Archive for July 20th, 2012

Asean conference on Rohingya crisis

July 20, 2012

Source-  : Asean conference on Rohingya crisis

KUALA LUMPUR, July 19 (Bernama) — An international conference on the crisis of violence against Rohingyas in Arakan, Myanmar, will be held on Aug 14 to derive at a solution involving Asean members.

Malaysian International Islamic Cooperation Institute president (Ikiam) Datuk Zahidi Zainul Abidin said the location of the conference would be decided soon and was expected to be attended by Islamic non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in the region. (more…)

Amnesty International said Abuse Against Myanmar’s Rohingya Erodes Recent Progress

July 20, 2012
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Amnesty International (Photo credit: AslanMedia)

Source – Amnesty International Press Release: Abuse Against Myanmar’s Rohingya Erodes Recent Progress Press Release July 19, 2012. More Than 50,000 Displaced; Number of Political Prisoners Again on the Rise.Contact: Sharon Singh, ssingh@aiusa.org, 202-675-8579, @spksingh

(Washington, D.C.) – Amnesty International today called attacks against minority Rohingyas and other Muslims in Myanmar a “step back” in the country’s recent progress on human rights, citing increased violence and unlawful arrests following a state of emergency declared six weeks ago in the Rakhine state.

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