Month: January 2017

Iran’s Zarif writes to UN chief to urge action on plight of Rohingya in Myanmar

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has written to United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres to demand international action to stop rights violations against the Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar. In a letter addressed to Guterres on Friday, Zarif said the plight of the Rohingya has caused international concern. The ethnic Muslims have not only been deprived of their most basic right — i.e. the right to belong to a country and a government that would protect them — they are also being exposed to killings and violent and inhumane treatment on a daily basis, he wrote. The Iranian foreign...

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လူ႔အခြင့္အေရးခ်ိဳးေဖာက္မႈ ဖံုးကြယ္ဖို႔ ျမန္မာအစိုးရႀကိဳးပမ္းေနတယ္လုိ႔ HRW ေဝဖန္

ျမန္မာအစိုးရဟာ ရခုိင္ျပည္နယ္က မြတ္ဆလင္ေတြအေပၚ လံုျခံဳေရးတပ္ဖြဲ႔ေတြက လူ႔အခြင့္အေရး ခ်ိဳးေဖာက္ေနတာေတြ ဖံုးကြယ္ဖာေထးဖို႔ ႀကိဳးပမ္းေနတယ္လုိ႔ လူ႔အခြင့္အေရးအဖြဲ႔ေတြက ဇန္နဝါရီလ (၅) ရက္ေန႔ ဒီကေန႔ ေဝဖန္ လိုက္ပါတယ္။ ေမာင္ေတာေဒသ စံုစမ္းစစ္ေဆးေရးေကာ္မရွင္ အစီရင္ခံစာမွာ… လူနည္းစုမြတ္ဆလင္ေတြကို လူမ်ိဳးတံုး သတ္ျဖတ္တာမရွိဘူးလို႔ ေရးသားေဖာ္ျပထားတာကို ေထာက္ၿပီး အခုလိုေဝဖန္လိုက္တာပါ။ HRW လူ႔အခြင့္ အေရး ေစာင့္ၾကည့္ေရးအဖြဲ႔ရဲ႕ အာရွေရးရာ ဒုတိယညြန္ၾကားေရးမွဴး Phil Robertson က… အရင္စစ္အစိုးရ လက္ထက္ ဒု-ဗိုလ္ခ်ဳပ္ႀကီးတဦးျဖစ္တဲ့ ဒုသမၼတဦးျမင့္ေဆြကို ပြဲထုတ္ထားတဲ့ ရခုိင္ျပည္နယ္ စံုစမ္းေရး ေကာ္မရွင္ဟာ မိမိတို႔ စိုးရိမ္ထားသလို တျဖည္းျဖည္းနဲ႔ အစိုးရရဲ႕ ဖံုးဖိဖာေထးေရး လုပ္ငန္းစဥ္ႀကီးလို ျဖစ္လာ ေနတယ္လုိ႔ ရိုက္တာသတင္းဌာနကို ေျပာပါတယ္။ ဗလီအေရအတြက္ အမ်ားအျပား ရွိေနတာေၾကာင့္ ရိုဟင္ဂ်ာ မြတ္ဆလင္ေတြအေပၚ ဖိႏွိပ္မႈ မရွိဘူးလို႔ ေကာက္ခ်က္ခ်တာဟာ အံ့ၾသစရာျဖစ္ေၾကာင္း၊ လူ႔အခြင့္အေရး ျပႆနာေတြကို အေလးအနက္ စံုစမ္းတာထက္ ျပည္ပ စြပ္စြဲမႈေတြကို မွားယြင္းေၾကာင္းတံု႔ျပန္ ႏုိင္ဖို႔ ေဆာင္ရြက္ခ်က္သာ ျဖစ္ေနေၾကာင္းလည္း Phil Robertson က ေျပာဆုိထားပါတယ္။ Fortify Rights အဖြဲ႔ တည္ေထာင္သူ Matthew Smith ကလည္း… ေကာ္မရွင္ရဲ့ ၾကားျဖတ္အစီရင္ခံစာဟာ လူ႔အခြင့္အေရး ေလ့လာစံုစမ္းသူေတြနဲ႔ ဘဂၤလားေဒ့ရွ္ဘက္ ထြက္ေျပးလာသူေတြရဲ႕ ေျပာၾကားခ်က္ေတြနဲ႔ လံုးဝ ကြဲျပားေန ေၾကာင္း၊ စစ္တပ္က က်ဳးလြန္တဲ့ျပစ္မႈေတြကို ေဒၚေအာင္ဆန္းစုၾကည္ ဦးေဆာင္တဲ့ အစိုးရဝန္ႀကီးဌာနေတြက ဖံုးကြယ္ဖုိ႔နဲ႔ ျငင္းပယ္ဖို႔ ဝါဒျဖန္႔ေရး...

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Burma/Myanmar – Situation of the Rohingya minority in Rakhine state (January 5, 2017)

France reiterates its deep concern over the unacceptable violence perpetrated against those belonging to the Rohingya minority in Burma and calls for an end to that violence. We emphasize that it is the Burmese authorities’ responsibility to protect civilian populations. It is vital to fully investigate that violence in the most transparent, impartial way, and for those engaging in atrocities to stand trial. The authorities must do everything necessary to ensure that all those in need in northern Rakhine state receive humanitarian assistance as quickly as possible. France, working with its European partners and within the UN, will see to...

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Burma/Myanmar – Situation of the Rohingya minority in Rakhine state (January 5, 2017)

France reiterates its deep concern over the unacceptable violence perpetrated against those belonging to the Rohingya minority in Burma and calls for an end to that violence. We emphasize that it is the Burmese authorities’ responsibility to protect civilian populations. It is vital to fully investigate that violence in the most transparent, impartial way, and for those engaging in atrocities to stand trial. The authorities must do everything necessary to ensure that all those in need in northern Rakhine state receive humanitarian assistance as quickly as possible. France, working with its European partners and within the UN, will see to it. Source...

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Myanmar says ‘no evidence’ of Rohingya genocide

Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar who tried to cross the Naf river into Bangladesh are guarded by Bangladeshi security officials in Teknaf on December 25 2016Image copyrightAFP Rohingya Muslims have been trying to flee into Bangladesh to escape the violence A commission set up by Myanmar’s government says it has so far found no evidence of genocide against Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine state. In its interim report, the commission also said there was not enough evidence to support widespread rape allegations. It did not mention claims that security forces had been killing people. There have been repeated allegations of abuses...

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