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In Myanmar, Pope urges justice, respect for ethnic groups

Pope Francis, who is on a historic visit to Myanmar, has called for “justice” and respect for the human rights of ethnic groups, a thinly-veiled reference to the minority Muslim Rohingya who have been facing state-sponsored violence in the Southeast Asian country. Peace can only be achieved through “justice and ...

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Aung San Suu Kyi stripped of UK award over Rohingya genocide

The British city of Oxford has stripped Myanmar’s de facto ruler Aung San Suu Kyi of a prestigious award over her government’s brutal persecution of Rohingya Muslims. The city’s councilors retracted Suu Kyi’s 1997 Freedom of Oxford award, which she personally collected in 2012 for her “pro-democracy” campaign as the ...

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Myanmar’s Suu Kyi is named Islamophobe of the year

SHAFAQNA – Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi was announced the 2017 International Islamophobe of the Year on Sunday. Her atrocities targeting Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslim minority are so egregious that she shot past other nominated international Islamophobes, US President Donald Trump, French far-right party National Front leader Marie ...

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Pope Francis Visits Myanmar, Bangladesh Next Week

The head of the Catholic church and one of the most influential religious figures in the world, Pope Francis is visiting Myanmar at a time when Amnesty International has declared the treatment of Rohingya minorities in Myanmar as “apartheid” and Washington has already said that the situation in Myanmar is ...

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Myanmar treatment of Rohingya called apartheid: Amnesty

Myanmar has subjected Rohingya Muslims to long-term discrimination and persecution that amounts to “dehumanizing apartheid,” Amnesty International said Tuesday in a report that raises questions about what those who have fled a violent military crackdown would face if they returned home. (AP) — Since late August, more than 620,000 Rohingya have ...

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Rohingya refugees “drained” by trauma, says U.N. refugee chief

Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who fled to Bangladesh from violence in Myanmar have been “drained” by the trauma they suffered during the crisis and a struggle to overcome desperate want, the United Nations refugee chief said on Wednesday. REUTERS–   More than 600,000 Rohingya have fled Buddhist-majority Myanmar since ...

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U.S. says it is considering sanctions over Myanmar’s treatment of Rohingya

The United States is taking steps and considering a range of further actions over Myanmar’s treatment of its Rohingya Muslim minority, including targeted sanctions under its Global Magnitsky law, the State Department said on Monday. (reuters) — “We express our gravest concern with recent events in Myanmar’s Rakhine state and the ...

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EU Admits Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar Face Ethnic Cleansing

Alwaght- The European Union has finally admitted that the plight of the oppressed Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar likely constitutes ethnic cleansing. Speaking to Euronews, EU Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid Christos Stylianides said he was “shocked by the magnitude of needs” of the Rohingya he saw on a two-day visit to ...

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Amnesty says Myanmar killed hundreds of Rohingya

Amnesty International says Myanmar security forces killed at least hundreds of people during a systematic campaign to expel Rohingya Muslims. (AP) — The human rights group interviewed more than 120 Rohingya who fled the violence for its report released Wednesday. More than 580,000 refugees have arrived in Bangladesh since Aug. 25, ...

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Lives of Rohingya Muslims mean nothing to UN

The UN special rapporteur on Myanmar, Yanghee Lee, has voiced concern about expulsion of all Rohingya Muslims from the Southeast Asian country. The international community says a lot but does nothing to save the lives of Rohingya Muslim minority in Myanmar, says Jahangir Mohammad, director of the Center for Muslim ...

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