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Individuals responsible for Rohingya atrocities will face justice: ICC

  Rohingya refugees, who landed on an isolated northern shore near the Malaysia-Thai border, huddle in a group in Kangar on March 1, 2019. (AFP) Following a visit to Bangladesh refugee camps, the ICC’s Phakiso Mochochoko said the fact that Myanmar is not a signatory to the Hague-based international court “will not in any way be a hindrance” to an…

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Individuals responsible for Rohingya atrocities will face justice: ICC

The people responsible for the atrocities that forced hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims to flee from Myanmar’s Rakhine state will be held to account, an International Criminal Court official said on Monday. Following a visit to Bangladesh refugee camps, the ICC’s Phakiso Mochochoko said the fact that Myanmar is not a signatory to the Hague-based international court “will not…

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UN says Bangladesh must take in Rohingya Muslims

The United Nations has called on the government of Bangladesh not to close the border to Rohingya Muslims fleeing war in Myanmar, after Dhaka declared that it would no longer take in Myanmar’s Rohingya. Bangladesh’s Foreign Secretary Shahidul Haque told the Security Council on Thursday that the refugee crisis had gone from “bad to worse” Bedeplored the fact that none…

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Amnesty Intl. slams India for repatriating Rohingya family

  Amnesty International has lambasted India for its disregard for international law after a Rohingya family was deported to Myanmar where the persecuted Muslim minority has been subjected to “genocide” by the Myanmarese military. The five-member Muslim family, which had been behind bars in India’s northeastern Assam state since 2013, was handed over to Myanmar authorities on Thursday, the UK-based rights…

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Rohingya refugees need ‘safety and dignity’ to return home

Professor Nasir uddin, a cultural anthropologist based in Bangladesh, believes that at this stage and under the situation prevailing in Rakhine state, it is not safe for the Rohingya refugees to return to Myanmar. The professor, who has been working with Rohingya people in the borderland of Bangladesh and Myanmar for more than two decades and has written on the…

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Myanmar praises violence-hit Rakhine for ‘auspicious’ year

Myanmar’s president has turned a blind eye to widespread atrocities perpetrated against the Rohingya Muslims, describing the current year as “auspicious” for Rakhine state, the epicenter of the Rohingya crisis. In a statement on Saturday, Win Myint congratulated the “ethnic brothers and sisters” on the 44th anniversary of the Rakhine National Day and falsely claimed that “2018 has been an…

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A generation of Rohingya may be lost: Group

  A group advocating the cause of the persecuted Rohingya Muslims says a generation of the Muslims may be lost due to a lack of education for children and the youth at camps for the displaced in Bangladesh and Myanmar. The Burmese Rohingya Organization UK (BROUK) said in a report on Wednesday that in Bangladesh, authorities had prevented Rohingya youths…

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Bangladesh summons Myanmar’s envoy over minister’s remarks about Rohingya

Bangladesh has summoned Myanmar’s ambassador over controversial comments made by the Myanmarese religion minister about Dhaka and Rohingya Muslim refugees, and called for legal action against him. Senior officials at the Bangladesh Foreign Ministry said on Thursday that Ambassador Lwin Oo had been called in after Myanmar’s religion minister, Thura Aung Ko, claimed in a video release that Rohingya Muslims…

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20 Rohingya Muslims fleeing persecution reach Indonesia

Twenty Rohingya Muslims on a boat have arrived at the northeastern shore of Indonesia’s Sumatra Island, amid a fresh wave of refugee departures from Myanmar and Bangladesh. The disaster mitigation agency in Indonesia’s East Aceh said the 20 Rohingya men had landed in the town of Kuala Idi on Tuesday and were being given food and water. Immigration authorities told…

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20 Rohingya Muslims fleeing persecution reach Indonesia

Twenty Rohingya Muslims on a boat have arrived at the northeastern shore of Indonesia’s Sumatra Island, amid a fresh wave of refugee departures from Myanmar and Bangladesh. The disaster mitigation agency in Indonesia’s East Aceh said the 20 Rohingya men had landed in the town of Kuala Idi on Tuesday and were being given food and water. Immigration authorities told…

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