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All-party International Development Committee links visa refusal to recent report on Rohingya By Ahmet Gurhan Kartal LONDON (AA) – The Myanmar Embassy in London has rejected visas to a British parliamentary delegation, according to the parliamentary group Tuesday. “Today, the Burmese Embassy has failed to provide visas for the International Development Committee to travel to Burma [Myanmar],” […]

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Myanmar bulldozes what is left of Rohingya Muslim villages in vast operation human rights groups say is destroying evidence of crimes. BANGKOK (AP) — First, their villages were burned to the ground. Now, Myanmar’s government is using bulldozers to literally erase them from the earth — in a vast operation rights groups say is destroying […]

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The Honorable Sheikh Hasina The Prime Minister The People’s Republic of Bangladesh Old Sangsad Bhaban Tejgaon, Dhaka-1215 Bangladesh   Dear Honorable Prime Minister, On behalf of Rohingya community, The European Rohingya Council (ERC) would like to appeal to you to re-consider “Rohingya Repatriation” deal so that the return of Rohingya to their homeland is sustainable, […]

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A government adviser explains Dhaka’s approach to the refugee crisis. Nearly a million Rohingya refugees have crossed from their homes in western Myanmar into southeast Bangladesh since August, joining hundreds of thousands of their brothers and sisters who made the same journey in previous years. The Rohingya fled what the United Nations calls “a textbook […]

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Cox’s Bazar: The influx of Rohingya refugees to Bangladesh could fuel terrorism and drugs, Bangladesh information minister Hasanul Haq Inu has warned. In an interview with Firstpost Inu said, “For the past ten years we have been looking into these matters. The jihadi elements have been segregated and isolated and so far, they have not been able to […]

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UNITED NATIONS — A top UN official recounted to the Security Council on Tuesday “heartbreaking and horrific accounts of sexual atrocities” by Myanmar soldiers against Rohingya Muslim women, urging the body to visit the region and demand an end to attacks on civilians. Pramila Patten, special envoy of UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on sexual violence in conflict, said one […]

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