The International Criminal Court has opened a preliminary probe into Myanmar military's crimes, including killings, sexual violence and forced deportations, against members of the Rohingya Muslim minority group in the Southeast Asian nation.
The United Nations (UN) has reiterated its call for the prosecution of Myanmar’s top military officials for what the international body has conclusively decided is genocide against the Rohingya Muslim minority group.
The United Nations has begun assessment of conditions in Myanmar's Rakhine state after it was finally given permission to operate there for the first time since violence escalated last year and forced more than 700,000 Rohingya Muslims to flee to neighboring Bangladesh.
Myanmar government leader Aung San Suu Kyi will not attend the UN General Assembly meeting in New York next week, the media reported on Wednesday, amid growing calls for Myanmar’s security forces to be held accountable for crimes against the Rohingya Muslims.
The new UN human rights chief has called on Myanmar to free two Reuters journalists jailed for their reporting of the military’s ethnic-cleansing campaign against Rohingya Muslims in the Southeast Asian country.
A Myanmar judge on Monday found two Reuters journalists guilty of breaching a law on state secrets and jailed them for seven years, in a landmark case seen as a test of progress toward democracy in the Southeast Asian country.
A court in Myanmar has sentenced two Reuters journalists to seven years behind bars for what it called “breaching” a state secrets act while reporting on the military’s ethnic-cleansing campaign against Rohingya Muslims, a ruling that quickly drew harsh criticisms from all over the world.
Myanmar has blatantly rejected the findings of a United Nations (UN) investigation that holds the country’s military responsible for committing genocide against its minority Rohingya Muslim population.
The United States has imposed sanctions against four Myanmar military and police commanders and two army units responsible for the atrocities against minority Rohingya Muslims in the Buddhist-majority country.
United Nations aid agencies called on Myanmar on Wednesday to improve conditions in Rakhine state for the safe return of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees from Bangladesh and provide a clear pathway to citizenship for those eligible.
International legal experts say Myanmar has violated its obligations to the United Nations child rights convention as the unprecedented crackdown mounted by the government of the Southeast Asian nation against the minority Rohingya Muslims has led to an exodus of hundreds of thousands of people from the persecuted community.