Thousands of villagers have fled their homes in Myanmar’s Rakhine State after a local administrator warned dozens of village leaders that the army planned “clearance operations” against insurgents, a lawmaker and a humanitarian group said.
The Internet shutdown in Myanmar's conflict-ridden northwest, described by rights groups as the world's longest, entered a second year on Sunday with locals and campaigners appealing for an end to the blackout as coronavirus fears grip the region.
Myanmar's military conceded its troops abused prisoners in Rakhine state after a video of soldiers battering blindfolded detainees spread on social media – a rare admission of wrongdoing by a force often accused of acting with impunity.
The International Court of Justice on Thursday ordered Myanmar to take urgent measures to protect its Rohingya population from genocide, a ruling cheered by refugees as their first major legal victory since being forced from their homes.
An independent commission established by Myanmar’s government has concluded there are reasons to believe that security forces committed war crimes in operations that led more than 700,000 members of the country’s Muslim Rohingya minority to flee to neighboring Bangladesh.
The UN General Assembly approved a resolution Friday strongly denouncing human rights abuses against Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims and other minorities, including arbitrary arrests, torture, rape and deaths in detention.
The Haaretz newspaper has shed light on Israel’s “shameful role” in Myanmar’s state-sponsored genocidal campaign against Rohingya Muslims, citing Tel Aviv's arms sales to the Southeast Asian as well as the regime’s attempts to forge closer relations with the country’s officials.
Gambia’s legal team described mass rapes, the burning of families in their homes and killing of dozens of Muslim Rohingya children with knives as it set out its genocide case against Myanmar at the UN’s International Court of Justice on Tuesday.
Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi, a Nobel peace prize laureate, will head a team of lawyers to hearings at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague next week over charges leveled against the Asian state regarding genocide against the Rohingya Muslims.