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Last Updated on Saturday, 25 August 2012 12:54 Written by brcaau Saturday, 25 August 2012 12:52

 

Too early to end Burma sanctions

Says US envoy; Amnesty decries abuses against Muslims

 

 

The new US ambassador to Myanmar yesterday said that it was too soon to abolish all sanctions against the former pariah, as Congress considers extending a ban on imports from the impoverished country.

"We have said in the past, and I have said, that we endorse continuing to keep in place many of the authorities -- the sanctions authorities -- in Congress," said Derek Mitchell, who took up his new post earlier this month. Read more

 

 

Al Jazeera

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Written by brcaau Saturday, 25 August 2012 12:49

Report denounces Myanmar attacks on Rohingya

Amnesty denounces security forces and local Buddhists for state-sponsored attacks on Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine state.

Last Modified: 21 Jul 2012 00:35

Human Rights group Amnesty International has accused security forces and ethnic Rakhine Buddhists of carrying out fresh, targeted attacks against Rohingya, the Muslim minority group in Myanmar.

Violence in the last six weeks has been "primarily one-sided, with Muslims generally and Rohingya specifically the targets and victims,'' Benjamin Zawacki, a Bangkok-based researcher for Amnesty, said on Friday. Read more

 

 

Rediff News

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Written by brcaau Saturday, 25 August 2012 12:48

Myanmar's two million stateless people

July 18, 2012 00:34 IST

A report published by the Indian government reveals that about 400,000 people of Indian origin have no official recognition in Myanmar, they have limited or no access to education, employment and healthcare, reports Venessa Parekh.

Even as the world smiles benignly at the democratic opening up of Myanmar and the extended foreign tour of its leader of the Opposition, Aung San SuuKyi, the country's complex domestic dynamic, hidden for years, has surfaced. The spill over of the sectarian violence that began in early June has simultaneously exposed the difficulties of democratisation and the plight of Myanmar's many underprivileged ethnic minorities. Read more

 

International Policy Digest

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Written by brcaau Saturday, 25 August 2012 12:45

‘Democracy’ and Slaughter in Burma: Gold Rush Overrides Human Rights

By Ramzy Baroud

July 17, 2012

The widespread killings of Rohingya Muslims in Burma – or Myanmar – have received only passing and dispassionate coverage in most media. What they actually warrant is widespread outrage and decisive efforts to bring further human rights abuses to an immediate halt. Read more

 

The Daily Star

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Written by brcaau Saturday, 25 August 2012 12:42

Friday, July 20, 2012

Bangladesh rights record faces US scrutiny

AP, Washington

Accusations of extrajudicial killings by Bangladeshi paramilitary forces and the South Asian nation's refusal to grant refuge to fleeing refugees faced scrutiny from US lawmakers Thursday.

The congressional hearing also examined allegations of abuses against labor and opposition activists in the moderate Islamic nation, whose human rights problems weigh on Washington's efforts to forge stronger relations. Read more

   

Rohingya Blogger

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Last Updated on Saturday, 25 August 2012 12:43 Written by brcaau Saturday, 25 August 2012 12:40

The tragedy of Burmese Muslims | Professor Dr.Elmasry

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Anadolu Agency

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Written by brcaau Saturday, 25 August 2012 12:36

International community should take immediate action19 July 2012 13:43 (Last updated 19 July 2012 13:44)

President of Burmese Rohingya Organization UK, Tun Khin has spoken to Anadolu Agency

LONDON (AA) - July 19, 2012 - President of Burmese Rohingya Organization UK (BROUK), Tun Khin, has said that international community should take immediate action on situation of Muslim people in Arakan, Burma. Read more

 

   

Mr Tun Khin - Rohingya Global Day of Action

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Written by brcaau Saturday, 25 August 2012 12:35

   

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