- December 15, 2017
Singapore authorities charged human rights activist Jolovan Wham in late November for organising public assemblies without a police permit
Bangladesh and humanitarian organizations are struggling to help the 509,000 Rohingya who have arrived since August 25, when attacks by Rohingya militants triggered a Myanmar military offensive that the United Nations has branded ethnic cleansing
Rights groups and refugees have called Suu Kyi out on failing to address the ongoing military persecution in Rakhine state that has driven more than 400,000 Rohingya out of their homeland
Human Rights Watch has also called for targeted sanctions
Exhausted Rohingya refugees crossing into Bangladesh have given accounts of atrocities at the hands of soldiers and Buddhist mobs who burned their villages to the ground
Myanmar has come under criticism from the international community for its widespread violation of human rights in Rakhine state
Thailand was once a popular transit route for Rohingya escaping troubled Rakhine state in northwest Myanmar across the Andaman Sea. Others came by land
The human rights watchdog says its report is a detailed analysis of enforced disappearances in Bangladesh and authorities should investigate rather than dismiss it
‘Strangely enough, the statements released by BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia and that of the HRW are identical’
According to the report, at least 90 people were victims of enforced disappearance in 2016 alone
Aminul Islam’s work often brought him into conflict with garment factory authorities
The report also criticised Egypt for barring access to Gaza, and for Hamas’ refusal to cooperate with investigators
Human Rights Watch says, move puts Israel in a group with the ‘most repressive states’ it covers
Immigration is a controversial subject in Japan, where many pride themselves on cultural and ethnic homogeneity, even as the population ages and its workforce shrinks
‘Provide protection, not isolation on flooded island’
Human Rights Watch on Monday called for Myanmar to punish army and police commanders if they allowed troops to rape and sexually assault women and girls of the Rohingya Muslim minority.
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Myanmar is systematically wiping out the Rohingya population
More than 1,000 homes have been razed in Rohingya villages in northwest Myanmar during a military lockdown, according to analysis of satellite images from Human Rights Watch released yesterday that fly in the face of government denials.
The HRW suggested international donors, who provide critical development assistance to Bangladesh, to publicly call for the repeal of the law.