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UN calls for justice for victims of sexual and gender-based violence in Myanmar
The UN Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar said in a report Thursday that the country's military must stop using sexual and gender-based violence to terrorise and punish ethnic minorities. The Mission concluded that "rape and (More)
Secretary of State Pompeo sanctions Myanmar military leaders for 'gross human rights violations'
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo publicly designated four members of Myanmar's military on Tuesday. The public designation, made under Section 7031(c) of the Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2018, means (More)
Independent report condemns UN conduct in Myanmar and the abuse against Rohingya Muslims.
The UN accepted an independent report on Monday that highlights the 'systemic failure' of the UN to work with authorities in Myanmar to curb the abuse of Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine state. Gert Rosenthal, a former Guatemalan Foreign Affairs Minist (More)
Myanmar military still committing war crimes in Rakhine: Amnesty report
Amnesty International on Wednesday released a report claiming the Myanmar military has committed violations of war crimes and other human rights violations against the ethnic armed group the Arakan Army (AA) since January 4. The report finds that (More)
Myanmar: Reuters journalists among prisoners granted amnesty
Myanmar President Win Myint granted amnesty on Monday to 6,520 prisoners, including journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo. The journalists, reporters for Reuters, were arrested in September for alleged violations of Myanmar's Official Secrets Act an (More)
Myanmar high court upholds 7-year sentences of two Reuters journalists
The Myanmar Supreme Court of the Union on Tuesday rejected the appeals of two Reuters journalist who were sentenced to seven years in prison for violating the Official Secrets Act. Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were detained in December 2017 while inves (More)
UN rights experts condemn India decision to deport Rohingya to Myanmar
UN human rights experts on Tuesday condemned the Indian government for the deportation of three Rohingya to Myanmar despite international law which prohibits the practice. According to the UN experts, India has separated and forcibly returned Roh (More)
Myanmar court sentences prominent Rakhine leader to 20 years for treason
A Myanmar court in Sittwe on Tuesday sentenced prominent Rakhine leader Aye Maung to 20 years in prison for treason and defamation stemming from a January 2018 speech made one day before deadly riots broke out. Maung, a member of parliament and fo (More)
Myanmar military reported to be shelling villages in Rakhine State
Amnesty International reported Monday that the Myanmar Army has bombed villages and cut off access to food and humanitarian assistance while targeting rebels in the Rakhine State. "Security forces have also used vague and repressive laws to detain (More)
Myanmar court rejects reporters's appeal
The High Court of Myanmar on Friday rejected the appeal of Reuters reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, who were sentenced to seven years in jail for violating the Official Secrets Act in September. The journalists were arrested in 2017 while invest (More)
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