Women protest Rohingya genocide and rape outside Unilever HQ, call for disinvestment from Burma

About 30 women from various organizations gathered in front of the Unilever Head Office in London calling on the company to disinvest from Burma because of genocide and rape of the Rohingya on March 8, 2018 – International Women’s Day.

Women hold banner in front of Unilever HQ in London

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Myanmar pardons 33 Bangladeshis

Thirty-three Bangladesh nationals have secured Myanmar President’s clemency as they were jailed in Myanmar for their illegal entry into the neighboring – Myanmar, according to diplomat source.

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Any child that’s detained is an issue for us: UNICEF

“There are some children that are detained in the Buthidaung prison, so those are the cases that we’re raising,” Justin Forsyth, the United National Children’s Fund – UNICEF – deputy executive director, said at the end of a brief trip to Myanmar on April 9.
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Myanmar Government’s Fascist tactics are deplorable

By Habib Siddiqui

Last week the Myanmar Police Force announced a plan to recruit and arm ethnic Rakhine and other non-Muslim civilians in restive Maungdaw Township, a predominantly Muslim township in Buddhist-majority Rakhine State. The township has recently witnessed widespread abuse of human rights against the minority Rohingya and other Muslims by the police and military forces. Weeks earlier, military moved into the territory to flush out the attackers – reportedly Rohingyas – who had raided 3 police posts.
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Burmese cattle come Bangladesh for Qurbani – sacrificial festival

Burmese cattle and Buffaloes are recently being brought to Bangladesh from Burma with trawlers through Shapuri Dip corridor for Qurban – sacrificial festival (Eid-ul-Azah) by cattle traders, said Mojib Ullah from Shapuri Dip.
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BGB hand over Burmese national to BGP

Teknaf, Bangladesh: Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) arrested a Burmese national and handed over to Border Guard Police of Burma (BGP) on September 3, according BGB officials. Continue reading

The Annan Commission needs to be successful

By Habib Siddiqui

On Friday, 19 August 2016, the first World Rohingya Day demonstrations took place around the world. Rallies and demonstrations took place in London, UK; Washington DC, New York, Chicago; Toronto, Canada; Stockholm, Sweden; Boston; Los Angeles; and many other places. The speakers demanded end to the ongoing genocide of Rohingya people who are indigenous people of Myanmar (formerly Burma) living in their ancestral lands.
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