Washington announces sanctions against Myanmar military's Commander-in-Chief Min Aung Hlaing and other leaders for extrajudicial killings of Rohingya Muslims, barring them from entry to US.
Malaysia FM Saifuddin Bin Abdullah says perpetrators of violence against Myanmar's minority must "be brought to justice," in talks with members of Association of Southeast Asian Nations gathered in Thailand conference.
Amnesty International says it has "received reports that army divisions involved in atrocities against Rohingya in 2017 have been deployed to Rakhine state again in recent weeks," amid fighting between the military and a Buddhist militia.
The United Nations' Special Rapporteur on human rights in Myanmar Yanghee Lee said that for the Rohingya to return to their land "the perpetrators must be held to account."
Fighting between government forces and Arakan Army, an ethnic armed group seeking greater autonomy of the restive state, has forced some 5,000 civilians to flee their homes since early December, the UN says.
The UN says about 2,500 people had been driven from their homes since early December when clashes broke out between government forces and the Arakan Army, one of several groups fighting for more autonomy for ethnic minorities in Myanmar.
Calling Rohingya members of 'extreme religion' an is insult, and ignores the reasons why Rohingya people fear returning to Myanmar, Dhaka officials say following comments by a Myanmar minister.
The forced repatriation of Rohingya refugees to Myanmar is a violation of international law. The repatriation has been halted, for now, and it gives the international community a chance to formulate a new solution.
Roman Catholic Pope Francis urges Myanmar to respect human rights, justice and different ethnicities. But he failed to address the Rohingya crisis and had earlier met with leaders of several faiths saying "unity is always a product of diversity."
US Secretary of State urges Myanmar forces to desist from committing abuses against Rohingya. and allow their safe passage home.
Human Rights Watch says military sexually assaulted and shot Rohingya Muslims on August 27, in revenge for rebel attacks on an army base.
UN officials postpone visit to Myanmar until next week, the UN says. It added that more than 500,000 Rohingya have entered Bangladesh since August 25. The statement comes as 14 Rohingya drowned while trying to reach Bangladesh.
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