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year after Rohingya massacres, top generals incessantly and with impunity

But since then, General Min Aung Hlaing and the other leaders of Myanmar have escaped international legal wrath. And they are conducting a campaign of denial and avoidance, as well as the detention and intimidation of reporters who have documented the attacks. On Tuesday, while Myanmar's commander-in-chief in Russia went to arms, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi became a de …

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One year after fleeing Myanmar, Rohingya demands justice

Rohingya refugees cry as they pray during a rally to commemorate the first anniversary of the crackdown of the Myanmar Army leading to a mass exodus of Rohingya Muslims to Bangladesh in the Kutupalong refugee camp in Bangladesh on Saturday 25th August 2018, Rohingya led Muslim refugees on Saturday marked the one-year anniversary of the attacks they brought to safety …

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Rohingya refugees from Myanmar despair as the refugee crisis enters its second year

This Wednesday, August 22, 2018, Rohingya refugees are playing in a playground at the Kutupalong refugee camp, a wild-growing camp nestled between rolling hills and mountains Monsoon season mud, in Bangladesh. The camps, built more than 20 years ago by earlier, smaller waves of Rohingya refugees, exploded last year when Myanmar's army launched its attacks on 25 August and hundreds …

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After a year in Bangladesh camps, Rohingya women find their feet

Written by Carly Learson August 25, 2018 05:00:00 Photo: Rashida had never seen a stranger before he came to Cox's Bazar. (Delivery: Carly Learson / UNFPA) It's been a year since a massive influx of Rohingya refugees poured into Bangladesh. Carly Learson is in the camps with the UN Population Fund and RedR Australia, and has found women who are …

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A year later, the broken Rohingya community sees little hope

KUTUPALONG, Bangladesh – Rohingya communities, forged for generations in villages in Myanmar, are now held together in talks over crackling telephone connections. "Mummy! Mummy!" 15-year-old Abdullah Razzaq called his mother earlier this week in her one-week call, almost a year after he and his brother, along with more than 700,000 other Rohingya Muslims, had fled the Burmese security forces attacking …

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How Aung San Suu Kyi is silent about the plight of the Rohingya

I n 2015 head of the first free and fair elections in Myanmar for decades, there was only one name on everyone's lips: Aung San Suu Kyi The human rights activist and Nobel Peace Prize laureate – and former political prisoner, 2010 was released from house arrest after 15 years of imprisonment by the military junta – was a symbol …

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One year after the flight, Rohingya refugees still say Myanmar is insecure

UNITED NATIONS – One year after Myanmar's minority, the Rohingya Muslims began to flee from tens of thousands of armed men to neighboring Bangladesh. The government says it is certain that the return will begin. But some international observers disagree. Those who survived the scorched earth campaign last August told unspeakable crimes committed by aid workers in Bangladesh, including the …

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Myanmar Diplomat and U.N. Official clash over violence against Rohingya

In January, Myanmar reached an agreement with Bangladesh on the repatriation of Rohingya refugees. In May, it reached an agreement with the United Nations, which presented it as a first step towards repatriation. But not a single Rohingya Muslim could return under an official repatriation program, and United Nations agencies, which are still denied free access to the Rakhine state, …

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