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Posts Tagged ‘Arakan State’ (147 found)

AIPMC Condemns Persecution and Killing of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar

As president of the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Myanmar Caucus (AIPMC), I feel it is important to express my deep regret for the failure of the world to react appropriately to the killing and persecution of Muslim ethnic Rohingya in Rakhine State, Myanmar.

It is also regrettable that the recent visit of United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to Southeast Asia occupied the attention of most international media while neglecting and thus tolerating the casualties of grave crimes against humanity in Myanmar […]

July 16, 2012  •  By ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Myanmar Caucus  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Statement No. (4/2012) of Myanmar National Human Rights Commission Concerning Incidents in Rakhine State in June 2012

A team from the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission, comprising the Secretary and two Members, visited Sittway, Maungtaw, Buthidaung and Yathedaung Townships in the Rakhine State from 27 June to 1 July and held discussions with the responsible persons, religious leaders and the victims.

It is found that unexpected and unimaginable incidents occurred in the Rakhine State on 28 March and 3 June […]

July 11, 2012  •  By Myanmar National Human Rights Commission  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma: Campaign Groups Call for Citizenship Law Reform

Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) joins 30 other Burma campaign groups in calling for Burma’s controversial 1982 Citizenship Law to be repealed and replaced with a new law that is compatible with Burma’s obligations under the Universal Declaration of Human Rights […]

July 9, 2012  •  By Christian Solidarity Worldwide  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Situation in Rakhine (Arakan) State and the Rule of Law

Recent events in Rakhine (Arakan) State, Burma, have many causes which need to be addressed.

On all sides, however, there is agreement that there needs to be clarification and proper implementation of citizenship laws […]

July 9, 2012  •  By 34 human rights groups worldwide  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma: Mass Arrests, Raids on Rohingya Muslims

Brutal and Biased Police Response to Sectarian Violence in Arakan State

Burmese security forces have responded to sectarian violence in northern Arakan State with mass arrests and unlawful force against the Rohingya Muslim population, Human Rights Watch said today. Local police, the military, and a border security force known as Nasaka have committed numerous abuses in predominantly Muslim townships while combating the violence between the Rohingya and ethnic Arakan, who are predominantly Buddhist, that broke out in early June 2012 […]

July 5, 2012  •  By Human Rights Watch  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Mass Arrests of Rohingya Taking Place

BROUK has received information from sources from Arakan that police and security forces are continuing to make mass arrests in Burma, and that Rohingya people are being tortured and killed in the process of these arrests […]

July 4, 2012  •  By Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

BROUK Addresses British Parliament on Arakan Crisis

The President of the Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK (BROUK), Tun Khin together with Benedict Rogers (East Asia Team Leader, Christian Solidarity Worldwide) and Chris Lewa (Co-co-ordinator for Arakan Project) presented evidence of the persecution of Rohingyas in Arakan State at a meeting in the British Parliament today. The meeting was chaired by Baroness Kinnock, Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Democracy in Burma, and focused on the current crisis in Arakan State, Burma […]

June 27, 2012  •  By Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma: Crisis in Arakan State Highlighted in British Parliament

The human rights and humanitarian crisis in Arakan State, western Burma, was highlighted today in the British Parliament at a meeting chaired by Baroness Kinnock, Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Democracy in Burma.

Speakers included Benedict Rogers, East Asia Team Leader at Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW), Maung Tun Khin, President of the Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK, and Chris Lewa of the Arakan Project […]

June 27, 2012  •  By Christian Solidarity Worldwide  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Myanmar: Meet Immediate Humanitarian Needs and Address Systemic Discrimination

As the situation in northern Rakhine State remains very tense, Myanmar authorities should ensure full and unfettered humanitarian access to displaced people, and conduct an independent and impartial investigation into recent communal violence, Amnesty International said in a statement today […]

June 19, 2012  •  By Amnesty International  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Philippine Activists Call to End Humanitarian Crisis in Kachin State and Sectarian-Violence Between Buddhists and Muslims in Arakan

“The recent humanitarian crisis in Kachin state and the worsening sectarian violence in Arakan clearly illustrate that despite the perceived democratic reforms, human rights violations continue to thrive in Burma. Today, we offer this birthday candle for Daw Aung San Suu Kyi to give a light of hope to the peoples of Arakan and Kachin who still live in darkness” […]

June 19, 2012  •  By Free Burma Coalition - Philippines and Asia Pacific Solidarity Coalition  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤