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Genocide threat for Myanmar’s Rohingya greater than ever, investigators warn Human Rights Council

New York, Sept 17 (IBNS): Hundreds of thousands of ethnic Rohingya who remain in Myanmar may face a greater threat of genocide than ever, amid Government attempts to “erase their identity and remove them from the country”, UN-appointed independent investigators said on Monday.

UN experts decry torture of Rakhine men and boys held incommunicado by Myanmar’s military

New York, Sept 4 (IBNS): Allegations of torture and ill-treatment leading to the death of ethnic Rakhine men and boys being held in incommunicado detention by Myanmar’s military, has prompted three independent UN rights experts to call for an end to the practice and for “credible, independent” investigations.

Rohingya's rally to mark second anniversary of exodus in Bangladesh

Dhaka, Aug 25 ( UNI) Thousands of Rohingya refugees held a rally at Kutupalong refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar on Sunday, marking the second anniversary of the start of the crisis that began following an offensive of Myanmar army.

Rohingya Issue: US envoy to stand beside Bangladesh government

Dhaka, Aug 25 (IBNS): US Ambassador Earl Robert Miller has said that his nation will stand beside Bangladesh in its efforts to repatriate the forcibly displaced Rohingyas to Myanmar.

Religions for Peace express serious concern for Myanmar refugees

Lindau, Germany: The Religions for Peace (RfP) leaders from Myanmar and Bangladesh held track II consultations on the refugee problem affecting the two countries at the 10th World Assembly of Religions for Peace today in Lindau, Germany, which concluded today. Cardinal Charles Maung Bo represented Myanmar.

Myanmar military committed ‘routine, systematic’ sexual violence against ethnic minorities, UN experts find

New York, Aug 23 (IBNS): Myanmar’s military must stop using sexual and gender-based violence to terrorize and punish ethnic minorities, according to a new report released on Thursday by the United Nations Independent International Fact-Finding Mission.

Two years after exodus, Myanmar’s ‘desperate’ Rohingya youth need education, skills: UNICEF

New York, Aug 17 (IBNS): The daily struggle to survive for Myanmar’s Rohingya people in one of the world’s largest refugee settlements, has caused “overwhelming” despair and jeopardized the hopes of an entire generation, the head of the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Henrietta Fore, said on Friday.

Drugs, weapons seized in Myanmar's western state

Yangon, Aug 9 (Xinhua/UNI) Drugs and weapons were seized from a village administrator's house in Myanmar's Rakhine state, a statement from the Myanmar Police Force said on Friday.

Myanmar parliament approves constitution amendment report

Naypyitaw, Aug 9 (Xinhua/UNI) Myanmar parliament on Friday approved a report submitted by the Constitution Amendment Joint Committee.

Myanmar companies bankroll ‘brutal operations’ of military, independent UN experts claim in new report

New York, Aug 6 (IBNS): Money earned by the Myanmar military from international and domestic business deals, “substantially enhances its ability to carry out gross violations of human rights with impunity” according to a report released on Monday by an independent United Nations group looking into military-business ties in the South East Asian country. 

Bangladesh hands list of 25,000 Rohingya refugees to Myanmar

Dhaka, July 29 (IBNS): Keeping in mind the repatriation process, Bangladesh on Monday handed over names of 25,000 Rohingyas to Myanmar.

Sheikh Hasina attacks US congressman for proposal on attaching Rakhine with Bangladesh

Dhaka, July 8 (IBNS): Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday criticized US congressman for his proposal to attach Myanmar’s Rakhine State with her nation to end the Rohingya crisis, media reports said.

UN chief accepts independent report on Myanmar, highlighting ‘systemic’ failure surrounding Rohingya crisis

New York, June 18 (IBNS): An independent review into how the UN System operated in Myanmar in the years leading up to the mass exodus of the Rohingya following serious human rights abuses, has concluded there were “systemic and structural failures” that prevented a unified strategy from being implemented.

Myanmar: Conflict resolution at ‘total standstill’, military commanders must answer for crimes against humanity

New York, May 15 (IBNS): Myanmar’s military commanders must answer charges of war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide in a credible court, a United Nations Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar (FFM) said on Tuesday, urging the international community to cut off all financial and other support to them.

Release of prize-winning Reuters journalists in Myanmar welcomed by UN

New York, May 8 (IBNS): The release of two prize-winning Reuters journalists jailed in Myanmar after reporting on the massacre of Rohingya Muslims has been welcomed by the UN human rights office, OHCHR, which warns however that press freedom there remains “dire”.