim friends back home in Mandalay in particular and Myanmar’s Muslims in general, including the…

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Provide Education For Rohingya refugees

Since 2017, over a million Rohingya refugees were forced to leave their homes due to the ongoing genocide in Myanmar. Unprecedented levels of forced displacement have caused global migration and a refugee crisis in several countries, but world leaders have failed to come up with any long-term solutions. Most Rohingya refugees have found themselves in limbo for years, their rights are denied in their host countries, and they are unable to become self-sufficient or more importantly, rebuild their… >>> Read More >>>

Since 2017, over a million Rohingya refugees were forced to leave their homes due to the ongoing genocide in Myanmar. Unprecedented levels of forced displacement have caused global migration and a refugee crisis in several countries, but world leaders have failed to come up with any long-term solutions. Most Rohingya refugees have found themselves in limbo for years, their rights are denied in their host countries, and they are unable to become self-sufficient or more importantly, rebuild their…

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Genocide is an act of state, and demands a response by other states

The Myanmar state can and must be held accountable for the genocide being perpetrated against the Rohingya, a point lost in largely illusory efforts to pursue international criminal trials of individuals. The plight of the Rohingya of Myanmar is an existential question.  Indeed, they are enduring an on-going genocide.  After decades of persecution and a deliberate campaign of terror, violence, killings and rape waged against them, today perhaps only 15% of the original population of Rohingya… >>> Read More >>>

The Myanmar state can and must be held accountable for the genocide being perpetrated against the Rohingya, a point lost in largely illusory efforts to pursue international criminal trials of individuals. The plight of the Rohingya of Myanmar is an existential question.  Indeed, they are enduring an on-going genocide.  After decades of persecution and a deliberate campaign of terror, violence, killings and rape waged against them, today perhaps only 15% of the original population of Rohingya…

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Canada’s accomplishments for Rohingya human rights and what lies ahead

One of the gravest human rights issues in the world today - the genocide of the Rohingya - succeeded in capturing some media and political attention in Canada last year. Let us take a moment to recapitulate and reflect on what this meant for the Rohingya, and what lies ahead for us to do moving forward. Canada has spearheaded the Rohingya issue through some key actions that are not yet done by most other G7 nations. Prime Minister Trudeau appointed a special envoy to Myanmar to investigate the… >>> Read More >>>

One of the gravest human rights issues in the world today - the genocide of the Rohingya - succeeded in capturing some media and political attention in Canada last year. Let us take a moment to recapitulate and reflect on what this meant for the Rohingya, and what lies ahead for us to do moving forward. Canada has spearheaded the Rohingya issue through some key actions that are not yet done by most other G7 nations. Prime Minister Trudeau appointed a special envoy to Myanmar to investigate the…

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Key facts about the newly established UN-mandated International Independent Mechanism and ICC or Ad hoc tribunal on Myanmar

Myanmar Genocide Case: Smell it in the air (perhaps not through the ICC, because ICC's current scope on Myanmar is VERY LIMITED). UN-mandated International Independent Mechanism to be headed by this top international prosecutor, ethnic Armenian but American national, who successfully made the GENOCIDE case against Khmer Rouge leaders. The investigation of evidence of international crimes committed by Myanmar will be data-based and made available for any future criminal trials, ICC or an ad… >>> Read More >>>

Myanmar Genocide Case: Smell it in the air (perhaps not through the ICC, because ICC's current scope on Myanmar is VERY LIMITED). UN-mandated International Independent Mechanism to be headed by this top international prosecutor, ethnic Armenian but American national, who successfully made the GENOCIDE case against Khmer Rouge leaders. The investigation of evidence of international crimes committed by Myanmar will be data-based and made available for any future criminal trials, ICC or an ad…

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