US senators praise Hasina’s ‘strong leadership and compassion’ on Rohingya issue

Saturday, October 21, 2017

US senators praise Hasina’s ‘strong leadership and compassion’ on Rohingya issue

  News Desk,  bdnews24.com  Published: 2017-10-18 12:52:58.0 BdST Updated: 2017-10-18 12:52:58.0 BdST

Nine US senators have sent a letter thanking Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for her ‘strong leadership and compassion’ on the Rohingya crisis.

The letter praised Bangladesh’s decision to keep the borders open and provide assistance to more than half a million refugees fleeing the military crackdown in Myanmar. “Your government’s extraordinary generosity in ensuring their safety and shelter is a beacon of hope as the world watches this crisis unfold,” the letter said.

The statement was signed by Sen Benjamin L Cardin of Maryland, Sen Cory Gardner of Colorado, Sen Richard J Durbin of Illinois, Sen Marco Rubio of Florida, Sen Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire, Sen Jeff Merkley of Oregon, Sen Tim Kaine of Virginia, Sen Christopher A Coons of Delaware and Sen Cory Booker of New Jersey. Read more ›

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What’s happening in Myanmar is genocide

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What’s happening in Myanmar is genocide

But why are world leaders so reluctant to use the word ‘genocide’ for the persecution and killing of the Rohingya?

  by Ashley Starr Kinseth 

Ashley Starr Kinseth is an international human rights and humanitarian lawyer.

 18 October 2017 :4 hours ago

 

The Myanmar government has engaged in at least four of the five genocidal acts outlined in the Genocide Convention against the Rohingya, writes Starr Kinseth [Showkat Shafi/Al Jazeera]

The Myanmar government has engaged in at least four of the five genocidal acts outlined in the Genocide Convention against the Rohingya, writes Starr Kinseth [Showkat Shafi/Al Jazeera]

On the night of August 25, an attack on Myanmar security forces by a handful of Rohingya militants in Northern Rakhine State prompted a brutal government counter-offensive that has, in turn, led to the greatest refugee crisis of the twenty-first century. Since then, more than 500,000 Rohingya have fled to neighbouring Bangladesh, with some estimating that as many as 15,000 continue to make the dangerous journey each day. In fact, in terms of rate of escalation, this is the greatest mass exodus – and has the makings to become the most significant humanitarian catastrophe – since the 1994 Rwandan genocide, when over 800,000 Hutus and moderate Tutsis were slaughtered over a mere 100-day period.  Read more ›

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On the Edge of Genocide

Source : http://www.maungzarni.net/2017/10/maung-zarni-military-controlled.html

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Maung Zarni: Military-Controlled Ethnocracy in Myanmar Causing Exodus of 100,000 Rohingyas Every Week

Maung Zarni: Military-Controlled Ethnocracy in Myanmar Causing Exodus of 100,000 Rohingyas Every Week

Wednesday, October 18, 2017  Interviews

By Fars News Agency
October 18, 2017

TEHRAN — Activist and scholar Maung Zarni says that the plight of Muslim Rohingyas has gotten worse under the administration of Nobel Peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi and now there are about 100,000 Rohingyas fleeing their homeland every week.

The Burmese scholar in an exclusive interview with FNA said that Aung San SuuKyi’s leadership has been the direct product of the icon manufacturing by Western media and activists which was intended to give acceptability to what, he believes, is a “military-controlled ethnocracy, wrapped in Buddhism”. Read more ›

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Burma: At least 228 Rohingya Muslim villages destroyed in just one month, says Human Rights Watch

Burma: At least 228 Rohingya Muslim villages destroyed in just one month, says Human Rights Watch

Tens of thousands of homes have been destroyed by Burmese military forces, say monitors

Ben Kentish     @BenKentish    The Independent Online

Almost 600,000 Rohingya have fled from Burma into Bangladesh AP/Dar Yasin, October 18, 2017

At least 288 Rohingya villages in Burma’s Rakhine state have been partially or totally destroyed since violence in the area worsened at the end of August, according to Human Rights Watch (HRW).

Analysis of satellite images suggests tens of thousands of homes have been razed amid violent clashes that have been blamed mostly on the Burmese army. Many of the buildings were destroyed after Burmese officials claimed they were no longer carrying out “clearance operations”, the charity said.

Images also suggested that villages belonging to the country’s Rohingya Muslims were destroyed while nearby areas occupied by non-Muslims were left largely untouched. In villages of mixed ethnicity, Rohingya homes were burned to the ground while others were left intact, it added. Read more ›

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Safe Havens for Rohingya Children

Safe Havens for Rohingya Children

Source :https://www.gofundme.com/SafeHavensforRohingyaChildren

In the past month we’ve witnessed the harrowing scenes over 500,000 Rohingya refugees traversing the monsoon rains and bloodied fields of Myanmar into Bangladesh’s make-shift and overcrowded refugee camps.

60%  of them are children, many of whom have been orphaned and have made the long trek alone.  Their malnourished and disfigured bodies tell stories of starvation, torture, and rape at the hands of Myanmar’s security forces since the latest round of violence broke out three weeks ago. Read more ›

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Rohingya Exodus Leaked Video YouTube 2

   Source : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p4DBm3p425c  

 khin maung Swe

Published on Jan 19, 2013

Rohingya Exodus ( Leaked Video) – YouTube

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