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Showing posts with label Rohingya. Show all posts
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Sunday, January 2, 2022

'We recognise the human rights and citizen rights of the Rohingyas'

Prothum Alo ------ 
Altaf Parvez,Ashfaq Rony,Shafiqul Alam
Published: 02 Jan 2022, 13:11

Interview
Interview: Arakan army chief Twan Mrat Naing

General Twan Mrat NaingReuters file photo

The Arakan or the Rakhine state of Myanmar is a close neighbour of Bangladesh and has been so in the past. With the influx of the Rohingyas, this state has placed Bangladesh in a worrisome predicament. The Arakan Army is a significant political and military factor there. General Twan Mrat Naing is the commander in chief of the Arakan Army. On 19 December, he spoke over Zoom from the Chin state to three journalists and researchers of Bangladesh on the situation in Arakan and Myanmar.

Wednesday, December 29, 2021

Boat carrying Rohingya refugees stranded off Indonesia's Aceh

CNA
28 Dec 2021 

Rohingya refugees on a boat. (File photo: AFP/Handout) 

 

JAKARTA: A boat carrying scores of Rohingya refugees including women and children broke down and was stranded in waters off the coast of Aceh province on Indonesia's Sumatra island, local authorities and humanitarian groups said on Monday (Dec 27).

Rohingya refugees from Myanmar have for years sailed to countries such as Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia between November and April when the seas are calm.

The United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) said on Monday the boat carrying the Rohingya was spotted on Sunday in waters off Bireuen, Aceh and it was working with local authorities to rescue the group.

Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Rohingya lawsuit against Facebook a 'wake-up call' for social media

Eco-Bussiness
Thomson Reuters Foundation
Dec. 14, 2021


Will the landmark suit, which argues that the spread of hate speech on the platform facilitated the genocide of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar, be a turning point for Big Tech?

Rohingya refugees sit on a makeshift boat as they are interrogated by the Border Guard Bangladesh after crossing the Bangladesh-Myanmar border, at Shah Porir Dwip near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh November 9, 2017. Image: REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar/File Photo

A landmark lawsuit by Rohingya refugees against Meta Platforms Inc, formerly known as Facebook, is a “wake-up call” for social media firms and a test case for courts to limit their immunity, human rights and legal experts said.


The $150 billion class-action complaint, filed in California on Monday by law firms Edelson PC and Fields PLLC, argues that Facebook’s failure to police content and its platform’s design contributed to violence against the Rohingya community.

British lawyers also submitted a letter of notice to Facebook’s London office.

Rohingya lawsuit ‘wake-up call’ for social media

GULF TIMES
Rina Chandran and Avi Asher
Schapiro/Bangkok/Los Angeles
December 14 2021

FINDINGS: United Nations human rights investigators said in 2018 that the use of Facebook had played a key role in spreading hate speech that fuelled the violence against the Rohingya 
 
A landmark lawsuit by Rohingya refugees against Meta Platforms Inc, formerly known as Facebook, is a “wake-up call” for social media firms and a test case for courts to limit their immunity, human rights and legal experts said.

The $150bn class-action complaint, filed in California last Monday by law firms Edelson PC and Fields PLLC, argues that Facebook’s failure to police content and its platform’s design contributed to violence against the Rohingya community.

Friday, December 10, 2021

Rohingya refugees seek Facebook action over hate speech

Deputy Foreign Editor
Thursday, 9 Dec 2021
 
The complaint has been made by young people who live in Cox's Bazar refugee camp in Bangladesh
 
A group of young Rohingya refugees have submitted a complaint about Facebook Ireland to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

The 16 men and women are also seeking reparations from the social media platform, which is now known as Meta, for carrying material inciting hatred against Rohingya people.

The inflammatory material was posted during a period of violent attacks by the country's army and armed militias from 2017.

Can Facebook be blamed for pogroms against Rohingyas in Myanmar?

THE ECONOMIC
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.

Arsa is being used to destabilize the Rohingya camp

Dailyhover
Marc Barman
December 9, 2021
Former Foreign Secretary and North South University South Asian Institute of Policy Governance Fellow Professor. Shahidul Haque said many believe that the Myanmar army is using the terrorist group Arsa to destabilize the Rohingya camp in Cox’s Bazar. If the Rohingyas do not unite now, Arsa’s dominance will expand. This will weaken the efforts to establish the rights of the Rohingya.

Shahidul Haque made the remarks at a webinar on Thursday to establish justice for the Rohingya.

The talks were held on the sidelines of the 20th General Assembly of the International Criminal Court (ICC). The webinar was jointly organized by Bangladesh, Gambia and Brussels-based human rights group No Peace Without Justice. The discussion was moderated by Alison Smith, Director of No Peace Without Justice.

Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Rohingyas denounce ARSA

NEWAGE
Staff Correspondent
Published:Dec 08,2021 
 

Twenty two Rohingya organisations in a statement on Tuesday denounced the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army for the latter’s recent activities and criminal associations along the Bangladesh-Myanmar border.

In the statement, they branded the ARSA, also known as Harakah Al Yakeen, as a criminal group.

They also appealed to the Bangladesh government and to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees to work together to respond promptly when refugees report imminent threats, to provide immediate and effective protection to those in danger, and to ensure effective protection for those who report incidents.

Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Rohingya genocide: Facebook faces massive $200 bn legal action in UK, US

Ahamedabad Mirror
06-12-2021

Rohingya genocide: Facebook faces massive $200 bn legal action in UK, US 
 

Lawyers in the UK and the US on Monday initiated coordinated legal campaigns against Facebook, now known as Meta, on behalf of Rohingya Muslims for its alleged role in facilitating the genocide perpetrated by the Myanmar regime and extremist civilians against the Rohingya people.
 
 

According to the lawyers, Facebook contributed to the 2017 genocide of Rohingya Muslims by allowing hate speech against the persecuted minority to be propagated in Myanmar. The United Nations had described the violence as "a textbook example of ethnic cleansing".

Tuesday, November 30, 2021

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

oicanadian
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
UNB
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).

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

They Warned Their Names Were on a Hit List. They Were Killed

bdnews24.com
Hannah Beech, The New York Times
Published: 15 Nov 2021
The Kutupalong refugee camp in Bangladesh, June 19, 2019. Adam Dean/The New York Times

At night in the refugee camps, with only a thin tarpaulin wall as protection, Mohammed waits for the men to come and kill him.


In less than a month, assassins have killed at least eight people in the Rohingya refugee settlements of southeastern Bangladesh, silencing those who have dared to speak out against the violent gangs that plague the camps. As with Mohammed, the militants threatened their victims before they killed, leaving their targets in a perpetual panic.

“I am living under the knife of a fearful and depressing life,” said Mohammed, a community organiser whose full name is not being used because of the documented risks he faces. “I came to Bangladesh from Myanmar because I would be killed there. Here, also, there are no guarantees for a safe life.”

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.

Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Who Will Bear the Financial Burden of Supporting the Rohingyas in Bangladesh?

THE I DIPLOMAT
Kazi Mohammad Jamshed
October 30, 2021

As long as Bangladesh continues to host such large numbers of refugees it will need financial support.

As of July 2021, only $366 million of around $1 billion humanitarian assistance fund required for Rohingya refugees has been committed or disbursed. The disbursement has declined to 34 percent of the total money required; it used to be within the range of 72 to 75 percent in the first three years of the Rohingya influx since 2017. Bangladesh, the host country for the vast majority of Rohingyas who fled atrocities in Myanmar, is left increasingly to fund their care on its own.

This downward trend in disbursements raises a question: Has the world forgotten the plight of the Rohingyas?

2021 marks the fourth anniversary of the military-backed “clearance operation” in Myanmar, followed by a massive exodus of hundreds of thousands of Rohingyas in what UNHRC dubbed a “textbook example of ethnic cleansing.” While the rest of the world turned blind eye to the Rohingyas, Bangladesh generously extended temporary shelter to them. These stateless people have equal rights to lead a dignified life and build a stable future in their homeland like everyone else, which can be guaranteed only if the world community expresses solidarity with them. A stable funding commitment from long-standing donors is a prerequisite for food security, safe water, health care, and non-food items for 1.1 million Rohingyas currently living in Bangladesh.

Thursday, October 28, 2021

Commissioner Lenarčič in Bangladesh: EU provides €12 million for displaced Rohingyas in Bangladesh and Myanmar

The European Sting
by European Union
October 28, 2021
UNHCR/Roger Arnold

Thousands of new Rohingya refugee arrivals cross the border near Anzuman Para village, Palong Khali, Bangladesh.

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission.

Commissioner for Crisis Management Janez Lenarčič is concluding today a three-day visit to Bangladesh to see the situation on the ground in the context of the worsening humanitarian crisis affecting Rohingya people. In the margins of his visit, he announced an additional €12 million in humanitarian aid funding for the Rohingya in Bangladesh and Myanmar.

ASEAN must reaffirm commitment for rights of Rohingya refugees -- Syed Hamid Albar

BERNAMA
28/10/2021

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 28 -- The 38th and 39th ASEAN Summits that will be wrapped up today is a watershed moment for ASEAN to re-affirm its commitment to human rights, particularly the rights of the Rohingya who were forced to flee Myanmar, said Chairman of the Malaysian Advisory Group on Myanmar and former foreign minister Tan Sri Dr Syed Hamid Albar.

Syed Hamid said that while he appreciates ASEAN's necessary – or bold as said by some – decision to exclude Myanmar's Senior General Min Aung Hlaing from the summit, “the summit must recognise that (the) Rohingya will remain displaced for years to come and begin coordinating contingency planning.

Friday, October 22, 2021

Ukhiya မွာ ၿပိဳင္ဘက္ ရိုဟင္ဂ်ာ အုပ္စုေတြၾကား ေသနတ္ ပစ္ခတ္မႈမွာ ၇ ဦး ေသဆုံး

UKIYA.COM
Published:22-10-2021,


Zawgyi
ေကာ့ဘဇားရွိ စခန္းတစ္ခုတြင္ ၿပိဳင္ဘက္ ရိုဟင္ဂ်ာဒုကၡသည္အဖြဲ႕ႏွစ္ဖြဲ႕ၾကား ခိုက္ရန္ျဖစ္ပြားမႈေၾကာင့္အနည္း ဆုံး လူခုနစ္ဦး ေသဆုံးခဲ့သည္။

 
ေသာၾကာေန႔ နံနက္ ၄ နာရီ ၁၅ မိနစ္ခန႔္က Ukhiya ဒုကၡသည္စခန္းတြင္ ျဖစ္ပြားခဲ့ေသာ ေသနတ္ပစ္ခတ္မႈ တြင္ အျခားလူအမ်ားအျပား ဒဏ္ရာရခဲ့ေၾကာင္း လက္နက္ကိုင္ ရဲတပ္ရင္း ၈ မွ ရဲမႉး Shihab Kaiser Khan မွ ရဲမႉး Shihab Kaiser Khan က ေျပာၾကားခဲ့သည္။

ထို႔ေနာက္ ဒဏ္ရာရသူမ်ားကို စခန္းအနီးရွိ ေဆးခန္းသို႔ ပို႔ေဆာင္ခဲ့သည္။ ေသဆုံးသူမ်ားကို အာဏာပိုင္မ်ား က ေဖာ္ထုတ္နိုင္ျခင္း မရွိေသးေပ။

Monday, October 18, 2021

Why ASEAN finally took a stand on Myanmar

ASIA TIMES
BERTIL LINTNER
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?

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

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