Rohingya Muslims attacked in Myanmar

Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar have come under attack by a group of Buddhist extremists. Click on the link below to watch: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/04/05/357276/rohingya-muslims-attacked-in-myanmar/ The attack targeted Rohingya Muslims living in the town of Hlegu, located on the outskirts of Myanmar’s main city of Yangon, on Friday. The anti-Muslim mob of about...

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Human Rights, 4th April, 2014 Last April, I joined Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) in documenting a massacre of Muslim students and teachers at a boarding school in Meiktila, located in central Myanmar. After hiding from marauding bands all night, a desperate group of about 150 men, women, and children...

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Unspeakable violence against Muslims in Burma

Editorial Board, LONG-SIMMERING ethnic tensions in Burma exploded in January. In the village of Du Char Yar Tan in Rakhine state, at least 48 people were killed in two separate incidents when Buddhist mobs went on a rampage against Rohingya Muslims. A police sergeant was reported to have been captured...

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Burma’s Top Leaders Divided Over Constitutional Reform

President Thein Sein speaks in Parliament on March 26 to mark the third anniversary of his government’s inauguration. (Photo: JPaing / The Irrawaddy) RANGOON — Burma’s top leaders are clarifying their stances on constitutional reform, with obvious rifts forming between the president and the army chief on the one hand,...

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Burma census is not counting Rohingya Muslims, says UN agency

(AP, April 2, 2014) Worldwide Religious News The UN agency helping Burma conduct its first census in decades has said it is deeply concerned that members of the long-persecuted Rohingya Muslim population are not being counted, accusing the government of going back on its word. In the violence-scarred state of...

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