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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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Rohingya Farmer Killed in Buthidaung in Rakhine Rebel Shelling, Several Injured as the Myanmar Military and the Rebels Clash

Buthidaung — A Rohingya farmer was killed in Buthidaung in mortar shelling suspected to be fired by Rakhine rebels known as Arakan Army (AA) on Tuesday (Mar 19) evening. Meanwhile, several Rohingya civilians were injured in a separate fight between the Myanmar military and the Rakhine rebels in Buthidaung later in the evening. In yet another incident in 'Minbya' Township on Sunday (Mar 17), some members of the said rebel group threatened to kill Rohingya villagers and burn down their entire… >>> Read More >>>

Buthidaung — A Rohingya farmer was killed in Buthidaung in mortar shelling suspected to be fired by Rakhine rebels known as Arakan Army (AA) on Tuesday (Mar 19) evening. Meanwhile, several Rohingya civilians were injured in a separate fight between the Myanmar military and the Rakhine rebels in Buthidaung later in the evening. In yet another incident in 'Minbya' Township on Sunday (Mar 17), some members of the said rebel group threatened to kill Rohingya villagers and burn down their entire…

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Rohingya Villagers Injured in Fights between Myanmar Military and Rakhine Rebels in Kyauktaw

Kyauktaw — At least three Rohingya villagers suffered bullet injuries as Myanmar military and Rakhine Rebels known as Arakan Army heavily fought in Kyauktaw Township in Northern Arakan State on Saturday (Mar 16) night. The fighting between the Myanmar military 'from SaKaKha 9' and the Rakhine rebels broke out at about 9:30 pm on Saturday night and it continued until 2 am Sunday (Mar 17).   "We heard first gun shot at about 9:30 pm. And then, it never stopped. We continued to hear sounds of… >>> Read More >>>

Kyauktaw — At least three Rohingya villagers suffered bullet injuries as Myanmar military and Rakhine Rebels known as Arakan Army heavily fought in Kyauktaw Township in Northern Arakan State on Saturday (Mar 16) night. The fighting between the Myanmar military 'from SaKaKha 9' and the Rakhine rebels broke out at about 9:30 pm on Saturday night and it continued until 2 am Sunday (Mar 17).   "We heard first gun shot at about 9:30 pm. And then, it never stopped. We continued to hear sounds of…

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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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Traditional Homeland of Rohingya in Myanmar

The area between west bank of Kaladan River and east bank of Naf River, which demarcates Myanmar-Bangladesh border, in North Arakan is known as “Traditional Homeland of Rohingya”. It has been deeply implanted the minds of the Rohingya people despite changes in demography, due to pogrom in 1942 and continued systematic persecution against them particularly from 1962 military rule in Burma. Renowned historians such as, Burma Historical Commission’s compiler Prof. Dr. G.H. Luce and History Prof.… >>> Read More >>>

The area between west bank of Kaladan River and east bank of Naf River, which demarcates Myanmar-Bangladesh border, in North Arakan is known as “Traditional Homeland of Rohingya”. It has been deeply implanted the minds of the Rohingya people despite changes in demography, due to pogrom in 1942 and continued systematic persecution against them particularly from 1962 military rule in Burma. Renowned historians such as, Burma Historical Commission’s compiler Prof. Dr. G.H. Luce and History Prof.…

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Safe Zone For Rohingya In Myanmar

Since Gen. Ne Win’s military coup in Burma/Myanmar in 1962, the Rohingya have faced continuous process of de-legitimisation, institutionalised persecution, crimes against humanity and worsening abuses culminating into one of the gravest genocides of the modern era. Particularly from 1978, they have been subjected to widespread state-sponsored violence in Myanmar’s Arakan/Rakhine State.  While accounts of atrocity crimes and systematic violence against the Rohingya date back decades, a period… >>> Read More >>>

Since Gen. Ne Win’s military coup in Burma/Myanmar in 1962, the Rohingya have faced continuous process of de-legitimisation, institutionalised persecution, crimes against humanity and worsening abuses culminating into one of the gravest genocides of the modern era. Particularly from 1978, they have been subjected to widespread state-sponsored violence in Myanmar’s Arakan/Rakhine State.  While accounts of atrocity crimes and systematic violence against the Rohingya date back decades, a period…

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Rohingya: Meeting Point of Burmese Way to Genocide and China's Way of Economic Colonialism

Since 2012, Rohingya homelands in Arakan state, Burma (or Myanmar), have been plagued by violence primarily  driven by Burmese intent to continue slow-burning genocide against the Rohingya people and Chinese economic investments and projects i.e. Kyauk Phyu Deep-Sea Port, Gas and Oil, Rare Earth Minerals, Industrial Zones and other forms of development projects. In 2012, not mentioning the crimes against the Rohingya people amounting to Genocide and Crimes against Humanity, Rohingya residences… >>> Read More >>>

Since 2012, Rohingya homelands in Arakan state, Burma (or Myanmar), have been plagued by violence primarily  driven by Burmese intent to continue slow-burning genocide against the Rohingya people and Chinese economic investments and projects i.e. Kyauk Phyu Deep-Sea Port, Gas and Oil, Rare Earth Minerals, Industrial Zones and other forms of development projects. In 2012, not mentioning the crimes against the Rohingya people amounting to Genocide and Crimes against Humanity, Rohingya residences…

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