(IRIN) – “They beat them until they vomited blood,” she said, kneading her hands as she recalled how the soldiers struck her neighbours with boots, guns, and sticks. One of her neighbours was battered so badly that his skull cracked, she said. Doi Ra is one of the latest people to be displaced by a long-festering […]

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(The Guardian) – Concerns are growing among United Nations agencies and humanitarian groups over an agreement between the Bangladesh and Myanmar governments to repatriate several hundred thousand Rohingya refugees within two years. Bangladesh state media reported on Wednesday that the first batch of Rohingya would be sent back to Myanmar next week. Rights groups said it […]

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(Myanmar Times) – A total of 113 Civil Society Organisations (CSO) released a statement about youths arrested during 2017 and announced that human rights violations still impact youngsters in Myanmar. The January 14 statement focused on five cases, including the recent Reuters journalist’s arrest. The cases serve to exemplify human rights violation impacting the youth, […]

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(Amnesty) – Following today’s admission by Myanmar’s military that security forces and villagers summarily killed 10 captured Rohingya people and buried them in a mass grave outside Inn Din, a village in Maungdaw, Rakhine State, James Gomez, Amnesty International’s Regional Director for Southeast Asia and the Pacific, said: “This grisly admission is a sharp departure from […]

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(BBC) – It said an inquiry had found that four members of the security forces were involved in the killing of 10 people in Inn Din village near Maungdaw. The report said the four had helped villagers carry out a revenge attack on what it called “Bengali terrorists”. Link

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(UNICEF) – “I spent 6 December through 3 January in Myanmar, almost half of that time in Rakhine State. I traveled to the northern part of the state – where the violence broke out last August, driving 655,000 people, the vast majority of them Rohingya, across the border into Bangladesh. I also went to central Rakhine, […]

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(Project Syndicate) – Amina Begum is a case study in the power of hope. Three months ago, armed vigilantes attacked the six-year-old’s village in Myanmar’s Rakhine State. Amina saw neighbors killed, an uncle wounded by gunfire, and her home razed. Link

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