Australia: Don’t Cozy Up to Myanmar’s Army

Expand Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne, left, talks with Myanmar’s State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi, right, during their meeting at the Foreign Ministry Office in Naypyitaw, Myanmar,  December 13, 2018. © 2018 AP Photo/Aung Shine Oo (Sydney) – Australia should avoid dealings with Myanmar that play down its military’s egregious rights abuses, Human Rights Watch […]

Myanmar: More Jail Time for Satirical Troupe

Expand Activists hold blue shirts that read: “Condemning on charge by military [is] oppressing freedom of expression,” during the trial of members of the Student Union and leaders of Peacock Generation “Thangyat” performance group in Yangon, Myanmar.  © 2019 AP Photo/Thein Zaw (Bangkok) – A Yangon court handed down more convictions against members of a satirical theater […]

Gambia Brings Genocide Case Against Myanmar

Expand Rohingya refugees gather in an open field at Kutupalong refugee camp in Ukhia, Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh to commemorate the two-year anniversary of the Myanmar military’s ethnic cleansing campaign in Rakhine State on August 25, 2019.  © 2019 K M Asad/LightRocket via Getty Images (The Hague) – The Gambia’s case against Myanmar at the International Court […]

Myanmar: Rohingya Jailed for Traveling

Expand A police officer stands guard at a checkpoint in Shwe Zar village, northern Rakhine state, Myanmar, September 6, 2017. © 2017 AP Photo (New York) – Myanmar authorities should immediately release 30 Rohingya Muslims detained for attempting to travel from Rakhine State to the city of Yangon, Human Rights Watch said today. The government should […]

Spate of Bangladesh ‘Crossfire’ Killings of Rohingya

Expand Rohingya refugees gather in an open field at Kutupalong refugee camp in Ukhia, Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh to commemorate the two-year anniversary of the Myanmar military’s ethnic cleansing campaign in Rakhine State on August 25, 2019.  © 2019 K M Asad/LightRocket via Getty Images Bangladesh police have now killed six Rohingya refugees they claim were involved in the August […]

UN Members Thwart China’s Bid to Gut Funds for Myanmar Probe

Expand Smoke is seen rising from Burma’s Taung Pyo Let War village from across the border in Bangladesh.   © 2017 Private United Nations member countries thwarted an attempt by China to slash proposed funding for investigations into Myanmar’s ethnic cleansing campaign against Rohingya Muslims. This ensures that a newly established UN body will have the […]

Myanmar: Disband Panel on Crimes Against Rohingya

Expand Rohingya refugees walk-through grain fields after crossing the border from Myanmar into Palang Khali, Bangladesh, October 19, 2017. &copy 2017 Jorge Silva/Reuters (New You are able to) &ndash Myanmar should disband its commission of inquiry into abuses in Rakhine condition since it is clearly reluctant to honestly investigate alleged grave crimes against ethnic Rohingya, […]