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US says Myanmar repression of Muslim Rohingya is genocide

March 22, 2022 8:24 am

It is the eighth time since the Holocaust that the U.S. has concluded a genocide has occurred. The secretary of state noted the importance of calling attention to inhumanity even as horrific attacks occur elsewhere in the world, including Ukraine.

Biden threatens sanctions on Myanmar after military coup

February 02, 2021 2:28 am

Myanmar has been a Western democracy promotion project for decades and had been a symbol of some success. But over the past several years, there have been growing concerns about its backsliding into authoritarianism.

Bangladesh set to move 2nd batch of Rohingya refugees to remote island - officials

December 27, 2020 12:24 pm

Bangladesh says it is transferring only people who are willing to go and the move will ease chronic overcrowding in camps that are home to more than 1 million Rohingya.

Three years after exodus, Myanmar erases names of Rohingya villages, UN map makers follow suit

September 12, 2020 10:58 am

The Myanmar military, now facing charges of genocide, said it was conducting “clearance operations” targeting militants.

Amnesty Report: Businesses supporting Myanmar abuses

September 10, 2020 6:21 pm

The human rights group is urging Myanmar's government "to break the link between the armed forces and the economy" and companies that partner with the company, known as MEHL, to cut ties that may be helping to finance such activities, including atrocities against Myanmar's Muslim Rohingya minority.

‘Kill all you see’: In a first, Myanmar soldiers tell of Rohingya slaughter

September 09, 2020 9:17 pm

The two soldiers’ video testimony, recorded by a rebel militia, is the first time that members of the Tatmadaw, as Myanmar’s military is known, have openly confessed to taking part in what U.N. officials say was a genocidal campaign against the country’s Rohingya Muslim minority.

Explained: What the UN's highest court has told Myanmar -- and why it does not amount to much

January 23, 2020 8:40 pm

The ruling of the court is binding on Myanmar, and cannot be appealed. However, no means are available to the court to enforce it.

ICJ orders Myanmar to prevent Rohingya genocide

January 23, 2020 3:49 pm

The United Nations' highest court was hearing a case brought by the African nation of Gambia on behalf of Muslim nations that accuse Myanmar of holding a genocidal campaign against the country's Rohingya Muslims in violation of a 1948 convention.

SC to hear in March plea against plan to deport Rohingya

January 11, 2020 3:09 am

The petition came up before a bench headed by Chief Justice of India S A Bobde. The bench fixed March 18 as the date of hearing. 

As Suu Kyi looks on, Gambia details mass rapes, killings in Myanmar

December 10, 2019 8:58 pm

Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi, a Nobel Peace laureate, looked on impassively as the alleged atrocities were detailed at the beginning of three days of hearings in The Hague instituted by Gambia against Buddhist-majority Myanmar in November.


Hard Look: Rohingya refugee camps in New Delhi & Haryana are absolutely unlivable, their lives deprived of basic dignity

June 22, 2020 6:25 pm

The Indian Express visited four Rohingya refugee camps, two in New Delhi and two more in Haryana. Somya Lakhani tells the story of lives that are stripped of basic dignity.