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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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UN expert warns Myanmar may be trying to ‘expel’ all Rohingya Muslims

The UN special rapporteur on Myanmar has expressed concern that the Southeast Asian country may be seeking to “expel” all members of the persecuted Rohingya Muslim community from its territory. Addressing the UN Human Rights Council in the Swiss city of Geneva on Monday, Yanghee Lee warned that a full purge could be the ...

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Footage emerges showing Myanmar police beating Rohingya Muslims

A Rohingya couple whose two elder sons were taken by the Myanmarese military pose for a photograph with their younger children after their escape from Myanmar, in a refugee camp in Teknaf, in Bangladesh, November 24, 2016. (Photo by AFP)

A new video has emerged showing Myanmar’s police using excessive force against Rohingya Muslims in the western state of Rakhine.  A front-page story on Monday in the state-owned Global New Light of Myanmar newspaper said that the video clip was recorded by a police constable. The footage shows Myanmar’s police beating ...

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Myanmar to “write history” without Muslims

Myanmar to write ‘history’ without Muslims

Myanmar´s religious affairs ministry plans to write a book to prove the Rohingya are not indigenous to the country, as tensions grow over a brutal military crackdown on the Muslim minority. Almost 27,000 Rohingya have crossed into Bangladesh since the beginning of November, the UN said on Tuesday, fleeing a ...

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