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

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

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.


India, Myanmar discuss Rohingya crisis, regional connectivity

Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale called on Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi, during the course of which all matters relating to bilateral cooperation as well as matters pertaining to international and regional matters of common interest, including development in Myanmar's Rakhine state, were discussed.

Nine UN Security Council members ask to discuss Myanmar inquiry

The UN inquiry's report, released in August, called for the UN Security Council to impose an arms embargo on Myanmar, impose targeted sanctions and set up an ad hoc tribunal to try suspects or refer them to the International Criminal Court.

Seven Rohingya men sent back to Myanmar, Supreme Court refuses to intervene

An official at the Myanmar Embassy in New Delhi told The Indian Express that the men were detained on arrival in the “illegal migrant case” for verification, and would be allowed to go back to their villages.

Rohingya in Delhi get verification forms

A senior police officer said, “Some of them have acquired ration and other cards illegally and those are not valid for Rohingyas... the aim of the form is to verify their details.”


United States almost doubles aid for Rohingya in Bangladesh, Myanmar

US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said that the United States would give an extra $185 million, of which $156 million would go to refugees and host communities in Bangladesh.

Reuters reporters sentenced in Myanmar: ‘We stand by the two journalists but don’t blame the lady too much’

Global pressure on Aung San Suu Kyi, argue activists, plays into the hands of the Myanmarese military — but many feel she cannot duck responsibility.

Two Reuters journalists investigating Rohingya killings jailed for 7 years by Myanmar court

Reacting to the development, Reuters Editor-in-chief Stephen Adler said, "Today is a sad day for Myanmar, Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, and the press everywhere."

Rohingya crisis: Myanmar military chiefs should face 'genocide' case, says UN team

"The crimes in Rakhine state, and the manner in which they were perpetrated, are similar in nature, gravity and scope to those that have allowed genocidal intent to be established in other contexts," the report said, alluding to a region of Myanmar that is home for many Rohingya.