U.N. Special Rapporteur Yanghee Lee on Tuesday suggested Facebook was failing to treat parties to the country's conflict even-handedly.
The KIO says a recent UNODC report was wrong to claim that it controls some of the areas with the highest concentrations of opium cultivation in Myanmar.
Special rapporteur Lee accuses security forces of intimidation campaign; sees little hope of return in near future
New restrictions on aid activities in the area affect pre-existing programs which had been giving vital healthcare, water, education and emergency services to those in need.
Wednesday’s UN statement urged “all sides to ensure the protection of all civilians” and to find a peaceful solution to the situation.
The camp leaders called a three-day strike on Monday to demand that they be identified as ethnic Rohingya on the ID cards the UN is issuing them.
Refugees not yet willing to return voluntarily due to lack of security, citizenship, Dhaka says
Demonstrators wave signs saying ‘We will never return to Myanmar without citizenship.’
Rohingya and UN officials alike fear the resettlement centers which refugees are expected to return to may become permanent internment camps.
Senior Communist Party of China official Song Tao says Beijing backs continued political role for Tatmadaw.
The UN urged Bangladesh to drop plans to start repatriating Rohingya refugees to Rakhine state this month, warning they would face a "high risk of persecution.”
China, backed by Russia, failed to stop a UNSC briefing that accused Myanmar's military of genocide against Rohingya Muslims and urged the 15-member council to push for justice.
The UN special envoy, Christine Schraner Burgener, held meetings with Kachin State government leaders in Myitkyina focusing on the ongoing peace process.
In the past, outside pressure has only caused the military to dig in deeper; and there is little support for Rohingya within the country.
China, the Philippines and Burundi voted against the UN Human Rights Council’s proposal to establish a body for gathering evidence of human rights abuses in Myanmar.