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Investigation reveals horrifying rape accounts told by Rohingya women

Monday, 11 December 2017

The newlyweds were asleep in their home in western Myanmar in June when seven soldiers charged in. The woman, a Rohingya Muslim who agreed to be identified by her first initial, F, knew enough to be terrified. She knew the military had been attacking Rohingya villages, as part of what the United Nations has called ethnic cleansing in the mostly Buddhist nation. She heard just days before that soldiers had killed her parents and that her brother was missing. Now they had come for her. The men ...

Rohingya Muslims should only return to Myanmar under UN supervision

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Global media has reported that Bangladesh has reached an agreement with the government of Myanmar that will allow hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims to return to Myanmar. Rohingya Muslims have been victims of genocide and rape and have had their property destroyed by the Myanmar military and security officers. The United Nations, the US Administration and international human rights organizations have said that these acts were tantamount to ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity. The ...

Dr. Ali Al-Ghamdi

Pope lands in Bangladesh with Rohingya crisis looming large

Thursday, 30 November 2017

Pope Francis arrived Thursday in Bangladesh for the second leg of his six-day trip to Asia with the Rohingya crisis looming large. Francis arrived in the capital amid tight airport security and much anticipation. Huge banners with pictures of the pope and Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina were put up around Dhaka, and St. Mary’s Cathedral was decorated with lights in preparation for his three-day trip to the Muslim majority nation. Security was a concern after a Christian priest ...

Bangladesh agrees with Myanmar for UNHCR to assist Rohingya’s return

Saturday, 25 November 2017

Bangladesh and Myanmar have agreed to take assistance from the UN refugee agency for the repatriation of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims, Bangladesh Foreign Minister Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali said on Saturday. READ ALSO: Will the Rohingya ever return to Myanmar? The two governments signed a pact on Thursday settling terms for the repatriation process, and the return of Rohingya to Myanmar is expected to start in two months. Uncertainty over whether the United Nations High ...

Will the Rohingya ever return to Myanmar?

Thursday, 23 November 2017

The idea that the Rohingya may yet return to Myanmar when the offensive against them in Rakhine state by the Myanmar military stops is being kept alive by at least some. The authorities in Bangladesh certainly seem to hope this will happen, and they use this hope to avoid giving full refugee status to many of those coming across the border from Myanmar.And Aung San Suu Kyi and her civilian government in Myanmar also like to assert that the Rohingya may return: just so long as they can prove ...

Dr. Azeem Ibrahim

Author on Rohingya says Myanmar ‘buying time until attention moves on’

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Myanmar is buying as much time as possible until the world’s attention moves on to the next crisis, a Rohingya expert told Al Arabiya English. Dr. Azeem Ibrahim, research professor at the Strategic Studies Institute of the US Army War College, has authored “The Rohingyas: Inside Myanmar’s Hidden Genocide”. During the interview with Al Arabiya English, he also discussed Russian intervention in the Middle East, Trump’s presidency and other related issues.

Watchdogs: ‘Mounting evidence’ of genocide in Myanmar

Thursday, 16 November 2017

Myanmar security forces slit the throats of Muslim Rohingya and burned victims alive, watchdogs said in a report on Wednesday that cited mounting evidence of genocide against the minority group.The report by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and Southeast Asia-based Fortify Rights documents “widespread and systematic attacks” on Rohingya civilians between October 9 and December of last year, and from August 25 of this year.The 30-page report, entitled “They tried to ...

Tillerson says US considers individual sanctions for Myanmar

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Wednesday that his country was deeply concerned by “credible reports” of atrocities committed by Myanmar’s security forces and called for an independent investigation into a humanitarian crisis that has seen hundreds of thousands of Muslim Rohingya flee to Bangladesh. Speaking at a joint news conference with leader Aung San Suu Kyi in Myanmar’s capital, Tillerson said the US would consider individual sanctions against people found ...

Facebook politics and genocide

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Whether we like it or not, Facebook has become one of the world’s foremost communication medium. It connects over 2 billion people across the world, more than any other service, it disseminates more news than any other social media platform, whether factually accurate or not, and it supports more political and social organisation than any other internet tool. And to hear Mark Zuckerberg talk about it, you’d think Facebook were not too thrilled about it all. Sure, raking in billions ...

Dr. Azeem Ibrahim

The ideology of a genocide

Thursday, 9 November 2017

Of a total population of less than 1 million Rohingya present in Myanmar in mid August this year, more than 600,000 have already been pushed out of the country by a concerted military operation led by the Myanmar military authorities.These military operations included the burning down of villages (visible from satellite imagery), widespread reports of extensive use of rape as a weapon of war, the extrajudicial killing of civilian men, women, and children, as well as laying down mines on the ...

Dr. Azeem Ibrahim

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