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US documents systematic killings, sexual violence against Myanmar Rohingya

The report notably avoided using the terms genocide or ethnic cleansing to describe the mass killings of the Rohingya, a mostly Muslim group concentrated in Rakhine state.

published on : 25th September 2018

Rohingya genocide investigation: UN has 'no right to interfere', says Myanmar army chief 

The statement comes a week after UN investigators called on him and other top generals to be prosecuted for genocide against the Rohingya minority.

published on : 24th September 2018

UN chief urges Myanmar government to free Reuters journalists

Reuters reporters Wa Lone, 32, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 28, were convicted on September 3 under the colonial-era Official Secrets Act in a case that was seen as a test of democratic freedoms in Myanmar.

published on : 21st September 2018

World 'won't rest' on Rohingya crisis, UK foreign minister Hunt tells Aung San ​Suu Kyi 

Hunt's rallying cry for accountability comes at the end of a busy two-day visit during which he visited Rakhine before meeting Suu Kyi.

published on : 20th September 2018

Myanmar army should be removed from politics: UN probe

A brutal military crackdown last year forced more than 700,000 Rohingya to flee over the border to Bangladesh. Demands have mounted for those who waged the campaign to face justice.

published on : 18th September 2018

Dozens of inmates escape in Myanmar jailbreak

The escape occurred on Sunday morning as prisoners seized a truck that had entered Hpa-An prison in eastern Karen state.

published on : 16th September 2018

Aung San Suu Kyi says Myanmar's handling of Rohingya could have been better

'We have to be fair to all sides,' Suu Kyi said. 'The rule of law must apply to everyone. We cannot choose and pick,' she added.

published on : 13th September 2018

Myanmar government to refuse media phone calls after the International Criminal Court ruling

The International Criminal Court (ICC) flexed its muscles Thursday with its unprecedented ruling that it had the power to investigate the forced deportation of Rohingya to Bangladesh.

published on : 7th September 2018

World criticism doesn't have Aung San Suu Kyi or Myanmar on the ropes

Experts say not to expect any change of course from the country's leader Aung San Suu Kyi even after a fresh round of withering criticism following conviction of two Reuters reporters. 

published on : 6th September 2018

Wives of jailed Reuters reporters in Myanmar shocked by verdicts

Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo had reported about the army's brutal counterinsurgency campaign that drove 700,000 members of the Muslim Rohingya minority to flee to Bangladesh.

published on : 5th September 2018

Myanmar defends Aung San Suu Kyi over jailed Reuters reporters

The country's president, a close ally of Suu Kyi, could also pardon the reporters but experts say any immediate intervention is unlikely.

published on : 4th September 2018

Aung San Suu Kyi faces global scorn as two journalists get 7 years in prison

Throughout the trial, Suu Kyi had been unmoved by calls to intervene, or even criticise the court case.

published on : 4th September 2018

UK calls for 'immediate' release of two Reuters reporters in Myanmar

UK minister for Asia and the Pacific says the reporters exposed rights violations in Rakhine state, and he has consistently called for their release.

published on : 3rd September 2018

Press freedom group urges Aung San Suu Kyi to free Reuters reporters

Myanmar nationals Wa Lone, 32, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 28, who have been held in Yangon's Insein prison since their arrest in December, were charged with violating the Official Secrets Act.

published on : 3rd September 2018

UN calls for release of jailed journalists; Reuters denounces 'false charges' designed to 'intimidate' press 

Myanmar nationals Wa Lone, 32, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 28, who have been held in Yangon's Insein prison since their arrest in December, were charged with violating the Official Secrets Act.

published on : 3rd September 2018
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