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Showing posts with label Myanmar. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Myanmar. Show all posts

Tuesday, December 28, 2021

UN Calls for Investigation After Dozens Massacred in Myanmar

TRT World
27 Dec 2021

The United Nations is calling for a thorough and transparent investigation into the massacre of at least 35 people, including women and children, in Myanmar's eastern Kayah state. The incident, that's reported to have taken place on December 24, came to the world's attention after photos taken by the Karen Human Rights Group showed bodies on the backs of trucks, burnt beyond recognition. While Myanmar's military stands accused of another mass killing, the country's state media is reporting that the army had shot and killed terrorists. International condemnations are in order, but are these enough to change the reality on the ground? 
Maung Zarni
 Adviser to Genocide Watch 
Nay San Lwin 
Co-founder of the Free Rohingya Coalition 
Htwe Htwe Thein 
Associate Professor at Curtin University 
Link: Here

Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Is There Any Solution to Myanmar’s Rohingya Crisis?

December 21, 2021

The February coup has further complicated the potential return of more than 1 million Rohingya refugees to Myanmar.

In the 10 months since the Myanmar military’s seizure of power tipped the nation into a toxic, nationwide political emergency, another serious crisis – that facing the Rohingya refugees of Bangladesh – has largely been consigned to the margins of international attention.

More than 1 million mostly Muslim Rohingya civilians have been entrapped, limbo-like, in the rambling refugee camps that surround the town of Cox’s Bazar in southeastern Bangladesh, since fleeing in scorched-earth military offensives in Myanmar’s Rakhine State in 2016 and 2017. While a solution was remote even before the coup, the new crisis has further compounded their troubles, complicating any resolution to the refugee emergency, while also distracting international attention away from what might be done to resolve it.

Friday, December 10, 2021

Can Facebook be blamed for pogroms against Rohingyas in Myanmar?

Dec 11th 2021 edition

Lawsuits in America and Britain seek billions of dollars in damages

THAT FACEBOOK was used to spread rhetoric that incited carnage in Myanmar is hardly up for debate. According to the lead author of a UN report published in 2018 the firm’s platform played a “determining role” in the violence inflicted on Rohingya Muslims by marauding Buddhists. Facebook acknowledges that it did not do enough to prevent its services from being abused. But whether it is liable for what happened is a trickier question.
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It may soon be answered. A legal campaign is under way on both sides of the Atlantic. It claims that Facebook, now renamed Meta, should be held liable for allowing users to spread such content during the Rohingya genocide. A letter delivered to Facebook’s London offices on December 6th gave the firm notice of intent to sue it in the High Court. That suit will be on behalf of Rohingyas living everywhere in the world outside America, including Bangladesh, where 1m or so dwell as refugees.

Tuesday, December 7, 2021

3 feared dead as Myanmar army truck runs down protesters

AP News
6th December 2021

FILE - Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi waits to address judges of the International Court of Justice on the second day of three days of hearings in The Hague, Netherlands on Dec. 11, 2019. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong, File)

BANGKOK (AP) — An army vehicle plowed into a peaceful march by anti-government protesters in military-ruled Myanmar’s biggest city, reportedly killing at least three people, witnesses and a protest organizer said.

Sunday’s march was one of at least three held in Yangon, and similar rallies were reported in other parts of the country a day ahead of an expected verdict in the first of about a dozen criminal cases against former leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who was toppled in a military takeover on Feb. 1.

UN and US condemn Myanmar military after protest reportedly turns deadly in Yangon

By Pierre Meilhan and Cape Diamond,
December 6, 2021
Protesters walk down the street to protest against the military coup and demand the release of deposed civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

(CNN)At least five people were killed in Myanmar when a vehicle plowed into anti-junta protesters this weekend, according to local media. The attack took place in a Yangon township, news outlet Myanmar Now reported Sunday, citing protesters and eyewitnesses. 

One reporter who witnessed the incident told CNN that it was a military vehicle that rammed demonstrators. 

Tuesday, November 30, 2021

By the principle of “universal justice”, Argentina will investigate crimes against humanity against the Rohingya community in Myanmar

28th November 2021

Refugees crossing from Myanmar into Bangladesh (REUTERS file / Jorge Silva)

The news came late due to the time difference. The six women of the Rohingya community, living as refugees in Bangladesh and who dared to tell that they had been raped by the military of their country while murdering their family, felt “relief and hope”. It is that they had just heard how thousands of kilometers away the Argentine Justice had resolved open a criminal case to investigate the crimes to which they and their community were subjected.

Argentinian judiciary to open case against Myanmar military over Rohingya genocide

Dhaka Tribune
November 28th, 2021
File photo: Unidentified men carry knives and slingshots as they walk past a burning house in Gawdu Tharya village near Maungdaw in Rakhine state, in northern Myanmar on September 7, 2017 AFP

The Gambia in 2019 launched a case against Myanmar for violating the Genocide Convention with ICJ

The Argentinian judiciary has taken a step to open a case against the Myanmar military – including Min Aung Hlaing and much of the current junta’s senior leadership – over the genocide against the Rohingyas, Burmese Rohingya Organization UK (BROUK) has said.

Argentina court to investigate Myanmar war crimes against Rohingya Muslims

The Guardian 

Agence France-Presse
Mon 29 Nov 2021 

The case, which the UN says could amount to genocide, was brought under the legal premise of universal justice.

Protesters show support for the Rohingya outside the Peace Palace in the Netherlands on 10 December 2019. Myanmar is facing legal challenges from all over the world, including Argentina. Photograph: Sem van der Wal/EPA

Argentina’s justice system will investigate allegations of war crimes committed by the Myanmar military against that country’s Rohingya minority under a court ruling upholding the principles of “universal justice”.

The appeals court decision, which Agence France-Presse has seen, overturns a lower court ruling rejecting a request for an investigation by the British-based Burmese Rohingya Organisation (BROUK).

Monday, November 29, 2021

Argentine court to hear Myanmar Rohingya genocide case

John Reed, south-east Asia correspondent

Matter brought under universal jurisdiction allowing grave crimes to be tried anywhere
Rohingya refugees protest before the UNHCR office in Jakarta this month against the Myanmar military’s crackdown © BAGUS INDAHONO/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock

Argentina’s judiciary has agreed to open a genocide case brought by Rohingya victims of atrocities committed by Myanmar’s military, in a move hailed by victims and their advocates as a historic step toward bringing the country’s ruling generals to justice.

 The case was brought in Buenos Aires by a UK-based Rohingya group and six female survivors of the military’s 2017 crackdown in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, where security forces killed thousands, committed rapes and drove about 750,000 members of the long-persecuted minority into Bangladesh.

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Indonesia pledges to send strong message to Myanmar for Rohingya repatriation

BSS News
17 Nov 2021

Dhaka, Nov 17, 2021 (BSS) - Indonesia today vowed to offer strong message to Myanmar to repatriate its Rohingya nationals.

"We are going to send a strong message to Myanmar for resolving the Rohingya  crisis," visiting Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi said while paying a call on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) here.

Thursday, October 28, 2021

Asean summit starts with Myanmar junta excluded for ignoring peace deal

the Guardian
Tue 26 Oct 2021

In a rare show of anger from neighbouring nations, Min Aung Hlaing has been shut out of the regional sitdown

Leaders gathered on Tuesday for the virtual Asean meeting hosted by Brunei, but from which Myanmar was excluderd. Photograph: Reuters

A summit of south-east Asian leaders has begun without a representative from Myanmar after its junta leader was excluded for failure to follow a regional peace deal and the ruling military refused to send junior representation.

Neither Brunei, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) chair, nor the bloc’s secretary-general made a mention of the no-show in opening remarks at the virtual meeting.

Monday, October 18, 2021

Why ASEAN finally took a stand on Myanmar

OCTOBER 18, 2021

Regional bloc has a bevy of good reasons to block junta representatives from attending this month's summit meeting
The Myanmar national flag (C) is seen with flags of member countries attending the 35th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit in Bangkok, November 2019. Myanmar's junta chief will be excluded from an upcoming ASEAN summit, the group said on October 16, 2021, a rare rebuke as concerns rise over the military government's commitment to defusing a bloody crisis. Photo: AFP / Romeo Gacad

Has the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) for the first time foregone its longstanding policy of “non-interference” in the internal affairs of one of its ten member states by blocking a representative of Myanmar’s junta from attending the bloc’s upcoming summit in Brunei? And, if so, why?

Asia's uprisings ( 1947-2009 ) by George Katsiaficas

Indio- Myanmar Borderlands Ethnicity, Security and Connectivity Edited By Pahi Saikia and Anasua Basu Ray Chaudhary

International Pressures, Strategic Preference and Myanmar's China Policy Since 1988 by Nian Peng

Myanmar's Integration With the world by Prabir De

Myanmar's Enemy Within By Francis Wade

Outrage Burma's Struggle For Democracy by Bertil Linter

The Rohingyas Inside Myanmar's Genocide by ( Novel Peace Price Winner Dr Muhammed Younus ) Azeem Ibrahim

Myanmar's Rohingya Genocide Identity History and Speech by Ronan Lee