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In a first, India deports seven Rohingya immigrants to Myanmar

The seven immigrants were apprehended in July 2012 for violating the Foreigners' Act and were placed in detention at the Silchar Central Jail since then.

Thai police shut down journalists' discussion about Rohingya Muslims

Myanmar's army, which for decades has been accused of violating the human rights of various ethnic minorities, denies having committed organized rights abuses.

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Myanmar snubs Hague court’s intervention in Rohingya crisis

The Rohingya have long faced severe discrimination and were the target of violence in 2012 that killed hundreds and drove about 140,000 people — predominantly Rohingya — from their homes to camps for the internally displaced, where most remained until last year’s violence.

Rights group details lead-up to Myanmar attacks on Rohingya Muslims

The Rohingya face official and social discrimination in predominantly Buddhist Myanmar, which denies most of them citizenship and basic rights because they are looked on as immigrants from Bangladesh, even though many settled in Myanmar generations ago.

Difficult to move ahead on connectivity under BIMSTEC unless Rohingya issue resolved: Bangladesh

The high commissioner was speaking to reporters at an event organised at the Indian Women Press Corps in New Delhi. He said the BIMSTEC Summit is expected to be held in November.

India sends second relief consignment for Rohingya Muslims in Bangladesh

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will pay a two-day visit to Myanmar from May 10 during which key bilateral and regional issues, including the situation in the Rakhine state from where thousands of Rohingya Muslims had fled following violence last year, are likely to be discussed.

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Islamic countries call Rohingya crisis 'ethnic cleansing'

Rohingya are denied citizenship in Myanmar, where they have long faced persecution. Many in Myanmar see them as illegal migrants from Bangladesh, and deride them as "Bengalis." Most have long lived in poverty in Myanmar's Rakhine state, next to Bangladesh.

Rohingya lawyer urges UN to refer Myanmar to ICC for crimes

Sultana spoke at a meeting Tuesday on sexual violence in conflict and called for international pressure to end oppression of the Rohingyas.

Fishermen rescue Rohingya Muslims at sea off Indonesia, with more arrivals expected

In 2015, an estimated 25,000 people fled across the Andaman Sea for Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia, many drowning in unsafe and overloaded boats.

Myanmar forces and Buddhist villagers torched Rohingya homes, then killed: Report

The killings marked another episode in the violence sweeping Myanmar's northern Rakhine State. The Rohingya accuse the army of arson, rapes and killings. The United Nations has said the army may have committed genocide.

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Myanmar jails Reuters journalists for 7 years amid global outrage

A Myanmar court sentenced two Reuters journalists to seven years in prison Monday on charges of illegal possession of official documents, a ruling met with international condemnation.

Rohingya Muslim refugees: What fleeing from their homes in Myanmar looks like

More than 200,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled from the Aung San Suu Kyi led Myanmar towards neighbouring countries. As the refugees claim crackdown and violence by security forces, Suu Kyi faces heat from global leaders to deal with the situation. The United Nations, meanwhile, had labelled the Rohingyas the most persecuted people on earth.

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