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October 27, 2016 • Author: Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK

International action needed as Rohingya face executions, rape, mass arrests and starvation

As the Rohingya of Burma face the worst human rights and humanitarian crisis in decades, Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK calls on governments, ASEAN and the United Nations to act now to prevent further violations of international law and mass starvation as a result of human... Read more ►

October 27, 2016 • Author: Lahu National Development Organisation

Lahu report exposes Burma Army’s strategic reliance on the drug trade in the Golden Triangle

A new report by the Lahu National Development Organisation (LNDO) exposes the Burma Army’s reliance on the drug trade to subsidize its expanding militia forces in eastern Shan State. The report, “Naypyidaw’s drug addiction,” based on unique access to ground sources, ... Read more ►

October 26, 2016 • Author: International Federation for Human Rights and Alternative ASEAN Network on Burma

Government inaction shows unwillingness to address Rohingya issues

(Paris, Bangkok) More than six months after taking power, Burma’s new government, led by Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (NLD) party, has failed to adequately address the long-standing discriminatory and abusive practices against Rohingya in Rakhine Stat... Read more ►

October 25, 2016 • Author: Burma Human Rights Network

Credible Reports of Burmese Soldiers Gang Raping Rohingya Women In Maungdaw

The Burma Human Rights Network (BHRN) is extremely concerned as reports are emerging of Burmese soldiers raping Rohingya women in Maungdaw as part of a crackdown on the city in response to an attack on the border police earlier in the month. At least ten cases of rape agains... Read more ►

October 24, 2016 • Author: United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

UN experts urge Myanmar to address serious violations of human rights in northern Rakhine State

GENEVA (24 October 2016) – A group of United Nations human rights experts today urged the Government of Myanmar to address the growing reports of human rights violations in northern Rakhine State following the attacks on 9 October 2016 by armed individuals against three Bo... Read more ►

October 21, 2016 • Author: 16 Rohingya Organisations

The Urgency of the Current Humanitarian Situation in Northern Arakan

After attacks on police posts, on 9 October, allegedly by unknown Rohingya fighters, Myanmar authorities have disproportionally militarized Northern Arakan/Rakhine state raising a false alarm and creating human tragedies aim at destroying the Rohingya population. The siege a... Read more ►

October 21, 2016 • Author: Human Rights Watch

Burma: Aid Blocked to Rakhine State

(Rangoon, October 21, 2016) – The Burmese government and army should urgently ensure humanitarian aid can reach ethnic Rohingya and other vulnerable populations in northern Rakhine State, Human Rights Watch said today. Government security operations have cut off assistance... Read more ►

October 20, 2016 • Author: International Human Rights Clinic

Alleged abuses against civilians in non-ceasefire areas may constitute violations of Myanmar’s Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement

(Cambridge, MA, October 20, 2016)–  Reported abuses of civilians in non-ceasefire areas by the Myanmar military and other signatories to the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA) would, if verified, constitute violations of key civilian protection provisions established by... Read more ►

October 20, 2016 • Author: United League of Arakan/Arakan Army

United League of Arakan/Arakan Army Statement

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October 20, 2016 • Author: Amnesty International

Myanmar: Lift restrictions immediately on humanitarian aid

The Myanmar government must urgently lift restrictions that are preventing access to humanitarian aid in Rakhine and Kachin states, Amnesty International said today. The intensification of the conflict in Kachin State, and the eruption of violence in northern Rakhine State, ... Read more ►

October 18, 2016 • Author: Civil Rights Defenders

Myanmar: Release Detained Interfaith Activists

(October 18, 2016, Mandalay) – Myanmar authorities should release from prison and reverse all charges against interfaith activists Zaw Zaw Latt and Pwint Phyu Latt who have been held in detention since their respective arrests on July 14 and July 19, 2015, the Seagull and ... Read more ►

October 17, 2016 • Author: Charles Cardinal Bo

“End all Conflicts in Myanmar, Return to Negotiations” An Earnest Appeal to All

Myanmar shone like a city set on a mountain top just a few months ago. For the first time in 50 years all the parties in conflict – state and non-state, politicians and civil society member gathered together for the 21st Century Panglong peace conference.  The world ... Read more ►

October 12, 2016 • Author: Physicians for Human Rights

Physicians for Human Rights: Myanmar’s Rohingya Continue to Suffer Systematic Extortion, Abuse

Report from Physicians for Human Rights Shows Severe Persecution Contributes to Cycle of Poverty and Despair Among Rohingya Minority Despite significant advances in Myanmar, minority groups in the Southeast Asian country continue to face systematic and pervasive human rights... Read more ►

October 12, 2016 • Author: Burma Campaign UK

Arbitrary executions in Rakhine State must be investigated

Burma Campaign UK calls on the NLD-led government in Burma to establish an independent investigation into who is behind the killings of police officers in Rakhine State on October 9th, and into the subsequent killings of Rohingya villagers in the following days. The families... Read more ►

October 12, 2016 • Author: Fortify Rights

Myanmar: Protect Civilians in Rakhine State, Investigate Fatal Shootings

Extrajudicial Killings and Abuses Undercut Security in Rakhine State (YANGON, October 12, 2016)—The government of Myanmar should protect civilians and respect human rights in responding to recent deadly attacks against police by unknown assailants near the Myanmar-Banglade... Read more ►