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18 October 2017

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09/12/2017 MYANMAR - UN

UN Security Council convokes emergency session on Rohingya for tomorrow

The urgent meeting requested by Great Britain and Sweden. Myanmar counts on China and Russia to veto any motions. More than 1,000 dead in the last raids in Rakhine. Since August 25 at least 313,000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh.

Yangon (AsiaNews / Agencies) - The UN Security Council announces that it will meet tomorrow to discuss violence in Myanmar, which caused the exodus of more than 300,000 Rohingya Muslims to neighboring Bangladesh.

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights states that the situation in Rakhine State is an "example of manual ethnic cleansing ". Washington states it is "deeply disturbed" by the attacks on both sides, including the assaults committed by Islamic militants who on August 25 began the conflict.

UN Human Rights Chief Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein (Photo) yesterday accused Myanmar of "systematic attacks" on Rohingya civilians. "Since Myanmar has denied access to human rights inspectors, the current situation cannot yet be fully assessed.

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Myanmar has stated that the latest violence has caused more than 1,000 deaths, most of which are Rohingya. The United Nations Refugee Agency states that from August 25 at least 313,000 Rohingya arrived in Bangladesh from Rakhine, about a third of the total population of 1.1 million.

Because of the growing international concern for the crisis, Great Britain and Sweden have called for the urgent meeting of the United Nations Security Council tomorrow. In order to ensure that any motion is blocked, the Myanmar government counts on China and Russia, both permanent members of the Council.






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Aung San Suu Kyi announces speech on Rohingya set for 19 September

The Lady "will talk about national reconciliation and peace". It will be her first public intervention since the beginning of the violence. The United Nations Security Council met yesterday. The Burmese leader criticized for lack of moral leadership and compassion. The military bent on failure of the democratic process.  



13/09/2017 09:38:00 MYANMAR - UN
Yangon, Aung San Suu Kyi will not go to the UN General Assembly

Myanmar vice president Henry Van Thio will take over the lady's place. The announcement comes after the allegations of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. At the Security Council Myanmar hopes in Russia and China. Charges against the Burmese leader. Suspicions regarding the role of the army in ethnic tensions.



11/09/2017 11:00:00 MYANMAR
Rakhine, government rejects the ceasefire offered by Rohingya militants

Burmese leader Aung San Suu Kyi's spokesman: "We do not negotiate with terrorists." The Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (Arsa) announces the truce until 9 October for humanitarian purposes. Army: Nearly 400 Islamic militants have been killed so far. The exodus of about 300,000 Rohingya to Bangladesh. The displaced among the ethnic groups are 30,000.



19/09/2017 10:22:00 MYANMAR
Aung San Suu Kyi: Myanmar does not fear international inquiries on Rohingya

In her first public talk on the Rakhine crisis, the Democratic leader promises to pursue "all human rights violations and outlaw violence" and the return of those who fled. From September 5 there are no conflicts.



02/09/2017 12:46:00 BANGLADESH
Cox's Bazaar becomes a Rohingya refugee camp. Stories of Violence and Pain (Videos and Photos)

There are about 20 thousand people in the city of Ukhiya. Few NGOs distribute food and tents. On the face and bodies of displaced persons, signs of torture and anguish. A refugee: "Bangladesh is a Muslim country and so I hope it gives us refuge." Our correspondent’s report.




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