Sunday, 22 September 2019

Tag Archives: Myanmar violence

Rohingya Muslims injured as Burmese military plant land mines: Amnesty

LONDON: Burma’s military has been accused of planting land mines in the path of Rohingya Muslims fleeing violence in its western Rakhine state. Amnesty International reported two people were wounded on Sunday as 300,000 Rohingya have fled into Bangladesh the past fortnight following what they deem government-sponsored persecution. Refugee accounts ...

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Myanmar violence may have killed more than 1,000: UN rapporteur

SEOUL: More than 1,000 people may already have been killed in Rakhine State, mostly from the Rohingya community, a senior United Nations representative told media – around twice the government’s figure. “Perhaps about a thousand or more are already dead,” said Yanghee Lee, the UN special rapporteur on human rights ...

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Rohingya women, children drown while fleeing Myanmar violence

LONDON: Dozens of Rohingya women and children desperate to flee the violence in Myanmar are drowning while attempting to escape to Bangladesh by boat. A Bangladeshi border guard, who asked not to be identified, told, guards had retrieved eight bodies on the Bangladeshi side of the Naf River on Wednesday ...

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