Tag: ethnic cleansing
Supporters believe the pair have been punished for investigating a massacre of 10 Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar's western Rakhine state in September 2017.
The two Reuters journalists are saying that they were victims of a police set-up, pointing to testimony from a serving officer who said authorities ordered others to entrap them.
The reporters and one police witness for the prosecution have testified they were set up by police to block or punish them for their reporting of a mass killing of Rohingya Muslims.
The Nobel peace prize laureate, once seen as the face of Myanmar's struggle for democracy, has been criticised for her failure to speak out against a military crackdown on Rohingya Muslims.
Bangladesh and Myanmar have signed a repatriation agreement but the Rohingya refuse to return without guarantees of safety and rights, including freedom of movement and citizenship.
The Myanmar government has previously pledged to do its best to make sure repatriation under an agreement signed with Bangladesh in November would be "fair, dignified and safe".
Some 700,000 Rohingya have been driven into neighbouring Bangladesh since last August by a major army crackdown -- purportedly intended to "clear" northern Rakhine state of militants from the Muslim minority.
UN human rights chief claims that alleged mass graves were destroyed in bid to hide evidence, adding that 'ethnic cleansing is still underway'.
A UN human rights envoy said Myanmar is continuing its "ethnic cleansing" of the Rohingya with a "campaign of terror and forced starvation" in Rakhine state.
The pair are now facing up to 14 years in prison on charges of possessing classified documents in violation of the colonial-era Official Secrets Act.
According to witnesses, 2 were hacked to death by Buddhist villagers, while the rest were shot by soldiers.
More than half the Rohingya refugees who escaped are women and children. They made it out alive but not without scars.
Tillerson said Myanmar's response to the crisis would be vital to determining the success of its transition to becoming "a more democratic society".
The Malaysian delegation should have spoken up at the Asean Summit, says Razak Baginda.
Experts said Bangladeshi Islamist extremist groups could exploit the situation and forge closer ties with Rohingya militants.
Under the UN Convention to prevent genocide, which came into force in 1951, perpetrators must be shown to have the "intent to destroy in whole or in part" a group based on its nationality, ethnicity, race or religion.
A 300-strong Buddhist mob in Rakhine's state capital Sittwe massed late Wednesday at a jetty where a boat carrying relief goods was preparing to travel up river to hard-hit Maungdaw.
She also called on the international community to support her government’s efforts to end conflict with other ethnic minority guerrillas, and to support peace across the whole country and not to focus just on “little afflicted areas”.
However, Myanmar community leader urges Malaysians against doing so and asks for help to resolve the conflict through peaceful means.
The following are questions and answers on the violence.
The council met behind closed doors in late August to discuss the violence, but there was no formal statement from the council.
The Islamic Medical Association of Malaysia says workers should be able to conduct their duties without fear of violence following the UN World Food Programme’s move to suspend activities to help Rohingya refugees.
Myanmar considering lodging an official complaint with Asean over what it calls a serious breach of pledge of non-interference in fellow member's domestic issues.
Police to probe Twitter user who accuses Umno of "ethnic cleansing" during the May 13 and Kampung Medan riots.
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