Myanmar

The world is creating another Palestine

The world is creating another Palestine

The international community must act swiftly on the Rohingya crisis or the world will create another Palestine. That was the stark warning issued by a delegation from the Middle East in a meeting with the Speaker of the Bangladesh Parliament on Tuesday. The members of the delegation included representatives of a major charity and Algerian […]

Rape of Rohingya women by Myanmar’s armed forces is sweeping and methodical

Rape of Rohingya women by Myanmar’s armed forces is sweeping and methodical

Sexual assault survivors aged 13 to 35 years describe horrific experiences, even as the government dismisses their claims as “fake.” The soldiers arrived, as they often did, long after sunset. It was June, and the newlyweds were asleep in their home, surrounded by fields of wheat they farmed in western Myanmar. Without any warning, seven soldiers burst […]

U.N. official says will raise sexual violence against Rohingya with ICC

U.N. official says will raise sexual violence against Rohingya with ICC

DHAKA (Reuters) – A senior United Nations official said on Sunday she would raise the issue of persecution of Myanmar’s Rohingya minority, especially sexual violence and torture, with the International Criminal Court (ICC). Pramila Patten, Special Representative of the Secretary- General on Sexual Violence in Conflict, also said around $10 million is needed immediately to […]

Why is the Rohingya crisis not classed as genocide?

Why is the Rohingya crisis not classed as genocide?

Almost 150 nations are signatories to a convention which stipulates what is and isn’t classed as genocide, writes Sky’s Sam Kiley. Sam Kiley Foreign Affairs Editor – SKY News The Rohingya crisis “seems a textbook example of ethnic cleansing”, according to the United Nations’ human rights chief. But it is not yet officially genocide. One […]

UN’s Yanghee Lee denied access to Rohingya villages

UN’s Yanghee Lee denied access to Rohingya villages

UN special rapporteur Yanghee Lee looking into country’s human rights record, including alleged abuses against Rohingya. UN special rapporteur on human rights Yanghee Lee has been denied access to some areas in Myanmar’s northern Rakhine State, with the government citing “security concerns” for its decision. Al Jazeera also learned on Sunday that Lee was only […]