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House Foreign Affairs Committee calls on Trump to acknowledge Myanmar Rohingya conflict as 'genocide'
Ed Royce (R-CA) , Chairman of the US House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs, called upon the Trump administration Wednesday to "go further" in its reaction to the Myanmar Rohingya conflict and to condemn crimes against the Rohingya pe (More)
HRW: 'methodical massacre' of Rohingya and continued destruction of villages in Myanmar
Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Tuesday detalied the "methodical massacre" in the Rohingya village of Tula Toli, also known as Min Gyi, in Burma's Rakhine State on August 30, 2017. HRW alleges that Tula Toli was attacked by several hundred Burmese sol (More)
US House passes resolution condemning 'ethnic cleansing' in Myanmar
The US House of Representatives voted 423-3 on Wednesday to approveH. Con. Res. 90 condemning "ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya and calling for an end to the attacks in and an immediate restoration of humanitarian access to the state of Rakhine i (More)
UN rights chief: cannot rule out genocide in Myanmar
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein said Tuesday that he could not rule out that genocide is occurring in Myanmar against the Rohingya Muslim minority. During statements to a special session of the UN Human Rights Council (More)
UN humanitarian committee calls for action on situation in Myanmar
The Third Committee of the UN General Assembly passed a resolution on Thursday calling on authorities in Myanmar to address a number of human rights concerns related to the treatment of the country's Rohningya population. The committee, which focus (More)
UN Security Council condemns violence in Myanmar
UN Security Council (UNSC) President Sebastiano Cardi on Monday condemned violence in Myanmar's state of Rakhine and urged the Myanmar government to stop using excessive military force and "work with Bangladesh and the United Nations to allow the v (More)
Bangladesh, Myanmar officials agree to draft repatriation deal for Rohingya Muslims
Bangladesh and Myanmar officials agreed on Monday to a plan for the repatriation of more than half a million Rohingya Muslim refugees who have fled across the border to Bangladesh. Under the agreement [Myanmar Times report], refugees would have the o (More)
Aung San Suu Kyi condemns human rights violations in Rakhine
Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi in a national address on Tuesday condemned human rights violations in the nation's state of Rakhine, without addressing accusations from the UN and rights groups concerning the country's campaign of ethnic (More)
Kerry urges Myanmar to promote further human rights reforms
US Secretary of State John Kerry offered support to Myanmar's newly democratic government Sunday and urged the country to push more democratic reform and address human rights issues. Though Myanmar is no longer under military rule, Senior General Mi (More)
UN rights expert welcomes release of political prisoners in Myanmar
Yanghee Lee, the UN Special Rapporteur on human rights in Myanmar, on Tuesday welcomed the release of political prisoners in that country. The Special Rapporteur stated that "it was ... touching to see joyful scenes across the country as individual (More)
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