Myanmar’s military says its deployments along the Bangladeshi border are to tackle rebel groups, not threaten its western neighbor.
Sending two privates to the ICC in The Hague after they confessed to Rohingya atrocities was an “intervention” in Myanmar’s judicial process, a military spokesman said.
Civil society organizations are demanding greater protection for women during armed conflict.
A draft of a statement to be issued by ASEAN foreign ministers raises the plight of Rohingya Muslims, along with COVID-19 and South China Sea issues.
Legal experts also say Myanmar troops’ videotaped confessions to killing Rohingya civilians may have been made under duress while in AA custody and might not hold up in court.
A police officer involved in the arrest of 42 undocumented Rohingya in Ayeyarwady Region has tested coronavirus-positive.
Of the 42 Rohingya detained on the Ayeyarwady coast, one has coronavirus, forcing 14 police officers into quarantine.
Aid agencies including UNICEF and RI have been forced to suspend or limit activities as staff have been affected by COVID-19.
UN organizations and other NGOs have been told to cease some activities and gatherings in Rakhine State as the authorities try to clamp down on coronavirus.
Rakhine State’s election chiefs have rejected five applicants for the November general election, claiming their parents were not citizens at their birth.
Dr. Kyaw Yin Hlaing of the Center for Diversity and National Harmony has won the MC Bassiouni Justice Award for his work to help address the 2017 Rakhine issue.
They were charged under the Immigration Act for illegal entry from Bangladesh after Myanmar closed the border due to COVID-19.
The UK has imposed sanctions on Senior General Min Aung Hlaing and Vice Senior General Soe Win for alleged rights abuses against the Rohingya and other groups in Myanmar.
The army’s refusal to discuss the details of its prosecution of three military personnel over the massacre of 19 Rohingya has been criticized as a failure of justice.
Residents of border townships in Rakhine State are concerned that unreported arrivals of illegal returnees from Bangladesh will worsen already growing COVID-19 rates.