Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, who've been behind bars since December 2017, were convicted of possessing classified documents relating to security operations in Rakhine during a brutal military crackdown against Rohingya Muslims.
Report shows refugee settlements and nearby residential areas in Bangladesh face significant food insecurity as Bangladesh police shoot refugee suspects accused of economic crimes.
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Police found the refugees at two separate places in Cox's Bazar, raising the number of Rohingya being rescued from traffickers to more than 100 in less than a week.
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."
The refugees have been living in India-administered Kashmir and some of them carry identity cards issued by UNHCR. But India's Hindu right-wing government regards them as illegal aliens, and does not recognise the UN refugee agency's cards.
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.
Saudi Arabia has long projected an image of itself as a defender of Muslims, that claim is increasingly being challenged as it now sends Rohingya refugees back to Bangladesh – a country they had fled.
Aid groups say the pace of new arrivals in Bangladesh has escalated since January 3, as India hands over more stateless Muslim refugees to Myanmar army.
Ethnic Rakhine militants launched pre-dawn raids on four police stations near Bangladesh border, Myanmar army says. Militant group Arakan Army, which wants more autonomy, says it took 14 security personnel "prisoners of war".
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.
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