Rohingya

Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi speaks in front of the judges on the second day of hearings in a c
Rohingya Muslims weep in Myanmar court as they face charges

If convicted they face up to two years in prison.

By REUTERS
20/12/2019
Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi speaks in front of the judges on the second day of hearings in a c
Aung San Suu Kyi rejects UN charge of Rohingya genocide as 'misleading'

Suu Kyi, once feted in the West as a heroine of democracy, spoke for about 30 minutes at the courtroom in The Hague in defense of the actions of the Myanmar military that for years had kept her under house arrest.

By REUTERS
11/12/2019
Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi
Aung San Suu Kyi heads to Hague to defend Myanmar against genocide charges

Gambia has filed a lawsuit accusing Maymar of genocide against Rohingya Muslims, but Suu Kyi has defended the campaign as a legitimate response to attacks by Rohingya militants.

By REUTERS
08/12/2019
Israeli Foreign Ministry diplomat condemns Myanmar's treatment of Rohingya

On Thursday, the ministry said in a statement that the tweet was written “in error, and was corrected immediately.”

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
29/11/2019
MK MASOUD GNAIM (center) participates in a protest against the killing of his Rohingya Muslim ‘broth
Jewish groups praises sanctions Burma for persecution of Rohingya Muslims

Sens. Ben Cardin, D-Md., and Todd Young, R-Ind., introduced the Burma Human Rights and Freedom Act on Thursday. It was co-sponsored by 14 lawmakers.

By JOSEFIN DOLSTEN/JTA
12/04/2019
A demonstrator holding a Palestinian flag uses a sling to hurl stones at Israeli troops
UNHRC set to blast Israel 7 times, but mum on China’s Muslim imprisonment

Seventeen non-governmental groups this week called on the U.N. Human Rights Council to send a fact-finding mission to the Xinjiang region of China to investigate the situation.

Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi
Myanmar Suu Kyi's party set to challenge army-drafted charter -sources

The surprise bid to reform the constitution comes as both civilian and military leaders face growing international pressure over an army crackdown on Rohingya Muslims in 2017.

By REUTERS
29/01/2019
Pope Francis gives his annual "Urbi and orbi" Chrismtas address in the Vatican, December 15, 2017
Pope Francis urges peace, two-state solution in Christmas address

"We see Jesus in the children of the Middle East who continue to suffer because of growing tensions between Israelis and Palestinians," the pope said in his address.

By REUTERS
25/12/2017
Pope Francis arrives in Bangladesh in shadow of Rohingya crisis

The pope's words will be closely watched following his decision not to use the word "Rohingya" in public during his four-day Myanmar trip to avoid a diplomatic incident

By REUTERS
30/11/2017
American rabbis call on Israel to stop arms sales to Myanmar

Despite accusations of genocide against the Rohingya people, Israel has refused to halt sales of weapons to Myanmar.

By JTA
28/10/2017
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