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Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Rohingya crisis


Myanmar reimposes internet shutdown in conflict-torn Rakhine, Chin states: Telco operator

February 04, 2020 3:44 pm

Lawmakers in the affected areas said the internet blackout had negatively impacted businesses and could prevent aid from reaching villages caught up in the fighting.

Explained: How Rohingya issue reached ICJ, what its ruling means for Myanmar

January 24, 2020 7:47 am

In November last year, the Republic of the Gambia moved the ICJ against Myanmar over alleged violations of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide.

Explained: Why Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi is in The Hague, defending Myanmar

December 11, 2019 8:36 pm

Rohingya crisis: Gambia, which is predominantly Muslim, went to the ICJ in November 2019, accusing Myanmar of genocide, which is the most serious of all international crimes. Gambia is backed by the 57-member Organisation for Islamic Cooperation (OIC).

Rohingya refugee crisis worsening: Sheikh Hasina at UN

September 28, 2019 12:28 pm

In Bangladesh's annual address to the U.N. General Assembly, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina appealed to the international community to "understand the untenability of the situation" surrounding the refugees from Myanmar, who are fleeing persecution by the military there.

No Rohingya turn up for repatriation to Myanmar

August 22, 2019 5:08 pm

Officials said the situation the camps was calm on Wednesday and Thursday and no chaos was reported like in November last year when thousands protested what they feared might be forced repatriation.

UN report slams own handling of Myanmar Rohingya crisis

June 18, 2019 6:45 am

The UN report has made serious observations, stating that “even at the highest level of the organisation there was no common strategy”.

Explained: Why two Reuters journalists spent more than 500 days in prison in Myanmar

May 07, 2019 7:31 pm

During court proceedings before Judge U Ye Lwin, a police officer testified that the chief of police had ordered that "secret documents" should be planted on the reporters, and they should be charged with possessing them.

UN envoy fears "new crisis" for Rohingya if moved to Bangladesh island

March 11, 2019 5:30 pm

Some humanitarian groups have criticised the relocation plan, saying the island is vulnerable to frequent cyclones and cannot provide a livelihood for thousands of people.

Myanmar court due to hear appeal in case of jailed Reuters reporters

December 24, 2018 9:43 am

Before their arrest, the reporters had been working on a Reuters investigation into the killing of 10 Rohingya Muslim men and boys by security forces and Buddhist civilians in western Myanmar’s Rakhine State during an army crackdown that began in August last year.

Amnesty International withdraws award from Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi

November 13, 2018 7:54 am

Amnesty has criticized the failure of Suu Kyi and her government to speak out about military atrocities against the Rohingya Muslims and said they expected Suu Kyi to use her “moral authority to speak out against injustice wherever” she saw it.