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 ►

Fortify Rights: Warns Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia That “Closing Borders and Pushbacks Have Led to Death, Abuse

May 14, 2015  •  Author: Karen News

Fortify Rights, a human rights organization that has been documenting the persecution of Myanmar’s ethnic Rohingya said in a media statement released on Wednesday 13 May that, “Thailand, Malaysia, and Indonesia should immediately coordinate search and rescue operations f... Read more ►

Burma’s Citizenship Law ‘Fuels Repression,” says Human Rights Watch

January 17, 2015  •  Author: Karen News

The New York based Human Rights Watch called on the Burmese government to amend citizenship law, claiming it “fuels repression” and denies basic human rights to the country’s ethnic Rohingya minority. Brad Adams, HRW’s Asia director, said the law entrenched discrimin... Read more ►

Human Rights Group Condemns Burma Government Draft Plan on Rohingya

October 8, 2014  •  Author: Karen News

An international human rights organisation has warned that a draft plan by the Burma government to tackle violence in Rakhine State would entrench discrimination and be counterproductive to peace. Human Rights Watch said in a statement that the government’s draft plan fail... Read more ►

Human Rights Watch: World Bank Must Do More to Pressure Burma over Ongoing Abuses

October 7, 2014  •  Author: Karen News

Human Rights Watch has called on the World Bank Group to pressure Burma’s government to stop ongoing human rights abuses. The New York based human rights organisation acknowledged that Burma had undergone significant reforms since a flawed 2011 election propelled a nominal... Read more ►

Fortify Rights: Charges Against Rohingya Activist “Unfounded”

August 9, 2014  •  Author: Karen News

A Human rights organization has called for the release of a Rohingya activist and politician, Kyaw Hla Aung, 74, who has been detained by authorities for 13 months. Fortify Rights, based in South East Asia, urged Burma’s government to “immediately and unconditionally” ... Read more ►

Rohingya Don’t Count In Burma Census

April 4, 2014  •  Author: Karen News

Burma’s census discriminates against ethnic Rohingya Muslims by refusing to recognise their existence, according to international rights groups, with even the UN agency tasked with carrying out the census expressing deep concerns. A man picks at a bruised piece of fruit, t... Read more ►

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