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The Norwegian Nobel Committee said the Nobel Peace Prize to Aung San Suu Kyi will not be withdrawn in the light of a United Nations report that said Myanmar's military carried out mass killings of Muslim Rohingya.
Myanmar rejected the findings of a UN investigation alleging genocide by its military against the Rohingya, after the US and other countries joined growing calls for them to face justice.
The call, accompanying the first report by UN investigators, amounts to some of the strongest language yet from UN officials who have denounced alleged human rights violations in Myanmar since a bloody crackdown began last August.
August 25 marks one year since the Muslim minority started to flee across the border into Bangladesh to flee rape, murder and torture by the Myanmar military and Buddhist groups which the United Nations has likened to ethnic cleansing.
UNICEF says Bangladesh prohibits refugees from receiving formal education, because the government is concerned the Rohingya population may become a "permanent fixture."
In a lecture in Singapore, Myanmar's civilian leader did not mention by name the Rohingya Muslims, more than 700,000 of whom have fled Rakhine state since an army crackdown which the UN has likened to genocide.
The sanctions by the Treasury Department marked the toughest US action so far in response to Myanmar’s crackdown on the Rohingya minority.
Just 1,000 police officers guard the labyrinthine shanties that make up the giant camps and authorities want to more than double the force in the wake of several grizly murders.
Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo Wa Lone are accused of possessing sensitive material linked to army operations in Rakhine state. The pair were working on the atrocities committed against Muslim Rohingya, of whom 700,000 have fled to Bangladesh.
Turkey hosts a meeting on the Rohingya crisis focusing on the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Myanmar's Rakhine and Bangladesh's Cox's Bazar.
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.
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