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Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Netherlands, IOM join hands to strengthen resilience of Rohingyas in Cox’s Bazar

Dhaka Tribune

Tribune Desk
November 28, 2022

The project aims to provide multi-sectoral support assistance for the Rohingya refugees and the host communities in Cox’s Bazar

Courtesy

The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Dhaka and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) have signed an agreement based on which the Netherlands will provide $7.5 million to IOM for the implementation of the “Restoring the Environment and Strengthening Resilience of Rohingya Refugees and Host Communities in Cox's Bazar” project.

The project aims to provide multi-sectoral support assistance for the Rohingya refugees and the host communities in Cox's Bazar.

Monday, November 28, 2022

Bangladesh Launches Police Probe on ARSA Chief and Others Over Intelligence Officer’s Death

The Irrawaddy
Muktadir Rashid
26 November 2022

Bangladesh security personnel stand guard during a crackdown in a Rohingya refugee camp against suspected criminals and insurgents in October. / AFP
 

DHAKA — An investigation has been launched in Bangladesh into 66 alleged members of a Rohingya militant group over a shootout earlier this month on Myanmar’s border in which a Bangladeshi security officer was killed.

An investigation into Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) commander-in-chief Ataullah abu Ammar Jununi and 65 others was launched on Wednesday over the killing of Directorate General of Forces Intelligence (DGFI) officer Rizwan Rushdee and injuring of a Rapid Action Battalion member during an anti-smuggling operation in hilly Bandarban district on November 14.

Thursday, November 24, 2022

Japan: Rohingya repatriation possible upon democracy resumption in Myanmar

Dhaka Tribune  
BSS
November 23, 2022
File photo of a Rohingya camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh Reuters

Japanese State Minister for Foreign Affairs TAKEI Shunsuke said sustainable repatriation of the forcibly displaced Rohingyas would be possible after resumption of democracy in Myanmar.

He said this while paying a courtesy call on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at her official Ganabhaban residence on Wednesday evening.

Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Rohingyas form new platform

Staff Correspondent
Published: Nov 21,2022 


Several Rohingya organisations and prominent activists have come together and floated a new platform called the Arakan Rohingya National Alliance.

The alliance brings together Rohingya leaders residing in different countries to achieve the rights of self-determination of the Rohingya people within the federal union of Myanmar, according to a press release on Monday.

The leadership called for greater unity among Rohingyas and said that Rohingya were not secessionists but would want to be a part of the future Federal Democratic Union of Myanmar.

They expressed their desire to cooperate with all stakeholders inside Myanmar, the press release said, adding that they were committed to upholding ‘peaceful coexistence’ on the agreed upon union principle of ‘unity in diversity’.

Rohingya Unite to Launch Myanmar Rights Alliance

The Irrawaddy 
By Muktadir Rashid
22 November 2022 

Rohingya refugees attend mark the first anniversary of the 2017 military crackdown at the Kutupalong refugee camp in Ukhia on August 25, 2018. / AFP
 

DHAKA — Several Rohingya organizations and activists have united to form a group to demand human rights in Myanmar.

The Arakan Rohingya National Alliance (ARNA) called for Rohingya unity and said the Muslim community was not secessionist.

It said the Rohingya wanted to be part of a future federal democratic Myanmar to uphold peaceful coexistence through unity in diversity.

The groups said it would work with the civilian National Unity Government (NUG) and United League of Arakan in Rakhine State to achieve full and effective equality and the right to self-determination, like other ethnic groups in Myanmar.

An online press conference on Sunday aimed to unite the global Rohingya diaspora and announce the alliance’s intent to achieve self-determination for the Rohingya in Myanmar.

Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Thirty-five Rohingya sentenced in Myanmar to 5 years in jail

MIZZIMA
21 November 2022

Lawyers have reported that on 16 November, Bogale Township Court sentenced 35 Muslim Rohingya to five years in prison.

Military Council troops apprehended 62 Rohingya people near Kadonelay island, Kadonkani village-tract, Bogale Township, Ayeyarwaddy Region, at 10 pm on 30 October.

Saturday, November 19, 2022

UN adopts Rohingya resolution by consensus

USA NEWS
November 16, 2022 

USANewsOnline.Com, New York : Today 16 November the Third Committee of the United Nations General Assembly adopted the annual resolution on the situation of human rights of Rohingya Muslims and other minorities in Myanmar by consensus. The resolution, jointly tabled by the member states of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and the European Union (EU), was cosponsored by 109 countries, the highest number of countries since 2017. 

The primary focus of the resolution was the human rights situation of the Rohingya Muslims and other minorities in Myanmar, including in the context of current political developments. It called upon Myanmar to address the root causes of the Rohingya crisis and create conducive environment in Rakhine to facilitate voluntary, safe and dignified return of the Rohingyas to their homeland in Myanmar. The resolution also called upon Myanmar to cooperate fully with the Special Envoy of the Secretary General on Myanmar and all the human rights mechanisms of the UN. The resolution recognized the important role of the regional countries and the regional organizations, such as ASEAN in addressing the political and humanitarian crisis in Myanmar, and in this regard called for swift implementation of ASEAN’s 5-point consensus. The resolution noted the ongoing justice and accountability processes and welcomed the developments in the case against Myanmar in the International Court of Justice and the investigation by the Prosecution of the International Criminal Court.


Third Committee Approves Six Draft Resolutions, Including Texts on Human Rights in Iran, Myanmar, Syria, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Crimea

United Nation
General Assembly
Third Committee

Seventy-seventh Session,
52nd & 53rd Meetings (AM & PM)
GA/SHC/4369

The Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural) approved six draft resolutions today, five of which focused on country-specific situations, while the last drew attention to the rising number of refugees and displaced persons in Africa.

A draft resolution on the human rights situation in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol — approved by a recorded vote of 78 in favour to 14 against, with 79 abstentions — would have the Assembly condemn the ongoing temporary occupation of Crimea by the Russian Federation, as well as its unprovoked aggression against Ukraine.

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Boat carrying 111 Rohingya refugees lands in Indonesia's Aceh

Dhaka Tribune
Reuters
November 15, 2022

The Rohingya, a persecuted Muslim minority, have for years sailed to countries such as Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia between November and April when the seas are calmer.

Hundreds have reached Aceh in recent years, many having been at sea for months.

In Myanmar, the Rohingya are widely considered to be illegal immigrants from Bangladesh, despite being born in Myanmar.

Buthidaung township, Tha Peik Taung village is being burnt down by the terrorist military

Myanmar Pressphoto Agency
MPA
September 24, 2022

Residents have confirmed that the 22nd Division of the terrorist military started burning Tha Peik Taung village (Rakhine) near the No. 8 Border Guard Police Battalion in the southern Buthidaung Township on September 23rd at 9:00 p.m. today.

There is Ah Lal Chaung Rohingya village near No.8 Border Guard Police Battalion, and the Tha Peik Taung village is also located nearby.

Japan: Myanmar situation preventing full-scale Rohingya repatriation

Dhaka Tribune
UNB
November 14, 2022 

Myanmar needs to halt violence, release detainees and restore democracy, says Japanese Ambassador to Bangladesh Ito Naoki
File photo of a Rohingya camp in Cox’s Bazar Syed Zakir Hossain/Dhaka Tribune

Japanese Ambassador to Bangladesh Ito Naoki on Monday said it is unlikely to see a full-scale Rohingya repatriation anytime soon due to the situation in Myanmar at this moment.

"It'll be very difficult to see repatriation of Rohingyas on full-scale soon. Unless you see the improvement of the situation in Myanmar, it'll very difficult for us to see their repatriation to Myanmar," he said.

The ambassador said Japan is communicating with the Myanmar military and Myanmar needs to halt violence, release detainees and restore democracy there.

Targeted Killings Spread Terror in Rohingya Refugee Camps

THE I DIPLOMAT
Tanbirul Miraj Ripon
November 15, 2022

Both Bangladesh police and Rohingya accuse the militant group ARSA of conducting a campaign of terror and crime in the refugee camps.

Elite police in Bangladesh launched a crackdown named “Operation Root Out” after targeted killings spiked in Rohingya camps. Police have arrested at least 90 Rohingya refugees, including 24 who were directly involved in the murders. Last October, six Rohingya community leaders and a child were killed in the camp, allegedly by the Myanmar-based armed organization Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA).

Sunday, November 13, 2022

Bangladesh seeks OIC’s help to continue Rohingya genocide case

Dhaka Tribune

UNB
November 10, 2022


‘The solution to the Rohingya problem through the ICJ is a long-term process’

 
Rohingyas walk on a road at a refugee camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, on Wednesday, August 11, 2021 Allison Joyce/Dhaka Tribune

Bangladesh Ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Permanent Representative to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Mohammad Javed Patwari has sought the help of OIC member states to continue the Rohingya genocide case lodged by Gambia at the International Court of Justice (ICJ).

Javed sought the help at the ad-hoc meeting of OIC ministers on Myanmar's accountability for violating human rights of Rohingyas, held in Jeddah on Thursday.

Friday, November 11, 2022

Bangladesh urges EU to take steps to repatriate displaced Rohingya

AA
SM Najmus Sakib, Md. Kamruzzaman
DHAKA, Bangladesh
10.11.2022

Premier Hasina informs visiting EU delegation that number of refugees increases every day as new children are born, making issue difficult to handle

Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday urged the European Union (EU) to take steps to repatriate displaced Rohingya who are currently taking shelter in the country's southeast coastal district of Cox's Bazar.

Over 1.2 million persecuted Rohingya are currently housed in Bangladesh on a large hilly forest site in Cox's Bazar, after fleeing a brutal military crackdown in Myanmar in August 2017.
She emphasized the Rohingya repatriation at a meeting with a five-member EU team led by Commissioner for Home Affairs YIva Johansson at her Dhaka office.

Monday, October 31, 2022

Bangladesh launches a campaign of raids in the Rohingya refugee camps against the elements "criminal"

East Post 

2022-10-31

Elite Bangladesh police forces have launched a crackdown on criminals and suspected insurgents in Rohingya refugee camps, following an upsurge in attacks on camp officials, police officials said Sunday.

The “armed police battalion” in charge of security in 34 camps housing about one million Rohingya refugees said it had arrested at least 56 people since Friday night.

About 740,000 Rohingya fled to Bangladesh to escape a military campaign against them in Myanmar in 2017, joining more than 200,000 Rohingya who were previously in camps in Cox’s Bazar, southeastern Bangladesh.

Dhaka seeks proactive role from Thailand, Asean to repatriate Rohingya

Dhaka Tribune

UNB
October 30, 2022

Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen with Permanent Secretary-designate of Thailand Sarun Charoensuwan UNB

Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen on Sunday sought a pro-active role from Thailand in particular, and from the Asean in general, for ensuring an expeditious and sustainable repatriation of the Rohingya people to their homeland in Myanmar.

Momen also requested participation of the Thai foreign minister and deputy prime minister at the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) Ministerial meeting in Dhaka next month.

Bangladesh seeks proactive role from Thailand, ASEAN

United News of Bangladesh .
Dhaka | Published: Oct 31,2022


Foreign minister AK Abdul Momen on Sunday sought a pro-active role from Thailand in particular, and from the ASEAN in general, for ensuring an expeditious and sustainable repatriation of the Rohingya people to their homeland in Myanmar.

Momen also requested participation of the Thai foreign minister and deputy prime minister at the Indian Ocean Rim Association Ministerial meeting in Dhaka next month.

The issues were discussed when visiting permanent secretary-designate of Thailand Sarun Charoensuwan met Momen at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Sunday.

During the meeting, they exchanged warm greetings on the occasion of the 50 years of diplomatic ties between Bangladesh and Thailand, which is being celebrated on both sides with fervour and enthusiasm.

APBn conducts drives in Rohingya camps after murders

The Business Post
AFP . Cox's Bazar
30 Oct 2022 APBn conducts drives in Rohingya camps after murders 
This handout photograph taken on October 28, 2022, and released by Bangladesh Armed Police Battalion (APBN) shows detained Rohingya refugees sit next to security personal after crackdown in Rohingya refugee camp in Ukhia 28, 2022 — AFP 
 
The Armed Police Battalion (APBn) has launched a crackdown against suspected criminals and insurgents after a rise in attacks on Rohingya community leaders in refugee camps, officers said Sunday.

The police, tasked with security in 34 refugee camps which are home to nearly one million Rohingya refugees, said they have arrested at least 56 Rohingyas since Friday night.

Bangladesh cracks down on Rohingya camps after killings

GULF TIMES
AFP/Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh
October 30 2022

Detained Rohingya refugees next to security personal after a crackdown at the Rohingya refugee camp in Ukhia, Bangladesh.
 
Elite Bangladeshi police have launched a crackdown against suspected criminals and insurgents after a rise in attacks on Rohingya community leaders in refugee camps, officers said yesterday.

The Armed Police Battalion, tasked with security in 34 refugees camps which are home to nearly 1mn Rohingya refugees, said they have arrested at least 56 Rohingya since Friday night.

Bangladesh cracks down on Rohingyas after murders

DOWN
AFP
Published October 31, 2022

This handout photograph taken on October 28 and released by Bangladesh Armed Police Battalion (APBN) shows detained Rohingya refugees sit next to security personal after crackdown in Rohingya refugee camp in Ukhia. — AFP 

COX’S BAZAR: Elite Bangladeshi police have launched a crackdown against suspected criminals and insurgents after a rise in attacks on Rohingya community leaders in refugee camps, officers said on Sunday.

The Armed Police Battalion, tasked with security in 34 refugees camps which are home to nearly one million Rohingya refugees, said they have arrested at least 56 Rohingyas since Friday night.
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