February 25, 2014
by Bradley McAllister
Fortify Rights, an independent human rights group based in Southeast Asia, issued a 79-page report on Tuesday claiming evidence the Myanmar government ordered policy discrimination against Rohingya Muslims. The report is based on 12 leaked official documents going back to 1993, which reveal ...[read more]
January 7, 2014
by Julie Deisher
Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Monday urged Thailand to work with the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) to screen detained persons for refugee status and the mandate to protect refugees and stateless people. Thousands of ethnic Rohingya fleeing abuse in Rakhine state enter Thailand seeking asylum. According ...[read more]
October 27, 2013
by Julie Deisher
The UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Myanmar, Tomas Ojea Quintana, warned on Friday that sectarian violence between the Rakhine Buddhists and Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine State is contributing to wider anti-Muslim sentiments in Myanmar, threatening the positive changes ...[read more]
July 17, 2013
by Peter Snyder
The UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Myanmar, Tomas Ojea Quintana, on Tuesday commended the Myanmar government for disbanding the Nasaka, a border patrol force that had been operating in Rakhine state. The Nasaka have been accused of numerous humans rights violations against... ...[read more]
June 20, 2013
by Peter Snyder
The government of Myanmar must do more to combat religious and ethnic discrimination against minorities or risk undermining the reform movement according to a statement made by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay Wednesday. Pillay commended Myanmar President Thein Sein for statements ...[read more]
November 18, 2012
by Max Slater
Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Saturday accused Myanmar's government and security forces of being complicit in attacks on Rohingya Muslims in October that forced 35,000 people from their homes. Based on satellite imagery of Muslim communities in Myanmar's Arakan State, HRW claimed that in some cases, ...[read more]
October 28, 2012
by Matthew Pomy
Human Rights Watch (HRW) called Saturday for an end to the sectarian violence in Myanmar between the Rakhine Buddhists and Rohingya Muslims. HRW detailed an arson attack in the coastal Rohingya neighborhood at the edge of Kyaukpyu city. HRW also called on the government to do more to end the ...[read more]
August 18, 2012
by Keith Herting
Myanmar president Thein Sein on Friday announced the creation of a 27-member commission tasked with investigating the cause of the sectarian violence between Rohingya Muslims and Rakhine Buddhists. The clashes, which began in May and carried on into June in the western Rakhine state, were ...[read more]
August 1, 2012
by Dan Taglioli
Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Wednesday released a 56-page document accusing Myanmar security forces of human rights abuses against a minority religious community in June. "The Government Could Have Stopped This": Sectarian Violence and Ensuing Abuses in Burma's Arakan State alleges that government ...[read more]
July 27, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay on Friday expressed concern about the continued violence and human rights violations prevalent in Myanmar's Rakhine state since clashes began between its Buddhist and minority Rohingya Muslim communities in May. Pillay said that independent reports ...[read more]

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