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19 September 2018 14:52

The International Criminal Court has opened a preliminary probe into Myanmar military's crimes, including killings, sexual violence and forced deportations, against members of the Rohingya Muslim minority group in the Southeast Asian nation. Prosecutor of the Hague-based, Fatou Bensouda, will look into whether there is compelling evidence to warrant a full investigation into Myanmar's military crackdown, which has claimed the lives...

19 September 2018 8:20

  The International Criminal Court has opened a preliminary probe into Myanmar military's crimes, including killings, sexual violence and forced deportations, against members of the Rohingya Muslim minority group in the Southeast Asian nation. Prosecutor of the Hague-based, Fatou Bensouda, will look into whether there is compelling evidence to warrant a full investigation into Myanmar's military crackdown, which has claimed the lives...

18 September 2018 16:51

The United Nations (UN) has reiterated its call for the prosecution of Myanmar’s top military officials for what the international body has conclusively decided is genocide against the Rohingya Muslim minority group. UN investigators said in a report on Tuesday that Rohingya Muslims had faced four of five prohibited acts defined as genocide at the hands of Myanmar’s military in the...

13 September 2018 12:04

  Aung San Suu Kyi, the leader of Myanmar, whose military has killed, maimed, tortured, and detained thousands of minority Rohingya Muslims, has sought to downplay the atrocities, which the United Nations (UN) has conclusively said constitute genocide. In brief remarks about the violence on Thursday, Suu Kyi said, “There are of course ways in which, with hindsight, the situation could’ve been handled...

10 September 2018 13:45

The United Nations (UN)’s new human rights chief has called for the establishment of “an independent international mechanism” to prepare criminal indictments against Myanmar’s military for atrocities committed against the Rohingya Muslim community. Michelle Bachelet, who took office as the UN’s High Commissioner for Human Rights early this month, urged the Human Rights Council in an address on Monday to create...

3 September 2018 17:34

A court in Myanmar has sentenced two Reuters journalists to seven years behind bars for what it called “breaching” a state secrets act while reporting on the military’s ethnic-cleansing campaign against Rohingya Muslims, a ruling that quickly drew harsh criticisms from all over the world. Journalists Wa Lone, 32, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 28, were detained in December last year after reporting on...

29 August 2018 13:37

Myanmar has blatantly rejected the findings of a United Nations (UN) investigation that holds the country’s military responsible for committing genocide against its minority Rohingya Muslim population. “We didn’t allow the FFM (the UN Fact-Finding Mission) to enter into Myanmar; that’s why we don’t agree and accept any resolutions made by the Human Rights Council,” Myanmar’s government spokesman Zaw Htay said...

25 August 2018 13:06

  Thousands of Rohingya Muslim refugees have rallied in Bangladesh, calling for justice on the anniversary of Myanmar’s deadly crackdown on the persecuted ethnic minority group. The refugees marched outside refugee camps in Bangladesh’s coastal region of Cox’s Bazar on Saturday, marking the first anniversary of Myanmar’s atrocities that sparked a mass exodus of some 700,000 to camps in Bangladesh. "We are Rohingya,...

18 August 2018 14:48

Human Rights Watch has warned that a panel set up by Myanmar to probe atrocities against Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine state does not seem to be performing its task in a “serious and impartial” manner. "It’s now clear that Myanmar’s new ‘independent commission of inquiry’ into human rights violations committed in Rakhine State will not be a serious and impartial investigation...

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