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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 […]

Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims Face A Surge In Horrific Persecution

Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims Face A Surge In Horrific Persecution

Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims have faced a new wave of violence in recent months, adding to the minority group’s status as one of the world’s most persecuted peoples. Newly released satellite images show that at least 1,500 buildings in Rohingya villages have been burned since early October, according to a Human Rights Watch report released on […]

Myanmar pursuing ‘ethnic cleansing’ of Rohingya: UN official

Myanmar pursuing ‘ethnic cleansing’ of Rohingya: UN official

TEKNAF, BANGLADESH: Myanmar is engaged in “ethnic cleansing” of Rohingya Muslims, a UN official has said, as reports emerged Friday of troops shooting at villagers as they tried to flee. Thousands of desperate people have pushed over the border into Bangladesh in the last few days, bringing with them horrifying stories of gang rape, torture […]

UNHCR warns over looming Rohingya refugee crisis

UNHCR warns over looming Rohingya refugee crisis

The UN has issued a warning over an expected surge of mostly Rohingya and Bangladeshi refugees heading out for southeast Asia by the end of the month. “UNHCR is calling for urgent action before the end of the monsoon season unleashes a new wave of people leaving on boats from the Bay of Bengal,” spokeswoman […]