Tag - Rohingya

Rohingya rally in B’desh to mark anniversary of mass exodus


Dhaka: Thousands of Rohingya Muslims rallied in Bangladeshi refugee camps to demand justice for a crackdown carried out on them five years ago by the Myanmar military. "We want justice," shouted the refugees, who gathered outside their makeshift dwellings in the district of Cox's Bazar recently. The rally with more than 10,000 people marked the fifth anniversary...

Myanmar repression of Muslim Rohingya is genocide: Blinken


Washington DC: Violent repression of the largely Muslim Rohingya population in Myanmar amounts to genocide, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Monday, a declaration intended to both generate international pressure and lay the groundwork for potential legal action. Authorities made the determination based on confirmed accounts of mass atrocities on civilians by Myanmar's military...

Prominent Rohingya leader shot dead in Bangladesh


Dhaka: A prominent Rohingya Muslim leader has been shot dead in a refugee camp in southern Bangladesh. Mohibullah, who was in his late 40s, led one of the largest of several community groups to emerge since more than 730,000 mostly Muslim Rohingya fled Myanmar amid a brutal military crackdown in August 2017. He was talking to other...

Bangladesh probes deadly fire at Rohingya camp, 400 missing


Dhaka: At least 15 people have been killed in a massive fire that ripped through a Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh, while 400 remain missing, the United Nations refugee agency said. “It is massive, it is devastating,” said the UNHCR’s Johannes van der Klaauw, who joined a Geneva briefing virtually from Dhaka on Tuesday. “We still have 400...