In one particularly bloody day in March, Myanmar’s security forces shot and killed at least ten children, some as young as 6, in violent crackdowns against peaceful protests.
Reports: Myanmar airstrikes target ethnic forces on 2 fronts
Myanmar government forces launched airstrikes against ethnic minority guerrillas in two areas of the country on Wednesday, local reports said.
Myanmar junta cracks down on celebrations of new shadow govt
Security forces in Myanmar used violence on Monday against demonstrators who sought to celebrate last week’s formation of a shadow government to serve as an alternative to the military junta.
Assist Myanmar people seeking asylum: Refugees Int’l
As the Myanmar displacement crisis grows, governments in South and Southeast Asia must refrain from forced returns and work with the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) to ensure access and assistance to those seeking asylum.
Myanmar forces kill 82 in single day in city: Reports
At least 82 people were killed in one day in a crackdown by Myanmar security forces on pro-democracy protesters, according to reports.
Human Rights Groups for ending Myanmar Crackdown on Journos
Amnesty International and the Committee to Protect Journalists say Myanmar’s military has intensified its assault on freedom of expression by closing media outlets.
Myanmar asks India to return defected police officers
Myanmar has asked neighbouring India to return several police officers who crossed the border seeking refuge after refusing to carry out orders.
Stop Myanmar military assault on civilians: Refugees Int’l
While the people of Myanmar continue to protest en masse, risking their lives, the international community has been unable to unify in even calling the violence what it is.
Rohingyas happy in Bhasan Char, yet they want to return to Myanmar
Dhaka, Feb 11 (UNB): The Rohingyas, now living in Bhasan Char, want to see a peaceful environment in Myanmar with the restoration of their basic rights for their early return despite what they say having a far better place than…
China and Russia Throw Protective Arms Around Myanmar
By Thalif Deen UNITED NATIONS, Feb 4 2021 (IPS) – When million-dollar arms sales knock on the door, human rights violations and war crimes fly out of the window. As the United Nations grapples for a reaction to the military…
Myanmar Looks Back in Fear and Anger after Military Coup
Yangon, Myanmar, Feb 3 2021 (IPS) – As night fell on Tuesday, the second day of the military coup in Myanmar, two familiar scenes were being played out on opposite sides of the world.
A decade after junta’s end, Myanmar military back in control
Bangkok, Feb 2 (AP/UNB) — The man installed by army leaders as Myanmar’s president after Monday’s military coup is best known abroad for his role in the crackdown on 2007 pro-democracy protests and for his ties to still-powerful military leaders.
Dhaka expects to continue repatriation process with Myanmar
Bangladesh has expressed the hope that the democratic process and constitutional arrangements will be upheld in Myanmar and the Rohingya repatriation process will continue. “We’ve been persistent in developing mutually beneficial relations with Myanmar and have been working with Myanmar…
Myanmar responds positively to begin Rohingya repatriation: FM
Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen on Sunday said Myanmar responded positively to begin Rohingya repatriation with the next round of talks scheduled for the first week of February. “We got some positive responses. We told them it’s an opportunity…
Myanmar committed to repatriating Rohingyas as per 2017 deal
Myanmar has said they are committed to beginning the repatriation of Rohingyas as per the bilateral agreement signed with Bangladesh in 2017.
Gambia v Myanmar: Proceeding on the merits
On October 23, The Gambia filed a more than 500-page Memorial, which also includes more than 5000 pages of supporting material, in its lawsuit against Myanmar at the International Court of Justice in The Hague, making its case for how…
Help rehabilitate Rohingyas in Myanmar: PM tells USA
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday renewed her call to the international community, including the United States, to help Bangladesh rehabilitate Rohingyas in their homeland of Myanmar.
Myanmar urged to ensure all Rohingya can vote in Nov polls
14 Rohingya-led refugee organisations call on Myanmar Union Election Commission for the right to vote. Fortify Rights on Thursday said the government of Myanmar should ensure all voting-age Rohingya—including refugees in Bangladesh—have the right and opportunity to vote in the…
UK to push for accountability, repatriation of Rohingyas
The UK on Tuesday said it will continue advocating for accountability on the part of Myanmar for crimes committed against the Rohingyas.
Call Myanmar’s Crimes Genocide: 33 Legal and HR Experts
WASHINGTON—Refugees International announced today that thirty-three legal and human rights experts, including former high-level State Department and White House officials, delivered a letter to U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urging him to publicly determine that Myanmar committed genocide against…
Myanmar Bars Rohingya Muslim Candidates from Election: HRW
Shayna Bauchner, Researcher, Asia Division The Myanmar government is again blocking Rohingya Muslims from running for political office. On Monday, election officials barred Kyaw Min, head of the Rohingya-led Democracy and Human Rights Party (DHRP), from running in the national…
Thousands flee fearing Myanmar military operation
Yangon, AP/UNB, June 30 – Thousands of people in western Myanmar have been fleeing their villages over the past week after an evacuation order from officials due to clashes between the government and ethnic rebels.
Foreign missions anxious over operation clearance in Myanmar
Diplomatic Missions of Australia, United Kingdom, Canada and the USA in Myanmar have expressed deep concern over the reports of Myanmar Military’s clearance of operations in Rakhine and Chin States.
‘Little Chef’ charms Myanmar with lockdown cooking classes
From boiled catfish soup to spicy fried frog, an eight-year-old in pyjamas and a chef’s hat is delighting Myanmar with her culinary prowess in a nation still being told to stay at home due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Myanmar lawyer details crimes against Rohingyas in 2013
Myanmar’s legal counsel in an ongoing genocide trial at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) once compared the government’s treatment of Rohingya Muslims to Nazi Germany’s treatment of Jews during the Holocaust, according to a previously unreleased video footage of…
Norway expects Myanmar to implement ICJ order fully
State Secretary at Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has said they expect Myanmar to fully implement the provisional measures ordered by the International Court of Justice (ICJ).
Experts laud ICJ order on Myanmar to halt all genocidal conduct
By Samira Sadeque UN, Jan 24 2020 (IPS) – In a groundbreaking and much anticipated ruling delivered on Thursday, the International Court of Justice demanded that Myanmar halt all measures that contribute to the genocide of the Rohingya community.
Court orders Myanmar to prevent Rohingya genocide
‘The ICJ finds that there is a real and imminent risk’ The International Court of Justice has ordered measures to prevent the genocide of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar. The decision comes despite de facto leader Aun San Suu Kyi personally…
Genocide in Myanmar: ICJ to deliver order Thursday
The International Court of Justice (ICJ), the principal judicial organ of the United Nations, will deliver its order on the request for the indication of provisional measures made by The Gambia in the case concerning the Genocide Convention against Myanmar.