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India to deport 7 Rohingya Muslims lodged in Assam jail: Ranjan Gogoi-led SC bench to hear fresh plea challenging move
India

India to deport 7 Rohingya Muslims lodged in Assam jail: Ranjan Gogoi-led SC bench to hear fresh plea challenging move

India plans to deport seven Rohingya Muslims, who have been in the country since 2012 and served jail terms for illegal entry. A fresh plea was moved in the Supreme Court on Wednesday seeking to restrain the Centre from deporting the seven.

Plea filed in Supreme Court against Centre's move to deport seven Rohingya Muslims to Myanmar
India

Plea filed in Supreme Court against Centre's move to deport seven Rohingya Muslims to Myanmar

A fresh plea was moved in the Supreme Court on Wednesday seeking to restrain the Centre from deporting to Myanmar seven Rohingya Muslims.

India to deport seven Rohingya Muslims to Myanmar tomorrow; immigrants to cross at Manipur's Moreh border post
India

India to deport seven Rohingya Muslims to Myanmar tomorrow; immigrants to cross at Manipur's Moreh border post

The seven Rohingya immigrants from Rakhine state in Myanmar had been staying at a detention centre in Silchar, Assam, since 2012, when they were detained by the police.

India likely to deport 7 Rohingya men today; UN legal expert says New Delhi 'obliged to protect' community
World

India likely to deport 7 Rohingya men today; UN legal expert says New Delhi 'obliged to protect' community

A United Nations legal expert has voiced concern over India's plan to deport on Wednesday seven Rohingyas to Myanmar where the army is accused of ethnic cleansing of the Muslim minority.

Amal Clooney says Aung San Suu Kyi 'holds key' to freeing imprisoned Reuters reporters and reuniting them with their families
World

Amal Clooney says Aung San Suu Kyi 'holds key' to freeing imprisoned Reuters reporters and reuniting them with their families

Amal Clooney held de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi to her stated priority of releasing prisoners of conscience and of having spoken of the need for a free press if the country is to transition to a full democracy.

Canada parliament passes motion to strip Aung San Suu Kyi of honorary citizenship over Rohingya crisis
World

Canada parliament passes motion to strip Aung San Suu Kyi of honorary citizenship over Rohingya crisis

The House of Commons last week unanimously voted to call the killings of Rohingya a genocide, a move that Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland said at the time was significant.

US releases report documenting systematic violence against Rohingya Muslims by Myanmar's military, including widespread killings, rape
India

US releases report documenting systematic violence against Rohingya Muslims by Myanmar's military, including widespread killings, rape

"The survey reveals that the recent violence in the northern Rakhine state was extreme, large-scale, widespread and seemingly geared toward both terrorising the population and driving out the Rohingya residents," said the report by the State Department's Bureau of Intelligence and Research

Canada Parliament declares Myanmar treatment of Rohingya Muslims as genocide; human rights observers laud move
World

Canada Parliament declares Myanmar treatment of Rohingya Muslims as genocide; human rights observers laud move

The motion also endorsed the findings of a UN mission that outlines humanitarian crimes against the Rohingya Muslima and other minorities by the Myanmar military.

UN chief Antonio Guterres urges Myanmar to pardon Reuters reporters sentenced to seven years, says it is 'not acceptable'
World

UN chief Antonio Guterres urges Myanmar to pardon Reuters reporters sentenced to seven years, says it is 'not acceptable'

Guterres said it was "not acceptable" for Wa Lone, 32, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 28, to be jailed "for what they were doing" as journalists in Myanmar.

International Criminal Court opens preliminary probe into deportation of Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar to Bangladesh
World

International Criminal Court opens preliminary probe into deportation of Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar to Bangladesh

The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court on Tuesday said her office had begun a preliminary examination into whether alleged forced deportations of Rohingya from Myanmar into Bangladesh could constitute war crimes or crimes against humanity.

Bangladesh to move 100,000 Rohingya refugees to shelters in Bhashan Char island from next month
World

Bangladesh to move 100,000 Rohingya refugees to shelters in Bhashan Char island from next month

The controversial plan is already behind schedule. Officials previously said they wanted to start moving refugees from overcrowded camps near the border with Myanmar to the island in June before the monsoon began.

UN investigators call for Myanmar Army to be removed from politics, reiterate appeal for generals to be prosecuted for Rohingya genocide
World

UN investigators call for Myanmar Army to be removed from politics, reiterate appeal for generals to be prosecuted for Rohingya genocide

A brutal military crackdown last year forced more than 700,000 Rohingya to flee over the border to Bangladesh. The UN's 444-page probe called for Myanmar military's top leadership to be replaced and for the institution — locally known as the Tatmadaw — to have no further influence over the country's governance.

Aung San Suu Kyi says 'handling' of Rohingya Muslims could have been better, claims rule of law must apply to everyone
World

Aung San Suu Kyi says 'handling' of Rohingya Muslims could have been better, claims rule of law must apply to everyone

In the face of global condemnation, Myanmar's leader and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi on Thursday said that the handling of Rohingya Muslims — 7,00,000 of whom have fled to Bangladesh amid a brutal military campaign — could have been better.

Reuters journalists jailed for 'breaking law', have every right to appeal verdict, says Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi
World

Reuters journalists jailed for 'breaking law', have every right to appeal verdict, says Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi

“If we believe in the rule of law, they have every right to appeal the judgment and to point out why the judgment was wrong, Suu Kyi said on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum on ASEAN in Hanoi.

For the first time, Myanmar govt grants United Nations teams access to operate in Rakhine state
World

For the first time, Myanmar govt grants United Nations teams access to operate in Rakhine state

The United Nations has been waiting for access to the epicentre of the military's "clearance operations" against the Rohingya minority since June.

UN human rights chief calls for new quasi-judicial body on crimes against Rohingya Muslims
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UN human rights chief calls for new quasi-judicial body on crimes against Rohingya Muslims

The new mechanism for crimes against Rohingya Muslima — similar to what has been set up for crimes in Syria — would complement and support the preliminary examination of the ICC prosecutor.

Facebook removes Burmese translation feature after report on tool's misuse
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Facebook removes Burmese translation feature after report on tool's misuse

A news article showed that the translation feature from Burmese to English was flawed.

Myanmar govt defends Aung San Suu Kyi's silence over jailed Reuters reporters; world leaders, rights groups express outrage
World

Myanmar govt defends Aung San Suu Kyi's silence over jailed Reuters reporters; world leaders, rights groups express outrage

A Myanmar government official defended the silence of civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi on the arrests of two Reuters journalists by saying that criticising the judicial system would be tantamount to contempt of court.

Reuters scribes jailed: 'Advocate of freedom of expression is also necessarily a practitioner', world awaits Aung San Suu Kyi's response
World

Reuters scribes jailed: 'Advocate of freedom of expression is also necessarily a practitioner', world awaits Aung San Suu Kyi's response

Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi spent the duration between 1989 and 2010 in some form of detention as a result of her work to bring democracy in the then-military ruled Myanmar.

Reuters journalists jailed for seven years for violating Myanmar Official Secrets Act; activists condemn sentencing
World

Reuters journalists jailed for seven years for violating Myanmar Official Secrets Act; activists condemn sentencing

The arrest of Myanmar Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo has sparked an outcry among the international community as an attempt to muzzle reporting on last year's crackdown by Myanmar's security forces on the Rohingya Muslim minority in Rakhine state.