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Amnesty Intl challenges proceedings against the Myanmar military over Rohingya

Rohingya refugees shower in front of their tents on Tuesday, June 26, 2018, at the Kutupalong refugee camp in Bangladesh. (Wong Maye-E / Associated Press) by Verena Dobnik | AP 27. June at 01:10 UNITED NATIONS – Amnesty International released a report Wednesday that lists new evidence of atrocities against Myanmar's Rohingya population and mentions thirteen senior military commanders who …

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Exclusive: Myanmar rejects citizenship reform at private Rohingya talks

YANGON (Reuters) – YANGON (Reuters) – A senior Myanmar official has said that it would not be a reality. A Rohingya refugee walks at Jamtoli refugee camp in Cox's Bazaar, Bangladesh, March 31, 2018. REUTERS / Clodagh Kilcoyne At a meeting in Copenhagen on June 8, Myanmar's Social Welfare Minister Win Myat Aye told a Secretary of State Kofi Annan …

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Myanmar officials implicated in crimes against Rohingya

Amnesty International has identified 13 Myanmar military and police officers as key figures in recent violent crimes against the minority of Rohingya Muslims and reiterates its call on the UN Security Council to bring the situation to the International Criminal Court Wednesday Published report states that nine out of eleven crimes against humanity listed in the Rome Statute, including murder, …

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The shock troops who drove the Rohingya out of Myanmar

YANGON, Myanmar / COX & BAZAR, Bangladesh (Reuters) – In early August last year, a young lieutenant named Kyi Nyan Lynn flew to Rakhine State with hundreds of other Burmese soldiers. They were about to launch a campaign that would drive hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims out of their homes and set the region on fire. FILE PHOTO: Myanmar …

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U.N. and Myanmar agree to the draft Rohingya counter-deal, no details

GENEVA / YANGON (Reuters) – The United Nations announced Thursday that it has signed a treaty with Myanmar designed to provide safe and voluntary returns to hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who have sought refuge in Bangladesh. Since August 2017, around 700,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled military intervention in predominantly Buddhist Myanmar, with many reporting large-scale killings, rape and …

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UN agencies agree to help in return of Rohingya to Myanmar

by Associated Press May 31 at 11:34 AM YANGON, Myanmar – Myanmar's government said it was initialed on an agreement on Thursday with two U.N. Rakhine state. About 700,000 ethnic Rohingya Muslims have fled since last August, when Myanmar's army is brutally crackdown following attacks on security posts, and are living in squalid Camps across the border in Bangladesh. Myanmar …

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Human rights group: Insurgents of Rohingya murdered Myanmar Hindus

FILE – In this photo, January 16, 2018, Hindu refugees stand in front of their shelters at Kutupalong refugee camp near Cox's Bazaar, Bangladesh. Amnesty International said Wednesday, May 23, 2018, that Myanmar's army was not the only army slaughtering civilians in the volatile West of the country. In a new report, the human rights group Rohingya insurgents at least …

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Myanmar journalists say government failing to protect

By Thu Thu Aung YANGON (Reuters) – Journalists in Myanmar believe their government is failing to defend themselves against the transition from harsh military rule to elected government of Aung San Suu Kyi, according to a survey published to Activist group Free Expression Journalists are frustrated.

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Myanmar: Foreign Ministry is testing atrocities against Rohingya

The US government investigates the allegations of atrocities against the Muslim Rohingya minority and collects materials that could be used to prosecute the country's military for crimes against humanity. Under the leadership of the State Department, the investigation revealed more than 1,000 interviews with Rohingya men and women in eviction camps in Bangladesh, which investigated allegations of extrajudicial killings, rape …

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