Rohingya Refugees: Stateless in Southeast Asia - NYTimes.com. The Bangladeshi photographer Saiful Huq Omi has spent six years photographing Rohingya Muslims who fled persecution in Myanmar only to find themselves stateless.
When he visited refugees in Bangladesh, where more than 200,000 Rohingya now live, he heard stories of torture, rape and murder as well as those about a lack of basic freedoms. While few other people in the world were interested in the plight of these stateless refugees at the time, he felt compelled to focus on them. For Mr. Huq it was personal. “I grew up listening to stories about how my extended family were refugees in India during the 1971 war for independence,” he said. As a child, Mr. “We had freedom fighters who fought for our independence and won,” he said. Photo Mr. The Irrawaddy sur Twitter : "100s Protest in #Burma Against Voting Rights for #Rohingya.
100s Protest in Burma Against Voting Rights for Rohingya. Protestors in Rangoon demonstrate against a government decision to allow people without full citizenship, including Rohingya Muslims, to vote in an upcoming constitutional referendum.
RANGOON — Hundreds of people have demonstrated in Rangoon, Burma’s biggest city, to protest a government decision to allow people without full citizenship, including members of the Rohingya ethnic minority, to vote in an upcoming constitutional referendum. Most Muslim Rohingya are not citizens, and prejudice against them is high in the predominantly Buddhist nation. Parliament is debating several constitutional amendments. Number of Rohingya Fleeing Myanmar Tops 100,000. Birmanie: climat tendu après la mise en place d’un contrôle des naissances pour les Rohingyas - Birmanie.
Ces trois femmes ont été tuées, mardi 4 juin, lors d'affrontements avec les forces de l'ordre dans un camp de déplacés de l'Etat Rakhine.
Quatre autres personnes ont été blessées. La situation est très tendue dans l’ouest du pays depuis les affrontements très violents entre musulmans Rohingyas et bouddhistes Rakhines, l’an dernier. Des affrontements qui ont fait 200 morts et plus de 140 000 déplacés. Burma: Revoke ‘Two-Child Policy’ For Rohingya. (Bangkok) – Burma’s government should publicly revoke a discriminatory population control regulation that restricts Rohingya Muslims to having two children.
Burmas-Muslims-A-primer. Andrew Selth is a Research Fellow at the Griffith Asia Institute. Given the spate of articles in the news media which connect the anti-Muslim riots in Burma last week with the sectarian violence in Rakhine (Arakan) State last year, it may be helpful to sketch out the multi-faceted nature of Burma's Muslim communities and some of the underlying issues. Burma sentences 3 UN staff to jail for Rakhine violence. YANGON, Burma (AP) — A court in Burma has sentenced three United Nations staff members to prison terms for their alleged involvement in a spate of bloody communal violence in the west of the country in June, a U.N. spokesman said Monday.
A court in the Rakhine state town of Maungdaw handed down the punishments on Friday, spokesman Aye Win told The Associated Press. Two U.N. refugee agency workers received jail terms of six and three years, while a U.N. World Food Program staffer was sentenced to two years, he said. Aye Win had no immediate comment on the news, and the world body has issued no official statement. Southeast Asia from the Corner of 18th and K Streets: The President, the Lady, and the Plight of the Rohingya.
Myanmar continues to pursue reforms at an impressive pace, but the plight of the country’s Rohingya population remains a disgrace for a state seeking to engage the international community.
That disgrace is not the government’s alone – it is shared by the opposition movement, including its leader Aung San Suu Kyi, as well as the country’s neighbors and the international community. Burma president launches an ‘Investigation Commission’ to the Rakhine state. Burma has initiated the formation of an ‘Investigation Commission’ for an independent enquiry into recent horrific sectarian violence in the Rakhine state, which the United Nations human rights envoy to Burma said was one of the country’s one various human rights challenges at present.
The president of Myanmar (Burma), Thein Sein, signed Notification No. 58/2012 of the Union Government of Myanmar dated August 17, 2012 to form an investigation commission. According to the Notification, there occurred organized lawless and anarchic acts that can harm peace, stability and rule of law in Rakhine State in May and June, 2012. The investigation commission was formed to investigate the truth and to propose opinion for the national interest. Les Rohingyas, persécutés et oubliés. Quelque 400 000 Rohingyas persécutés par la junte au pouvoir au Myanmar sont réfugiés au Bangladesh.
Certains survivent dans des bidonvilles, quand d’autres ont obtenu le statut de réfugié, raconte Le Temps. Des hordes d’enfants oisifs, parfois entièrement nus, courent et jouent çà et là. Un fil noué à un sac en plastique se transforme cerf-volant, des cailloux en osselets, une tige végétale en corde à sauter. Sur les collines de Kutu Palong, dans le sud du Bangladesh, la vie s’invente dans la misère du camp des réfugiés. State of Emergency Declared in Western Myanmar. Burma Rohingyas found drifting off Indonesia. 16 February 2011Last updated at 13:50 The 129 men on board had been at sea for about three weeks.