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By Patrice Victor |
Although the Rohingya people were initially welcomed to seek asylum in Malaysia, they are now facing discrimination and xenophobia as a climate of uncertainty and anxiety spread through the Malaysian population during the Covid-19 pandemic. Anti-rohingya rhetoric emerged on social media along with some demonstrations by the locals, while the once-supportive government turned against them.
By Fortify Rights |
<p>Fortify Rights and 16 individual complainants from Myanmar filed a criminal complaint with the Federal Public Prosecutor General of Germany under the principle of universal jurisdiction against senior Myanmar military generals and others for genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity, Fortify Rights announced on 24 January.</p>
By Prachatai |
<p>Over 200 Rohingya refugees from a Bangladesh IDP camp have been left floating in a single boat off the coast of Thailand. Unable to get the boat moving and lacking food and water, 30 people have reportedly died.</p>
By Prachatai |
<p>Move Forward Party (MFP) MP Rangsiman Rome revealed during last week&rsquo;s mid-year censure debate that Maj Gen Paween Pongsirin, a senior police officer investigating Rohingya human trafficking in 2015, decided to seek asylum in Australia due to threats and pressure from his superiors.</p>
By International Federation for Human Rights |
<p>The Myanmar government must determine the fate or whereabouts of scores of Rohingya who remain missing nearly four years after the beginning of Myanmar government security forces&rsquo; &ldquo;clearance operations&rdquo; in northern Rakhine State, <a href="">FIDH</a> and its member organizations Odhikar and ALTSEAN-Burma urged today (27 August).</p>
By ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights |
<p>Three years since the mass atrocities committed against the Rohingya population by the Myanmar Army, parliamentarians in Southeast Asia are reiterating their calls for the Myanmar government to restore the fundamental rights of the Rohingya, and fully cooperate with international justice mechanisms.</p>
By Human Rights Watch |
<p><a href=";;sdata=J5BIcc5Vzc6gDkKC4ndeb0CCqsET8hqg1rUT%2BJnDU7Y%3D&amp;reserved=0" target="_blank">Malaysia</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a data-saferedirecturl=";source=gmail&amp;ust=1592029067209000&amp;usg=AFQjCNEexkiQXvfpi-2BUoSx94QKzqauNg" href=";;sdata=iz1EpNT7EJ%2Fnpp4c1iwOKmsY0v1AiUqJM%2BnHVYPXlZk%3D&amp;reserved=0" target="_blank">Thailand</a>&nbsp;should urgently rescue Rohingya refugees stranded at sea and provide them with assistance and access to asylum, Human Rights Watch said today.</p>
By Human Rights Watch |
<p><a href="">Thai</a>&nbsp;authorities should allow the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) unhindered access to Rohingya from Myanmar to determine whether they qualify for refugee status, <a href="">Human Rights Watch</a> said today (21 May). The government&rsquo;s inhumane policy of holding Rohingya arriving in Thailand in&nbsp;<a href="">indefinite detention</a>&nbsp;should be immediately repealed.</p>
By Human Rights Watch |
<p><a href="" target="_blank">Bangladesh</a>&nbsp;authorities have&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">quarantined 29 Rohingya refugees</a>&nbsp;without adequate access to aid on an&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">unstable silt island</a>&nbsp;in the Bay of Bengal, <a href="">Human Rights Watch</a> said today (5 May). The authorities&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">said that they are holding the refugees</a>, including 15 women and 5 children, who had been adrift at sea for over two months, on Bhasan Char to prevent a Covid-19 outbreak in the camps.</p>