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Rohingya Genocide: ‘We’re going to crack on them severely and fast’

Rohingya Genocide: ‘We’re going to crack on them severely and fast’

Video Provides Evidence of Crimes Against Rohingya in Burma In a new short film released today (27 September 2018), Fortify Rights exposed footage of a Myanmar Army soldier explaining to a group of civilians how the ...

Patterns of impunity and deceit in Myanmar

Patterns of impunity and deceit in Myanmar

A UN supervised investigation is needed before more atrocities are committed against the Rohingya Muslims. Yet another deadly attack on Myanmar's persecuted Rohingya minority made the news recently, this time taking ...

Fear of “catastrophic violence” against Myanmar Muslims

Fear of “catastrophic violence” against Myanmar Muslims

The attitudes behind the deadly and systematic violence against Muslims in overwhelmingly Buddhist Myanmar could, if left unchecked, lead to “mass atrocities,” Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) said in a report r ...

Rohingya Documentary: Stateless In Their Own Country
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Rohingya Documentary: Stateless In Their Own Country

To commemorate the one year anniversary of the first outbreak of violence in Arakan state, Myanmar in June 2012, Restless Beings held a special exclusive screening of a documentary- Stateless In Their Own Country. ...

Inside Burma: The Hidden Genocide
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Inside Burma: The Hidden Genocide

Video on the ongoing genocide of the Rohingya in Rakhine State, Myanmar and violence against Muslims in general. Created by International Business Times, UK ...

Who burned 13 orphan boys alive in Yangon, Myanmar?

Who burned 13 orphan boys alive in Yangon, Myanmar?

Buddhist Nationalism provides the perfect cover for the military elite of Myanmar to continue their decades-long campaign of ethnic cleansing of Muslims, Christians and other indigenous minority groups throughout the ...

Rohingya – The Forgotten People
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Rohingya – The Forgotten People

They are branded as one of the most persecuted communities in the world by the UN, yet nobody knows their name. They are the forgotten people. ...

Mines of Monywa- what are the limits of Burma’s reform?

Mines of Monywa- what are the limits of Burma’s reform?

Originally published on The Activist Over recent weeks, events around the Letpadaung copper mine near Monywa have sent shockwaves through Burma’s fragile reform process. For months local people including Buddhist m ...

Rohingya – The Hidden Genocide
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Rohingya – The Hidden Genocide

This is a story of a people fleeing the land where they were born, of a people deprived of citizenship in their homeland. It is the story of the Rohingya of western Myanmar, whose very existence as a people is denied ...

Rohingya flee violence in Myanmar
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Rohingya flee violence in Myanmar

Pete Pattisson reports on the violence in Arakan state. Thousands of Muslim Rohingyas flee their villages to escape mobs of Rakhine Buddhists, ending up in overcrowded refugee camps in their own land. ...

Making Rohingya Statelessness

Making Rohingya Statelessness

The history of how the Rohingya Muslims of Arakan State in western Burma (Myanmar) lost their status and citizenship and became stateless under the Burmese military dictatorship. ...

Burma’s Rohingya – The Human Story
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Burma’s Rohingya – The Human Story

Until now, the mainstream media has failed to report on this issue from inside Myanmar as there are security concerns of filming there. Restless Beings has put together this film to demonstrate the type of harsh tre ...

Thein Sein: Burmese Gov’t Will Not Recognize 800,000 Rohingya Citizens

Thein Sein: Burmese Gov’t Will Not Recognize 800,000 Rohingya Citizens

Burma’s President Thein Sein told a visiting delegation from the United Nation’s High Commissioner for Refugees that the government will not recognize the Rohingya and are considering handing over the ethnic grou ...

Where now for Burma’s Rohingya?
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Where now for Burma’s Rohingya?

Channel 4 News Asia Correspondent John Sparks reports on the Rohingya refugees being pushed back from Bangladesh after fleeing persecution in Burma. ...

Save Rohingya
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Save Rohingya

The Rohingya have no rights under Burmese law, and are often extremely poor and marginalized in Arakan State. Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya have attempted to escape to other countries, mostly to neighboring Bang ...

Burma: An Appeal to End Violence in Arakan State

Burma: An Appeal to End Violence in Arakan State

The violence in Arakan State over the past two weeks has caused disillusion for some, division among many, and shock and anguish for everyone. Racial and religious tensions that have simmered just beneath the surface ...

Rebuttal to U Khin Maung Saw’s Misinformation on Rohingya

Rebuttal to U Khin Maung Saw’s Misinformation on Rohingya

Numerous Crimes Against Humanity have been committed by the Burmese military regime and non-state actors against the Rohingya people ...