Rohingya Muslims trapped in no man's land between Myanmar and Bangladesh are sitting ducks vulnerable to violence from the Myanmar military.
A UN fact-finding mission has called for the prosecution of Myanmar officials to the full extent of the law for the first time, but unfortunately, the Rohingya are no closer to returning home.
The sanctions by the Treasury Department marked the toughest US action so far in response to Myanmar’s crackdown on the Rohingya minority.
The president of the International Committee of the Red Cross says "over a million people live in misery, held hostage to a profoundly unsettling contradiction." Peter Maurer was speaking after visiting Rohingya refugees in Myanmar and Bangladesh.
More than 700,000 Rohingya Muslims were forced to flee Rakhine state after a military crackdown that the United Nations has said amounts to “ethnic cleansing.”
Friday marks two years since a civilian government was sworn into office in Myanmar, ending decades of complete military rule. The road to democracy since then has been rocky.
UN official Marzuki Darusman probing possible genocide in Myanmar’s Rakhine state says social media spread hate speech as military and Buddhist mobs forced nearly 700,000 Rohingya Muslims from villages.
Rohingya insurgents demand that the Muslim minority community be consulted on all decisions affecting their future.
Zeid Raad al Hussein, the UN's human rights chief, condemns "widespread, systematic and shockingly brutal" attacks against the Rohingya, as well as decades of discrimination and persecution.
Acquitted after a four-year trial that ended in 2013, prosecutors hope they can successfully prosecute the two in a bid to establish a judicial link between Belgrade's then-government and the wartime atrocities in Bosnia.
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