Result of investigations on war crimes against Rohingya Muslims

An independent commission established by Myanmar's government has concluded there are reasons to believe that security forces committed war crimes in counterinsurgency operations that led more than 700,000 Rohingya Muslims to flee to neighboring Bangladesh. However, the commission, headed by a Philippine diplomat, said in a report given Monday to President Win Myint that there … Continue reading Result of investigations on war crimes against Rohingya Muslims

Why jailed Myanmar reporters received the Pulitzer Prize

Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, the two Reuters journalists who were jailed in Myanmar for 511 days and were released recently after being pardoned, received their Pulitzer Prize for international reporting on Tuesday. They were convicted of breaking the Official Secrets Act, before being pardoned. The Pulitzer Prize they were cited to receive last month when … Continue reading Why jailed Myanmar reporters received the Pulitzer Prize

Myanmar government claims UN report on genocide was ‘fake news’

A Myanmar government spokesman on Wednesday rejected a report by United Nations investigators that called for top generals to be prosecuted for genocide, saying the international community was making "false allegations", Reuters noted. His comments came a day after the U.N report, which marked the first time the organisation has explicitly called for Myanmar officials … Continue reading Myanmar government claims UN report on genocide was ‘fake news’

War Crimes: The U.N. insists on prosecuting indicted Myanmar soldiers

The international community on Monday supported the UN report, which called for an investigation and prosecution of Myanmar's top military officials on charges of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes against Rohingya Muslims. The report prepared by the UN Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar stated that human rights violations and abuses committed in … Continue reading War Crimes: The U.N. insists on prosecuting indicted Myanmar soldiers

Army chief denies rape against Rohingya Muslims

Myanmar's army chief denied his forces committed rape and other sexual abuses during a crackdown he ordered on Rohingya Muslims, as he addressed UN Security Council delegates in the capital Naypyidaw. Senior General Min Aung Hlaing heads an army accused of "ethnic cleansing" by the United Nations, including the widespread rape and murder of civilians … Continue reading Army chief denies rape against Rohingya Muslims

Rohingya refugees want justice from the United Nations

Rohingya refugees have demanded guarantees for a safe return to Myanmar during a visit to refugee camps in Bangladesh's Cox's Bazar district by a United Nations Security Council delegation. Representatives from the 15 member countries of the UN organ on Sunday spoke with some of the 700,000 people who fled what the UN has called … Continue reading Rohingya refugees want justice from the United Nations

Myanmar government destroys evidence of crimes committed in Rohingya

A combo of satellite images released by Digital Globe on 2 December, 2017 and 19 February, 2018 confirms the government of Myanmar is destroying every trace of evidence left in Thit Tone Nar Gwa Son village, a predominantly Muslim community about 50 kilometers (30 miles) north of Maungdaw, Rakhine state, where mass atrocities were committed. … Continue reading Myanmar government destroys evidence of crimes committed in Rohingya

2 Reuters journalists remanded by Myanmar judge over reports on Rohingya

Judge Ohn Myint has extended detention of two reporters with Reuters on allegations of violating the State Secrets Act. Ohn, who spoke during a court siting on Wednesday, said the accused persons will remain in custody until 10 January, stressing that the interrogation is still ongoing. Wa Lone, 31, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 27, were … Continue reading 2 Reuters journalists remanded by Myanmar judge over reports on Rohingya

Malnutrition is killing Rohingya children as thousands migrate to Bangladesh

The United Nations confirmed in a report that more than 3,000 desperate Rohingya refugees have crossed over to Bangladesh from Myanmar in the past two days. An agency of the world organization said their partners are working day and night to assist the tired and hungry immigrants by providing them with food, medication and shelter. “Most … Continue reading Malnutrition is killing Rohingya children as thousands migrate to Bangladesh

Nearly 125,000 People are fleeing Myanmar for Bangladesh

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today called for the Muslims of Rakhine state to be given either nationality or legal status, and voiced concern about violence that has since late August forced nearly 125,000 people to flee and risk destabilizing the region. “I have condemned the recent attacks by the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army. But now we … Continue reading Nearly 125,000 People are fleeing Myanmar for Bangladesh