Authorities confirm an investigation into the deaths of two prisoners in police custody, and say it is not the only such case being looked into.
‘Let us continue the pilgrimage to peace—not return to war.’ His Eminence Cardinal Charles Bo makes a plea for peace and an end to conflict in Myanmar.
Bangladesh’s foreign minister says the arrival of refugees from Burma is having an adverse impact on the local population and undermining security.
Government security forces are ambushed by 30 unidentified gunmen on the border with Bangladesh.
The UNHCR will push for resettlement of those most in need, for medical or family reasons, despite growing resistance in the US under President Trump.
The crackdown underway since early October sparked widespread allegations of serious human rights abuses.
A representative of the mission says it would unload food and emergency supplies in Bangladesh, though staff were not being allowed access.
The move comes after an OHCHR report alleged widespread arbitrary detention, gang rape, arson, and extrajudicial killings.
Some 100 nationalist protesters, including from a Ma Ba Tha-aligned group, demonstrated outside the port.
Bangladesh will continue to allow women, children and the elderly to seek shelter there, a top government official says.
Government says it ‘will check figures on the ground’ following UN agency officials’ estimates that more than 1,000 may have been killed in crackdown.
Foreign ministry statement labels reports of widespread abuses ‘very serious’ and promises to take necessary measures where there is clear evidence.
Diplomats say that Burma’s government remains ‘in denial’ about alleged atrocities against civilians.
‘If there is solid evidence to prove these allegations… then we will take action in accordance with our procedures,’ the President’s Office says.
“We will review the report from the UN and we will respond,” says Zaw Htay, Burma President Htin Kyaw’s spokesman.