18 STORIES TAGGED ‘ROHINGYA’

Human Rights Groups Call for Independent International Investigation of Abuses in Rakhine State

January 22, 2017  •  Author: Karen News

A coalition of more than 40 human rights and civil society organisations have called for an international investigation into the situation in Rakhine State – where reports of violence against the Muslim Rohingya minority continue to emerge. Fortify Rights, a South East Asi... Read more ►

HRW Blame Government Military for Burning Villages in Rakhine State
 – “Witnesses and Satellite Imagery Reveal Pattern of Burning”

December 22, 2016  •  Author: Karen News

The New York based Human Rights Watch have issued a report claiming that satellite imagery and on the ground interviews with refugees support allegations that places “responsibility for burnings of Rohingya villages in Burma’s Rakhine State squarely with the Burmese mili... Read more ►

International Group Calls on Burma’s Gov’t to Address Human Rights Abuses, Discrimination and Violence Against the Rohingya People

April 12, 2016  •  Author: Karen News

The European Burma Network has called on the newly elected NLD government of Burma to “act swiftly” in addressing the humanitarian crisis confronting the country’s Muslim Rohingya population. “The past five years have seen a dramatic escalation of human rights abuses... Read more ►

HRW: Lifting of State of Emergency in Arakan State “Should End Restrictions on Rohingya”

April 1, 2016  •  Author: Karen News

A four-year-long state of emergency has been lifted in Arakan State the day before Burma’s new government took power, leading to calls for restrictions on ethnic Rohingya to also be lifted. On 29 March 2016, the last day of President U Thein Sein’s administration, emerge... Read more ►

Six Men Charged over Using Term ‘Rohingya’ in a 2016 Calendar

December 15, 2015  •  Author: Karen News

Six men have been charged over printing a 2016 calendar which used the term Rohingya, leading to condemnation from a prominent human rights organisation. The calendar, printed in November of this year, referred to Rohingya as an ethnic group of Burma, and was printed in thre... Read more ►

Yale Law School: Treatment of Rohingya “could constitute genocide”

November 3, 2015  •  Author: Karen News

Burma’s government is under pressure to establish an independent inquiry into the treatment of ethnic Rohingya with a new report highlighting widespread human rights abuses that, “could constitute genocide.” A report conducted by the Allard K. Lowenstein Intern... Read more ►

Navy Rescues 200 Rohingya Refugees

May 17, 2015  •  Author: Karen News

Media reports estimate that the Indonesian navy and fishing boats rescued as many as 1,000 asylum seekers off its coast near Aceh, on Friday 15th May. An Indonesian military spokesperson, Major General Fuad Basya, said in a interview with the ABC, Australian’s national bro... Read more ►

UNHCR: Save Lives, Keep Borders Open to Refugees

May 16, 2015  •  Author: Karen News

The United Nations High Commission on Refugees released a media statement on Thursday 13 May, voicing its concerns about the alleged treatment of Rohinhyan refugees by both the Malaysian and Indonesian governments this week. The UNHCR said it was “extremely alarmed at repo... Read more ►

HRW: Rohingya Asylum Seekers Cast Adrift by Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia

May 16, 2015  •  Author: Karen News

Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia’s policy of pushing boats of asylum seekers from Burma is‘cold-hearted,’ Human Rights Watch said in a statement released to the media. The International Organization for Migration estimates that as many as 8,000 Rohingya asylum seekers ... Read more ►

Rohingya UK Group – Urges ASEAN to Rescue and Tackle Causes of Refugee Crisis

May 14, 2015  •  Author: Karen News

The Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK released a media statement on Wednesday 13 May, requestin,g “ASEAN member states to launch an urgent rescue operation for thousands of Rohingya refugees and Bangladeshis stranded in boats off the coasts of Thailand, Malaysia, and Indone... Read more ►

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