No security for Rohingya ethnic human rights defenders in Thailand

The Thai authorities arbitrarily detained, intimidated, and monitored the movements of some ethnic Rohingya community leaders and human rights defenders from Myanmar who lawfully reside in Thailand, involved in the event – a question-and-answer session from taking place at a Rohingya-focused civil-society-led press conference in Bangkok on June 23, according to fortify Rights press statement issued on June 28.

Talking at FCCT Bangkok, Thailand

Talking at FCCT Bangkok, Thailand

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No education for Rohingya children in Maungdaw

There are schools, teachers and students in Maungdaw, but no education system there, no teaching by teachers to Rohingya children in schools in rural areas since 2012 – occurred conflict between Rohingyas and Rakhine community, said Hamidul Rahaman, father of four students from Maungdaw.
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Maungdaw township admin officer takes huge money for appointment of village guard officer

U Hla Myint, the Maungdaw township officer took huge amount of money from two Rohingyas who was appointed for village guard officers on June 18, said an officer from Township admin office who denied to be named.
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BGP brutally kill a fisherman, seriously injure two in Maungdaw

Burmese border guard police (BGP) brutally killed a fisherman and seriously injured two on June 21 at night while they were fishing at the Khayan Khali river mouth of Maungdaw south, said Pintu from the locality.
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Conviction violates freedom of expression: Fortify Rights

Four press workers were Imprisoning for printing a particular term “Rohingya” in a 2016 calendar demonstrates the lack of freedom of expression in Myanmar. There is no justification for it, according to Fortify Rights statement issued on June 17.

Pressworkers  at court room in Rangoon

Pressworkers at court room in Rangoon

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Extort huge money for escaping from Army custody

Maungdaw, Arakan State: Army officer of Marrawaddy camp of Maungdaw south arrested a Rohingya youth and extorted Kyat one million for his younger who escape from army custody on June 16, Nur Hussain a local villager from Maungdaw said.  Continue reading

No renovation or new building permission in rural areas in Maungdaw: Township admin officer

U Hla Myint, the Maungdaw Township admin officer ordered all concerned villages admin officers not to issue any renovation or new building or house permission to any villagers recently, said Asharff , a village admin officer from Maungdaw north.
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