Myanmar/burma

ALERT: Genocide Emergency FOR THE ROHINGYA MINORITY GROUP

 

Genocide stages:

CLASSIFICATION, SYMBOLIZATION, DISCRIMINATION, DEHUMANIZATION, ORGANIZATION, POLARIZATION, PREPARATION, PERSECUTION, ExterminatioN, DENIAL

 

Afflicted Groups:

  • Rohingya

  • Kachin

  • Karen

  • shan

  • democrats

 

Current situation:

  • Brutal attacks on ROHINGYA civilians by Myanmar military, buddhist extremists, rakhine soldiers

  • RAMPANT MURDER AND TORTURE

  • DESTRUCTION OF HOMES AND INFRASTRUCTURE

  • MASS RAPE

  • LIFE FORCE ATROCITIES

  • expulsion

  • official denial

 

Developments

July 22, 2020

Amnesty says Myanmar military carried out 'indiscriminate' air strikes in Rakhine, calls for war crimes investigation.

Myanmar's military has killed civilians, including children, in indiscriminate air attacks amid worsening conflict in the country's western Rakhine and Chin states, a prominent rights group said, urging the United Nations Security Council to launch a war crimes investigation.

In a report on Wednesday, Amnesty In...

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Lawyers bringing a case before the World Court accusing Myanmar of genocide against its Rohingya Muslim minority have asked a U.S. district court to order Facebook to release posts and communications of the country’s military and police.

The International Court of Justice based in the Hague has agreed to hear a case accusing Myanmar of genocide against the Rohingya in violation of a 1948 convention.

The U.N...

June 1, 2020

Document about steps Myanmar took for protecting Rohingya from genocide is with ICJ, official says as critics cry foul.

Myanmar has submitted its first report to the International Court of Justice (ICJ), detailing what it has done to protect the minority Rohingya from genocide.

The Hague-based court issued a provisional order in January, asking Myanmar to safeguard the mostly Muslim group in western Rakhine state as part of "pro...

Genocide Watch has published its first Timestream presentation, a new educational tool created by Ntrepid LLC.  Timestreams on other genocides will follow.

The Rohingya Timestream covers the history of the genocide and forced displacement of the Rohingya in Myanmar.  It explores key events leading up to the Gambia's case against Myanmar in the International Court of Justice.  View the Timestream presentation here...

Rights groups decry relocation of people picked up at sea after fleeing camps in Cox’s Bazar

Hundreds of Rohingya Muslims, including children, have arrived at “a de facto detention island” in Bangladesh after being stranded at sea for weeks.

Rights groups had warned that the refugees, who had been turned away from other countries in the region, were at risk of starvation and abuse by people traffickers. It is believed that...

A boat carrying suspected ethnic Rohingya migrants is seen detained in Malaysian territorial waters, in Langkawi, Malaysia on April 5, 2020. File Photo: Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency/Handout via Reuters

Pushing hundreds of starving and persecuted Rohingya refugees back out to the sea in the full knowledge that they have no safe place of refuge elsewhere are fundamental violations of their human rights, said Free Rohingy...

March 17, 2020

A total of 21 villagers were killed and about two dozen injured when military jets opened fire on four majority Christian villages in Chin State, Myanmar (Burma) over the weekend.

Eyewitness said twelve people were killed in the first attack on two villages in Paletwa Township by Myanmar Army planes on 14 March. A further eight people died the following day in an airstrike on two other villages. The attacks caused about 2,000 r...

The International Court of Justice and Gambia's legal team, January 23, 2020. Photo from webtv.un.org. 

In a unanimous ruling, the International Court of Justice (ICJ), also commonly called the World Court, today ordered Myanmar to protect Rohingya in its territory against Genocide.  In finding that provisional measures are warranted to restrain Myanmar, it relied on the UN Independent International Fact-Finding Mission Reports...

Dr. Gregory Stanton, Founder and President of Genocide Watch, urging due recognition of the crimes against the Rohingya in Myanmar as genocide.

Originally posted September 21, 2018.

On Aug. 25, two years will have passed since that fateful August day when the Myanmar military came to drive the Rohingya people away.

Their so-called clearing operations displaced close to 800,000 people. Conservative estimates suggest that at least 10,000 were killed.

In the intervening two years, the U.S. government has drawn no official conclusions about what happened. Some might dismiss this as a matter of bureaucratic nuan...

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