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Decrying ‘industrial-scale ethnic cleansing,’ UK minister urges Myanmar to create conditions to allow Rohingya to return DHAKA, Bangladesh (BT) – A top British official on Tuesday urged Myanmar’s authorities to ensure a safe environment for the repatriation of hundreds of thousands of persecuted Rohingya Muslims who fled the country since August 2017.  “This major man-made humanitarian crisis has been […]

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UN expert concerned over escalating conflict in Myanmar GENEVA (BT) – A UN expert expressed her concerns over the escalating conflict in northern and central Rakhine and Chin States of Myanmar on Friday, calling for the protection of civilians in the region. In a statement Yanghee Lee, the UN special rapporteur on the situation of human rights in […]

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 Resolution overwhelmingly clears chamber 394-1 WASHINGTON (BT) – The House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed legislation Thursday labeling as “genocide” Myanmar’s ongoing crimes against the country’s minority Muslim Rohingya population.  The resolution cleared the chamber 394-1. Steve Chabot, who introduced the legislation, said in a statement after its passage that he asked fellow lawmakers to “affirm that the […]

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UK can play crucial role in ending Rohingya genocide  Cross-party panel also discusses role of international community and International Criminal Court LONDON (AA) – The UK can play an instrumental role in bringing an end to the Rohingya genocide by Burmese authorities, a parliamentary session heard late Monday.  The message was conveyed at an event organized […]

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Some of the most disadvantaged women in the world are at risk of being further marginalised due to oppressive and sexist policies, Amnesty International warned today as it launched its annual review on the state of global human rights. The 52-page report, Rights Today, launches on the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights […]

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Lou Aguila Bangkok ( BT)  The Myanmar government must first show ‘clear signs of sincerity’ of its recalibrated position of allowing the Rohingya back to their communities, particularly in violence-riddled Rakhine State of the country. Mark Green, the administrator of USAID (United States Agency for International Development, stressed this statement at the conclusion of his […]

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Sanctions could target top officials or businesses linked to country’s military. Several EU countries are considering expanding sanctions against Myanmar in the wake of calls from the United Nations for senior military officials from the country to be investigated for genocide against the Rohingya population. The EU has already placed sanctions — including a travel ban and asset freezes — […]

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