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Posts Tagged ‘Muslim Rohingya’ (13 found)

Advisory Commission on Rakhine State – A Welcome Investigation into Arakan State’s Human Rights and Humanitarian Crisis

Former U.S. president Jimmy Carter (R), former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan (C) and former Algerian Foreign Minister Lakhdar Brahimi, members of the Elders group, attend a meeting with Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (not in picture) in Moscow, Russia, April 28, 2015. Members of the Elders independent group are global political and public figures, who held top posts in their countries and international organizations, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia official web site. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov - RTX1AM1E

On 23 August 2016, the Ministry of the Office of the State Counselor announced the formation of a nine-member Advisory Commission on Rakhine State […]

August 30, 2016  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma’s Ma Ba Tha Receives Long Overdue Admonishment

MBT-complaintThe ultranationalist Buddhist organization, the Ma Ba Tha also known as the Association of the Protection of Race and Religion, has received considerable pressure during the past two weeks […]

July 18, 2016  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Statement on the Destruction of Thaye Thamein Mosque, Waw Township, Bago Division, Burma

We were informed that a mosque, a children school and some Muslim-­‐owned properties in Thaye Thamein village, Waw township, Bago division, Burma were destroyed by a Buddhist terrorist group on June 23, 2016 […]

June 24, 2016  •  By Burmese American Muslims Association  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein: Zeid urges action to address serious rights violations against Rohingya and other minorities in Myanmar

GENEVA (20 June 2016) – UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein on Monday urged the new Government in Myanmar to take concrete steps to put an end to the systemic discrimination and ongoing human rights violations against minorities as he released a new report that highlights the plight of these minorities, in particular the large Rohingya Muslim community in Rakhine State.

June 20, 2016  •  By United Nations Human Rights Council  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Myanmar: Release Four “Rohingya Calendar” Political Prisoners

(Yangon, June 17, 2016)—The Government of Myanmar should immediately and unconditionally release four men who were convicted and sentenced on Tuesday for printing the word “Rohingya” in a 2016 calendar, Fortify Rights said today […]

June 17, 2016  •  By Fortify Rights  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

As Temperatures Rise, so do Religious Tensions

13063223_1229802143730602_7431748223013740437_oThe ugly head of religious extremism has reared again as a number of incidents involving nationalistic and extremist figures spreading hateful and destructive messages have presented a huge challenge to the National League for Democracy (NLD)-led Government just one month into its term in office […]

May 3, 2016  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

COUNTDOWN TO ANNIHILATION: GENOCIDE IN MYANMAR

Genocide in MyanmarThe Rohingya face the final stages of genocide. Decades of persecution have taken on a new and intensified form since mass killings in 2012. The marked escalation in State-sponsored stigmatisation, discrimination, violence and segregation, and the systematic weakening of the community, make precarious the very existence of the Rohingya […]

October 29, 2015  •  By International State Crime Initiative  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma’s Challenge: Democracy, Human Rights, Peace, and the Plight of the Rohingya

Chairman Salmon, Ranking Member Sherman, and distinguished Members of the Subcommittee, thank you for the opportunity to appear before you today to testify on the important issues of democracy, the protection of human rights, and forging sustainable peace in Burma […]

October 21, 2015  •  By Daniel R. Russel, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs  •  Tags: , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Southeast Asia: Persecuted Rohingya Refugees from Myanmar Suffer Horrific Abuses at Sea

Rohingya women, men and children attempting to flee persecution in Myammar by boat earlier this year were killed or severely beaten by human traffickers if their families failed to pay ransoms, and kept in hellish, inhuman conditions, Amnesty International reveals in a new report today […]

October 21, 2015  •  By Amnesty International  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤