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Wednesday, July 14, 2021

UNHRC adopts resolution emphasising justice and repatriation of Rohingyas back to Myanmar

The Daily Star
Star Digital Report
Mon Jul 12, 2021
UN Human Rights Council unanimously adopted a resolution on the "Human Rights Situation of Rohingya Muslims and other Minorities in Myanmar" today, calling on the international community to continue providing humanitarian assistance until they return to Myanmar.

The resolution also emphasized bringing all responsible for torture, crimes against humanity, and war crimes against Rohingyas to justice, while also acknowledging the ongoing criminal proceedings in the International Criminal Court and the International Court of Justice.

U.S. Repeats 'Genocide' Accusations Against China

Radio Free Europe
Radio Liberty

RFE/RL
July 12, 2021
Uyghurs and others pray in the Id Kah Mosque in Kashgar in western China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region during a government-organized trip for foreign journalists in April.


The United States has repeated genocide allegations against China over its treatment of Uyghurs, Kazakhs, and members of Xinjiang's other indigenous, mostly Muslim, ethnic groups.

The message came alongside additional sanctions warnings against Burma, Eritrea, Ethiopia, and South Sudan over ethnic cleansing in their respective conflicts.

All were contained in materials sent by the Biden administration as part of the State Department's annual report to Congress on the prevention of genocides and atrocities.

Torture in Myanmar: Don’t Let the Junta Normalize Cruelty

THE I DIPLOMAT 

By Tomas Max Martin, Ergun Cakal, and Hannah Russell
JULY 13, 2021

Torture – and the fear that it engenders – has been central to the military junta’s efforts to quell popular resistance.



On June 26, CNN reported the story of American-Burmese journalist Nathan Maung, who was released by the Myanmar military after three months of detention, during which time he experienced severe torture. On June 22, Human Rights Watch published the account of a 17-year-old boy, who endured repeated beatings with a bamboo stick filled with cement, blows to the head with the butt of a rifle, and burial up to his neck in a mock execution.

ရိုဟင္ဂ်ာနဲ႔ လူနည္းစုေတြအေပၚၿမန္မာစစ္တပ္ရဲ့ဖိႏွိပ္ တိုက္ ခိုက္မႈေတြဟာ လူ႔အခြင့္အေရး ခ်ိဳးေဖာက္ရာက် ေၾကာင္း ကုလ လူ႔အခြင့္အေရးေကာင္စီမွာ သေဘာတူ

B B C
ဘီဘီစီၿမန္မာပိုင္း
13 ဇူလိုင္ 2021
ရိုဟင္ဂ်ာနဲ႔ တျခားလူနည္းစု လူမ်ိဳးစုေတြအေပၚ ျမန္မာစစ္တပ္ရဲ့ ဖိႏွိပ္တိုက္ခိုက္ေနမႈေတြဟာ လူ႔အခြင့္အေရး ခ်ိဳးေဖာက္ရာက်ေၾကာင္း ျပစ္တင္ေဝဖန္ထားတဲ့ ဆုံးျဖတ္ခ်က္မူၾကမ္းကို ကုလသမဂၢ လူ႔အခြင့္အေရး ေကာင္ စီက အတည္ျပဳလိုက္ၿပီး ရင္ၾကားေစ့ေရးနည္းလမ္းနဲ႔ အေျဖရွာဖို႔ တိုက္တြန္းလိုက္ပါတယ္။

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

လူ႔အခြင္႔အေရးေကာင္စီရဲ႕ ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံဆိုင္ရာဆံုးျဖတ္ခ်က္

VOA
ဗီြအိုေအၿမန္မာပိုင္း
မသိဂႌထုိက္
13 ဇူလိုင္၊ 2021 

လူ႔အခြင္႔အေရးေကာင္စီရဲ႕ ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံဆိုင္ရာ ဆံုးျဖတ္ခ်က္
 

ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံတြင္းက ရိုဟင္ဂ်ာ မူဆလင္ေတြနဲ႔ တျခား လူနည္းစုမ်ားရဲ႕ လူ႔အခြင့္အေရး အေျခအေနဆိုင္ရာ ဆံုးျဖတ္ခ်က္ကို ကုလသမဂၢ လူ႔အခြင့္အေရး ေကာင္စီမွာ တနလာၤေန႔က ခ်မွတ္ခဲ႔ပါတယ္။ လူ႔အခြင့္အေရး ဆိုးဆိုးရြားရြား ခ်ိဳးေဖာက္မႈမွာ တာ၀န္ရွိသူေတြကို တရားဥပေဒေၾကာင္းအရ အျပစ္ေပး အေရးယူႏိုင္ေရးနဲ႔ ႐ိုဟင္ဂ်ာေတြ ဌာေနျပန္ေရးကို အဓိက တိုက္တြန္းထားတဲ႔ ဆံုးျဖတ္ခ်က္မွာ စစ္အာဏာသိမ္းမႈ အေရးကိုေတာ့ ထည့္သြင္း မထားပါဘူး။ မသိဂၤ ီထိုက္ စုစည္းတင္ျပေပးမွာပါ။

႐ိုဟင္ဂ်ာအေရးသေဘာထားေျပာင္းလာၾကေပမယ့္ ဒုကၡ သည္ေတြကေတာ့သံသယရွိဆဲ

VOA
ဗီြအိုေအၿမန္မာပိုင္း
ကိုုေဇာ္၀င္းလႈိင္
12 ဇူလိုင္၊ 2021 

အာခေ်း ပင္လယ္ထဲေမ်ာပါေနတဲ ့ ႐ိုဟင္ဂ်ာမ်ားကို အင္ဒိုငါးဖမ္းေလွမ်ားက ကယ္ဆယ္စဥ္ (ဓာတ္ပံု - AP)

 ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံ အေနာက္ဖက္ျခမ္းက လူနည္းစု မြတ္ဆလင္ေတြျဖစ္တဲ့ ႐ိုဟင္ဂ်ာေတြကို သူတို႔ေခၚဆိုတဲ့ ႐ိုဟင္ ဂ်ာအမည္အတိုင္း တရား၀င္သုံးႏႈန္းၿပီး သူတို႔နဲ႔ လက္တြဲ လုပ္ေဆာင္ဖို႔ အတိုက္အခံ လႊတ္ေတာ္အမတ္ေတြ ဖြဲ႔စည္းထားတဲ့ NUG အမ်ဳိးသား ညီၫြတ္ေရး အစိုးရက ဖိတ္ေခၚထားပါတယ္။ ဒါေပမယ့္ အၾကမ္းဖက္မႈေတြ ၾကံဳေတြ႕ခဲ့ရတာအျပင္ ဖိႏွိပ္ခံဘ၀အျဖစ္နဲ႔ ဆယ္စုႏွစ္ေပါင္းမ်ားစြာ ေနထိုင္ခဲ့ရတဲ့ ႐ိုဟင္ဂ်ာဒုကၡသည္ေတြကေ တာ့ NUG ဘက္က အခုလို ေျပာင္းလဲ အသိအမွတ္ျပဳလာတဲ့အေပၚ အျပည့္အ၀ မယုံၾကည္ႏိုင္ၾကေသးပါဘူး။ လက္ရွိ ႏိုင္ငံေရးအေျပာင္းအလဲေတြ အေပၚ ႐ိုဟင္ဂ်ာဒုကၡသည္ေတြရဲ႕အျမင္သေဘာထားေတြအေၾကာင္း AFP ရဲ႕ သတင္းေဆာင္းပါးကို ကိုေဇာ္၀င္းလႈိင္က တင္ျပေပးပါမယ္။

Saturday, July 10, 2021

Media freedom in Bangladesh under “pressure”, political freedom “restricted”: UK

UNB
UNB NEWS
DHAKA
JULY 08, 202

The United Kingdom (UK) has said media freedom in Bangladesh is under “pressure” while political freedom “remained restricted”.

In its latest report titled "Human Rights and Democracy Report 2020", the UK said there was no overall improvement in the human rights situation in Bangladesh in 2020.

The UK government said it will continue to address governance and human rights concerns in Bangladesh through diplomatic engagement and development programming.

China is not happy about Myanmar’s coup

The Economist
Banyan
Jul 10th 2021

Yet it is betting that the generals will prevail



Almost as soon as the tanks rolled into Naypyidaw, Myanmar’s capital, in February, rumours began circulating on social media about how China would respond. It is a sign of its influence: China is probably the only country that could coax Myanmar’s generals to the negotiating table. The speculation was laid to rest only in June, when the Chinese embassy referred to Min Aung Hlaing, the Burmese commander-in-chief, as Myanmar’s “leader”. The next day, China convened a meeting of foreign ministers from asean, a club of South-East Asian nations, and included the military government’s representative. With their putsch, the generals are trying to wind the clock back to 2010, when they still ran the show. China appears to be adjusting its calendar.

ERASING THE EELAM VICTORY Part 21 A

Lankaweb
KAMALIKA PIERIS
July 8th, 2021

The word genocide” was first coined by Polish lawyer Raphäel Lemkin in 1944 for the killing of Jews in World War II. Genocide was first recognized as a crime under international law in 1946 by the United Nations General Assembly (A/RES/96-I). It was codified as an independent crime in the UN Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide 1948. Sri Lanka signed the Convention in 1950. .The International Criminal Court (est. 2002) which is specifically mandated to judge crimes of Genocide uses the definition given in the UN Convention.

The international legal definition of the crime of Genocide is found in Articles II and III of the 1948 Convention. There must be a proven intent on the part of perpetrators to physically destroy a national, ethnical, racial or religious group. Also action must be taken to carry out the intent. A crime must include elements, intent and action, to be called “genocide.” If the government is to be blamed, it must be a part of state policy.

Analysis: Myanmar turmoil deepens as clashes spread

REUTERS
July 7, 2021
  
July 7 (Reuters) - The farming town of Depayin joined Myanmar's list of shattered communities when the army moved in to crush a local anti-junta militia armed with makeshift weapons.

When army trucks arrived at Depayin around dawn last Friday, local youths assembled to fight back but were quickly overwhelmed, six residents told Reuters by telephone. Dozens of people were killed afterwards by the soldiers and thousands have since fled with whatever they could carry, the residents said.

UN rights expert urges sanctions on Myanmar's oil, gas sectors

REUTERS
July 7, 2021

Summary:

  • UN rights expert calls for sanctions on oil and gas sector
  • Bachelet urges ASEAN to foster dialogue to resolve crisis
  • Nearly 900 killed since Feb. 1 coup, 5,200 detained

GENEVA, July 7 (Reuters) - A United Nations human rights investigator called on countries on Wednesday to impose economic sanctions on Myanmar's oil and gas sector to cripple the junta that took power five months ago.

Myanmar has been in crisis since the military ousted Aung San Suu Kyi's elected government on Feb. 1, unleashing nationwide anger that quickly turned into protests and strikes brutally suppressed by security forces, with nearly 900 killed.

WFP, Korea working together to help Rohingyas in Myanmar, Bangladesh

Dhaka Tribune
Tribune Desk
July 7th, 2021
File photo of a Rohingya refugee camp in Cox's Bazar Syed Zakir Hossain/Dhaka Tribune


Korean contribution to help WFP provide assistance for over 860,000 Rohingyas living at Cox’s Bazar camps

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has received a contribution of $800,000 from the government of the Republic of Korea to support operations in Myanmar and Bangladesh.

Friday, July 9, 2021

Inside the Myanmar mountain camp where rebels train to fight for freedom from the junta

CNN
Exclusive by Sam Kiley,
July 8, 2021

Camp Victoria, Myanmar (CNN)Full-throated they belt out songs of victory, their boots adding the drumbeat as ranks of new recruits jog in formation through their jungle training camp.

There's no doubting the shining eyes of these young people united by an ideal -- freedom from the junta that's smothered democracy in Myanmar.

Nor, perhaps, hiding from the dark tragedy that may await them.

EDUCATION CANNOT WAIT ANNOUNCES US$250,000 IN EMERGENCY GRANT FUNDING IN RESPONSE TO DEVASTATING FIRES AT ROHINGYA REFUGEE CAMP IN BANGLADESH

 EDUCATION CANNOT WAIT

Photo: UNICEF/UN0431936/Saeed

With new funding, local non-profit BRAC and partners will rebuild learning centers, provide mental health services for vulnerable children and youth, and build back better

6 July 2021, New York – The massive March fires in the Cox’s Bazaar refugee camp in Bangladesh took 15 lives and affected more than 61,000 Rohingya refugees. In response to the devastating fires, Education Cannot Wait (ECW) announced today a US$250,000 first emergency response grant that will support non-profit BRAC and other local partners in rebuilding learning centers, and building back better from the tragic disaster that continues to put vulnerable refugee children and youth at risk.

While many major international non-profits and UN organizations have already stepped up their response to the fires, smaller organizations like BRAC lack the funds to fully rebuild.

In Myanmar, the military declares war on medical workers

Los Angeles Times
KRISTEN GELINEAU AND VICTORIA MILKO
ASSOCIATED PRESS
JULY 7, 2021
JAKARTA, Indonesia —
In this Feb. 28 image from video provided by Dakkhina Insight, medics attend to a man who appears to have a chest wound in Dawei, Myanmar.
(Dakkhina Insight via Associated Press)


The clandestine clinic was under fire, and the medics inside were in tears.

Hidden away in a Myanmar monastery, this haven had sprung up for those injured while protesting the military’s overthrow of the government. But now security forces had discovered its location.

A bullet struck a young man in the throat as he defended the door, and the medical staff tried frantically to stop the hemorrhaging. The floor was slick with blood.

In Myanmar, the military has declared war on healthcare — and on doctors themselves, who were early and fierce opponents of the takeover in February. Security forces are arresting, attacking and killing medical workers, dubbing them enemies of the state. With medics driven underground amid a global pandemic, the country’s already fragile healthcare system is crumbling.

Amid Coup Crisis, COVID-19 Hits New Daily Highs in Myanmar

THE I DIPLOMAT

By Sebastian Strangio
July 07, 2021


With health workers on strike and much of the public in open rebellion, a new wave of infections could prove devastating.

The coronavirus is rapidly spreading in crisis-hit Myanmar, with the country recording another record number of daily COVID-19 cases, suggesting that the political situation here is on the verge of being compounded by a grave public health emergency.

The regime’s health ministry reported records of 2,318 cases on Sunday and 2,969 cases on Monday, bringing the total number of infections since the start of the pandemic to 168,374, with 3,461 deaths.

Given the country’s unstable political situation, which has prompted sharp disruptions to COVID-19 testing and containment efforts, it is almost certain that these are underestimates. Yesterday, Radio Free Asia (RFA) reported that hundreds of people have died of COVID-19 over the past 30 days in a single township in northwestern Myanmar.

Thursday, July 8, 2021

အေထာက္အထားမဲ့လို႔ဆိုၿပီး ရိုဟင္ဂ်ာ ၂၀ ဦး ေထာင္ခ်ခံရ

လြတ္လပ္တဲ့အာရွအသံ ( RFA )
ျမန္မာဌာန | သတင္းမ်ား
2021-07-08

ဧရာဝတီတိုင္းမွာ ၂၀၂၁ ဇြန္လ ၂၁ ရက္ေန႔က ဖမ္းခံရတဲ့ ရိုဟင္ဂ်ာေတြကို ဘိုကေလးၿမိဳ႕မွာ ယာယီထိန္းသိမ္းထားစဥ္ Photo: Citizen Journalist

ဧရာဝတီတိုင္း၊ ဘိုကေလးၿမိဳ႕မွာ ၿပီးခဲ့တဲ့ ဇြန္လ ၂၁ ရက္ေန႔က အေထာက္ထားမဲ့ ဝင္ေရာက္လာလို႔ဆိုၿပီး ဘို ကေလး သစ္ေတာႀကိဳဝိုင္းအနီးမွာ ဖမ္းဆီးခံလိုက္ရတဲ့ ရခိုင္ျပည္နယ္က ရိုဟင္ဂ်ာ ၂၀ ဦးကို ၿပီးခဲ့တဲ့ ဇူလိုင္လ ၁ ရက္ေန႔က ဘိုကေလးၿမိဳ႕နယ္ တရား႐ုံးက ေထာင္ဒဏ္ တစ္ႏွစ္စီ အမိန႔္ခ်လိုက္တယ္လို႔ လိုက္ပါ ကူညီေပး ခဲ့သူေတြက RFA ကို ဒီေန႔ေျပာပါတယ္။

Tuesday, July 6, 2021

ရိုဟင္ဂ်ာေတြကို ေတာင္ကိုရီးယားနဲ႔ WFP ေထာက္ပံ့မည္

လြတ္လပ္တဲ့အာရွအသံ ( RFA )
ျမန္မာဌာန | သတင္းမ်ား
2021-07-06 

စစ္ေတြၿမိဳ႕ ဒုကၡသည္စခန္းတခုက ရိုဟင္ဂ်ာဒုကၡသည္မ်ားကို ၂ဝ၂၁ ဇူလိုင္လအေစာပိုင္းက ေတြ႕ရစဥ္။
Photo: Reuters


ျမန္မာနဲ႔ ဘဂၤလားေဒ့ရွ္မွာ ရွိေနတဲ့ ရိုဟင္ဂ်ာအသိုင္းအဝန္းကို ေထာက္ပံ့ကူညီေပးဖို႔ WFP ကုလသမဂၢ ကမၻာ့  စားနပ္ရိကၡာအဖြဲ႕နဲ႔ ေတာင္ကိုရီးယားနိုင္ငံတို႔ ပူးေပါင္းေဆာင္ရြက္ေနၾကတယ္လို႔ ကုလသမဂၢ လူသားခ်င္း စာနာမႈဆိုင္ရာ ညႇိႏွိုင္းေရး႐ုံး UNOCHA ရဲ့ မေန႔က ထုတ္ျပန္ခ်က္မွာ ေဖာ္ျပထားပါတယ္။ ဒီအတြက္ ေတာင္   ကိုရီးယားနိုင္ငံက WFP ကို အေမရိကန္ေဒၚလာ ရွစ္သိန္း ေပးအပ္ခဲ့ပါတယ္။

Why Myanmar may be heading for a full-scale civil war

THE WEEK
JOE EVANS
6 JUL 2021

Civilian death toll rises as military battles anti-coup resistance groups


Resistance fighter with improvised weapon in the southern city of Yangon
Stringer/Getty Images

Myanmar’s security forces have killed at least 25 people in clashes with opponents of the military junta in a township in the central Sagaing region.

Local people in Depayin say the violence erupted after “four military trucks dropped soldiers at the village early on Friday”, Reuters reports.

The alleged raid is the latest in a series of clashes as civilians “increasingly take up arms against the generals who seized power in a coup five months ago”, says Al Jazeera.

Military Junta Completes 5 Months, 800 Killed and 6000 Detained in Myanmar

THE CITIZEN
P.K.BALACHANDRAN 
5 JULY, 2021

On July 1, Myanmar’s military junta completed five months as the ruler of the country after the overthrow of the democratically-elected Aung San Suu Kyi government on February 1.

Over 800 were killed and 6000 detained in crackdowns targeting pro-democracy agitators from February 1 to June 30.

Military action is continuing against ethnic non-Bamar communities and non-Buddhist religious minorities in the North East and North West of the country.

The United Nations and the Western powers led by the United States continue to condemn the forcible take over. The US has imposed a series of new sanctions against the regime, including freezing US$ 1 billion in reserves that Myanmar’s Central Bank was holding at the New York Fed.
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