Burmese human rights activist: ‘Amnesty International has blood on its hands’

By Nadia MASSIH | Published by France 24 on May 31, 2018 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XCAr08EI8wc We speak to Maung Zarni, a human rights campaigner, academic and co-author of “The Slow-Burning Genocide of Myanmar’s Rohingya”. He joins us on set a week after Amnesty International published a report detailing a massacre carried out by Rohingya militants last August in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, where nearly 100 Hindus were killed. Zarni vocally criticises Amnesty, saying the report whips up anti-Rohingya sentiment, not just in Myanmar but across Southeast Asia.

Iranian Nobel laureate urges trial of Myanmar leader

In Multi Language Versions: Arabic | Turkish | French | Spanish | Bosnian-Croatian-Serbian | Indonesian | Kurdish-Kurmanchi | Albanian | Russian | By Sena Guler | Published by Anadolu Agency on May 31, 2018 Shirin Ebadi reminds de facto leader of Myanmar the moral and legal responsibility of Rohingya genocide ANKARA — Iranian human rights advocate and Nobel laureate Shirin Ebadi on Thursday called for a trial in an international court for Myanmar’s de facto leader and military generals. Ebadi said in a statement: “I wish that Aung San Suu Kyi, as the leader of the party in power, and the Myanmar generals

Did Amnesty fall into Myanmar Genocidal Regime’s Trap designed to exonerate itself?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yk_DSgHzHeI&t=3s   “I want @ARSA_Official to be tried at ICC for the crimes against humanity, if in fact they were proven guilty, just as I want Myanmar Generals and their accomplice Aung San Suu Kyi tried at ICC.” @drzarni said. Full version here: https://t.co/w5KQKUSL8u pic.twitter.com/2HYrumT6MH — Ro Nay San Lwin (@nslwin) May 29, 2018 “Amnesty’s 22 May report on Myanmar only deepens anti-#Muslim fear and hatred. #Amnesty produced the evidence that is extremely underwhelming” (as to support its claim that #ARSA slaughtered Hindu villagers). — @drzarni #Rohingya #MyanmarGenocide pic.twitter.com/eToySZrYcr — Ro Nay San Lwin (@nslwin) May 29, 2018 #Amnesty accuses

Need more proof of genocide in Myanmar? It’s being born right now

By John Packer | Published by National Post on May 29, 2018 Opinion: Nine months since the violent attacks of Aug. 25, 2017, the first of thousands of pregnancies as a result of rape are coming to termNine months since the violent attacks of Aug. 25, 2017, and thereafter forced 700,000 Rohingya to flee to neighbouring Bangladesh, the first of thousands of pregnancies as a result of rape are coming to term. For these women and girls, the ongoing crisis is inescapably urgent. The imminent births won’t wait. Humanitarian organizations are exasperated by the inadequacy of responses to date. The

What Is Behind Amnesty’s Burmese Military-Friendly Report?

By Shafiur Rahman | Published by The Quint on May 25, 2018 Amnesty International’s latest briefing report on the Rohingya crisis has managed to create a stir in an already riotous social media scene around Myanmar. The report has attracted widespread condemnation, including a comment by the Bangladesh foreign minister, branding it “illogical.” The report focuses on a particular massacre of Hindus in Northern Rakhine state. Eight months ago, over the course of two days, the Myanmar authorities dug up the remains of 45 people, purportedly of Hindus, and instantly laid the blame on the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA). Myanmar

Does Amnesty’s ARSA report prove anything?

By Jacob Goldberg | Published by Coconuts Yangon on May 25, 2018 A fissure that has long been forming within the Rohingya rights community was exposed this week when Amnesty International released a report that many found less than helpful to their cause. The report claims to have solved the mystery of who killed 53 Hindu villagers in the hours after the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) began its assault on police outposts in northern Rakhine State on Aug. 25, 2017. When stories of the massacre first came to light a few days later, the perpetrators were consistently described as masked

Amnesty International deepens anti-Rohingya hatred

By Dr. Maung Zarni | Published by Anadolu Agency on May 24, 2018 CAMBRIDGE, UK –With the 22 May release of its report “Attacks by the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army on Hindus in northern Rakhine State”, Amnesty International has poured fuel on the anti-Muslim fear and loathing in Burma as well as in Modi’s violent anti-Muslim India. To be sure, no human rights activist must object to human rights watchdogs carrying out their own mission. However, it is deeply disturbing that Amnesty International, a Nobel-prize winner, released its latest report with a callous disregard as to the predictable international consequences

1 June, France-Bangladesh Group to hold Rohingya Conference at the French National Assembly

German Version | Arabic Version 1 June, France-Bangladesh Group to hold Rohingya Conference at the French National Assembly Iranian Nobel Peace Laureate Shirin Ebadi, Bangladeshi Speaker of the Parliament Dr Shirin Shamin Chaudury and Canadian Prime Minister’s Special Envoy Hon. Bob Rae to speak MEDIA ADVISORY Bangladesh-France Friendship Group, the National Assembly of France, to host an international conference on the situation of 1 million Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh and persecuted Rohingya communities in Myanmar Iranian Nobel Peace Laureate Shirin Ebadi, Bangladeshi Speaker of the Parliament Dr Shirin Shamin Chaudury and Canadian Prime Minister’s Special Envoy Hon. Bob Rae among

Sexual Violence Against the Rohingya: Q&A with Razia Sultana

By Sarah Taylor | Published by The Global Observatory on May 21, 2018 Almost a year after hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims were forced to flee their home country into Bangladesh, the challenges of providing assistance to refugees and of addressing violations in Myanmar remain. During the peak of migration out of Myanmar, a key tactic used to drive the Rohingya out of their homes and villages was sexual violence against women and girls. This year’s report of Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on sexual violence in conflict includes the Myanmar military for the first time. Earlier this month, representatives of the UN