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UN Resolution against Abuse of Rohingya Muslims 28 Dec 2019

UN Resolution against Abuse of Rohingya Muslims

TEHRAN (Iran News) – The UN approved a resolution strongly condemning human rights abuses against Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims and other minorities, including arbitrary arrests, torture, rape, and deaths in detention. The 193-member UN on Friday voted 134-9 with 28 abstentions in favor of the resolution which also calls on Myanmar’s government to take urgent measures […]

Genocide against Myanmar Goes to World Court 10 Dec 2019

Genocide against Myanmar Goes to World Court

TEHRAN (Iran News) – The International Court of Justice (ICJ) has launched genocide hearings against Myanmar, as the first major legal attempt to bring the country to justice over horrific atrocities committed against Rohingya Muslims. The three-day hearings in the United Nations’ top court kicked off at The Hague on Tuesday following a November lawsuit […]

‘Rohingya refugees want to go back home but with safety and dignity’ 18 Dec 2018

‘Rohingya refugees want to go back home but with safety and dignity’

Prof. Nasir uddin is a cultural anthropologist based in Bangladesh, and professor of anthropology at Chittagong University. He has been working with Rohingya people in the borderland of Bangladesh and Myanmar for more than two decades and has written on the Rohingya refugee situation extensively in the form of both academic and popular pieces. His […]

From Palestine to Rohingya; talking points at Islamic Unity Conference 27 Nov 2018

From Palestine to Rohingya; talking points at Islamic Unity Conference

 During the three-day International Islamic Unity Conference in Tehran this week, many brainstorming discussions were held as part of various commissions on some of the most pressing and significant issues facing the Muslim world today. Many distinguished scholars, authors, cultural experts, diplomats, and politicians took part in these discussions and threw light on various issues. […]

Myanmar rejects UN probe on Rohingya abuses 29 Aug 2018

Myanmar rejects UN probe on Rohingya abuses

Myanmar rejected Wednesday the findings of a UN probe alleging genocide by its military against the Rohingya, in a strident government response to a damning report on the crisis. Myanmar has come under immense pressure this week over last year’s military crackdown that pushed more than 700,000 of the Muslim minority into Bangladesh. Monday’s report […]

Rohingya refugees mark one year in Bangladesh 28 Aug 2018

Rohingya refugees mark one year in Bangladesh

TEHRAN – Refugees in Bangladesh held demonstrations on Saturday to mark the passing of a year since the outbreak of a conflict in western Myanmar’s Rakhine state that drove hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims from their homes. Putting up in tents in Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazaar, protestors said they were living in worst conditions in […]

Myanmar Bans UN Official as Military Finds Mass Grave in Rakhine 21 Dec 2017

Myanmar Bans UN Official as Military Finds Mass Grave in Rakhine

Yanghee Lee, UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar, was informed Wednesday all access to the country has been denied and cooperation withdrawn for the duration of her tenure, the UN said in a statement. Myanmar has banned a United Nations official investigating the ongoing crackdown in Rakhine State from the […]

UN’s Zeid Toughens Warning of ‘Genocide’ in Myanmar 18 Dec 2017

UN’s Zeid Toughens Warning of ‘Genocide’ in Myanmar

The top UN human rights official has said he would not be surprised if a court one day ruled that acts of genocide had been committed against the Rohingya Muslim minority in Myanmar, according to a television interview to be shown on Monday. UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra‘ad al-Hussein told the BBC […]

UN gearing up for heavy influx of Rohingya Muslim refugees 11 Oct 2017

UN gearing up for heavy influx of Rohingya Muslim refugees

The UN has announced that it is on “full alert” for a mass exodus of Rohingya Muslims as reports show a sharp spike of them fleeing Myanmar. “We’re back in a situation of full alert as far as influxes are concerned. It is a big increase to see 11,000,” said the spokesman for the UN High […]

145,000 Rohingya children face malnutrition 06 Oct 2017

145,000 Rohingya children face malnutrition

About 145,000 Rohingya refugee children pouring into Bangladesh to stay safe from a brutal crackdown by the Myanmar government are now at risk of severe malnutrition, a UK charity has warned. According to the Disasters Emergency Committee charity, more than 14,000 of the refugee children under the age of five are already suffering from “severe […]