“They can shoot a young woman, but they can’t steal the hope and resolve of a determined people,” UN special rapporteur Tom Andrews said after reports of police using deadly force against protesters.
Statement issued in the name of executive members of Aung San Suu Kyi’s party says authorities began raiding their offices in Mandalay and other regions and seized documents and laptop computers.
Hundreds of villages burned. Mass rapes and large-scale massacres. 700,000 Rohingyas forced into exile.Filmed in both Myanmar and Bangladesh, this film investigates the premeditated nature of ethnic cleansing against the Rohingya minority.
The statement from Bangladesh, which has been providing shelter to over one million Rohingya Muslim refugees, comes hours after Myanmar’s military seized power in a coup against the democratically elected government of Aung San Suu Kyi.
A total of around 6,700 Rohingya refugees have so far been sent to the island of Bhasan Char since December despite concerns raised by human rights groups about the site's vulnerability to storms and flooding.
Only 112 refugees remain at Indonesia’s Lhokseumawethis camp. Nearly 400 refugees arrived at the makeshift camp between June and September last year.
Authorities are investigating the cause of the blaze and have shifted the Rohingya, who were living in more than 400 tents, to another location. Although there were some minor injuries, no deaths were reported.
Bangladesh reports just under 1,000 Rohingya refugees are in the latest group heading to Bhashan Char, despite opposition from rights activists.
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Bangladesh's authorities said it is only moving refugees who are willing to go but many families say they are taken against their will.
Police escorted first of the refugees from Cox’s Bazar to Chittagong port and then on to Bhasan Char – a flood-prone Bay of Bengal island that emerged from the sea 20 years ago.
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