In pictures: More protesters killed in Myanmar as military tightens grip


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More protesters killed in Myanmar as military tightens grip

Martial law imposed in Myanmar as protester death toll rises.

A protester holds a bullet as protests against the military coup and detention of elected government members continue in Hlaing Thayar Township, Yangon. [Anadolu]
A protester holds a bullet as protests against the military coup and detention of elected government members continue in Hlaing Thayar Township, Yangon. [Anadolu]

16 Mar 2021 Al Jareeza

A human rights group says at least 183 people have been killed in Myanmar since the recent military coup in the country, 20 of whom died on Monday.

“Casualties are drastically increasing,” said the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP), which has been tracking the situation since the February 1 coup, in its daily update.

As of March 15, a total of 2,175 people had been arrested, charged or sentenced by authorities, AAPP added.

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Myanmar: Những người trẻ trăm tuổi

CHIÊU VĂN 14/3/2021 6:00 GMT+7

TTCTPhong trào tranh đấu chính trị của thanh niên Myanmar ra đời còn trước chính nhà nước Myanmar hiện đại.

Kyal Sin không phải kiểu phụ nữ chân yếu tay mềm. Trên Facebook, như mọi thiếu nữ 19 tuổi, cô cũng có những tấm hình chu môi làm điệu, ôm ấp chó con và ăn mừng sinh nhật với bạn bè. Và Kyal Sin, tên tiếng Anh là Angel, còn là một vũ công điêu luyện và một cao thủ taekwondo.

Ngày 3-3 vừa rồi ở Mandalay, như nhiều người trẻ Myanmar khác, cô xuống đường tham gia những cuộc biểu tình phản đối cuộc đảo chính quân sự diễn ra ở nước này hôm 1-2.

Ảnh: Los Angeles Times

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“Phi chính trị hóa lực lượng vũ trang”- vấn đề nhìn từ Myanmar

CAND – 07:59 20/02/2021 Việc chính phủ cầm quyền ở Myanmar nhanh chóng bị lật đổ sau một cuộc đảo chính của quân đội có lẽ sẽ là bài học đắt giá với rất nhiều chính đảng cầm quyền trên thế giới. Một trong những bài học đó là “phi chính trị hóa Công an, Quân đội”.

Tiềm lực quân sự Myanmar mạnh tới mức nào?

Sáng 1/2/2021, truyền thông trong nước và quốc tế đồng loạt đưa tin, Tổng thống Myanmar Win Myint, Cố vấn nhà nước Aung San Suu Kyi và một loạt nhân vật cấp cao khác của đảng Liên minh Quốc gia vì Dân chủ (NLD) cầm quyền bị Quân đội bắt. Người phát ngôn của NLD Myo Nyunt sau đó xác nhận thông tin và nói rằng với những gì đang diễn ra thực sự là một cuộc đảo chính. Tiếp tục đọc ““Phi chính trị hóa lực lượng vũ trang”- vấn đề nhìn từ Myanmar”

U.N. calls for Myanmar generals to be tried for genocide, blames Facebook for incitement

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AUGUST 27, 2018 / 2:39 PM / Stephanie Nebehay / 9 MIN READ

GENEVA (Reuters) – Myanmar’s military carried out mass killings and gang rapes of Muslim Rohingya with “genocidal intent”, and the commander-in-chief and five generals should be prosecuted for the gravest crimes under international law, United Nations investigators said.

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A report by investigators was the first time the United Nations has explicitly called for Myanmar officials to face genocide charges over their campaign against the Rohingya, and is likely to deepen the country’s isolation. Tiếp tục đọc “U.N. calls for Myanmar generals to be tried for genocide, blames Facebook for incitement”

UN chief and rights groups raise concerns over Rohingya deal

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First group of refugees to be sent back to Myanmar next week but critics say details are unclear

Rohingya Hindu refugees stand outside their make shift shelters at a refugee camp near Cox’s bazar, Bangladesh.

 

Concerns are growing among United Nations agencies and humanitarian groups over an agreement between the Bangladesh and Myanmar governments to repatriate several hundred thousand Rohingya refugees within two years.

Bangladesh state media reported on Wednesday that the first batch of Rohingya would be sent back to Myanmar next week. Rights groups said it remained unclear whether refugees would be forced to return against their will. Tiếp tục đọc “UN chief and rights groups raise concerns over Rohingya deal”

2018 brings no end to violence against Rohingyas: UN

Dailystar 12:44 PM, January 08, 2018 / LAST MODIFIED: 01:12 PM, January 08, 2018

2,400 Rohingyas enter Bangladesh in Dec last

UNB, Cox’s Bazar

Rohingya people were still arriving here – the New Year bringing no end to the reports of violence and fears, which forced them to flee their homes in Myanmar, says the IOM on Monday.

Over 2,400 Rohingyas are estimated to have arrived in Bangladesh during December 2017, with more people continuing to arrive each day as 2018 begins, according to the UN Migration Agency.
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Religious extremism poses threat to ASEAN’s growth

Asia – December 13, 2017 3:14 pm JST Cover story

Aided by social media, hardliners gain mainstream support

GWEN ROBINSON, Chief editor, and SIMON ROUGHNEEN, Asia regional correspondent

Buddhist monks protest the visit of a U.N. official in Yangon on Jan. 16, 2015. According to local media reports, they were angry that the international organization had urged the government to give members of the Rohingya minority citizenship. © Reuters

YANGON/JAKARTA — With Mt. Agung billowing volcanic ash into the sky above his home in Bali, Khairy Susanto was unsure if he could fly back after joining tens of thousands of fellow Indonesian Islamists at a rally near the presidential palace in Jakarta.

“Inshallah, we can fly, but it doesn’t matter, we will be OK,” Susanto said. “We are happy to be here today to celebrate our victory.” Tiếp tục đọc “Religious extremism poses threat to ASEAN’s growth”

A War of Words Puts Facebook at the Center of Myanmar’s Rohingya Crisis

 Ashin Wirathu in 2013. He has been barred from public preaching in Myanmar since March.CreditAdam Dean for The New York Times

Myanmar’s government has barred Ashin Wirathu, an ultranationalist Buddhist monk, from public preaching for the past year, saying his speeches helped fuel the violence against the country’s Rohingya ethnic group that the United Nations calls ethnic cleansing.

So he has turned to an even more powerful and ubiquitous platform to get his message out — Facebook.

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UN chief raises alarm over Rohingya in speech before Suu Kyi

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The United Nations chief expressed alarm over the plight of Rohingya Muslims in remarks before Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi and other leaders from a Southeast Asian bloc that has refused to criticize her government over the crisis.

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said late Monday that the unfolding humanitarian crisis can cause regional instability and radicalization. He met with leaders from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations on the sidelines of its summit in Manila.

“I cannot hide my deep concern with the dramatic movement of hundreds of thousands of refugees from Myanmar to Bangladesh,” Guterres told the ASEAN leaders. Suu Kyi sat close to him but looked mostly at a wall screen showing the U.N. leader. Tiếp tục đọc “UN chief raises alarm over Rohingya in speech before Suu Kyi”

UN Security Council increases pressure on Myanmar to end violence against Rohingya

Guardian

Council expresses ‘grave concern’ over human rights violations in a statement that was watered down by China

Rohingya refugees walk to take shelter in the southern part of Bangladesh at Palongkhali in Coxs Bazar.
Rohingya refugees walk to take shelter in the southern part of Bangladesh at Palongkhali in Coxs Bazar. Photograph: Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

The UN Security Council has called on Myanmar to rein in its military campaign in Rakhine state and allow hundreds of thousands of Muslim Rohingya driven from their homes to return. Tiếp tục đọc “UN Security Council increases pressure on Myanmar to end violence against Rohingya”

Bangladesh eyes sterilisation to curb Rohingya population

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Bangladesh says some 20,000 Rohingya women are pregnant and 600 have given birth since arriving in Bangladesh, though the figures may not account for the births that take place with no formal medical help AFP/Tauseef MUSTAFA

PALONGKHALI, Bangladesh: Bangladesh is planning to introduce voluntary sterilisation in its overcrowded Rohingya camps, where nearly a million refugees are fighting for space, after efforts to encourage birth control failed.

More than 600,000 Rohingya have arrived in Bangladesh since a military crackdown in neighbouring Myanmar in August triggered an exodus, straining resources in the impoverished country.

The latest arrivals have joined hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees who fled in earlier waves from Myanmar’s Rakhine state, where the stateless Muslim minority has endured decades of persecution. Tiếp tục đọc “Bangladesh eyes sterilisation to curb Rohingya population”

Pope deplores plight of Rohingya children

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‘Two hundred thousand Rohingya children are in refugee camps’: Pope Francis AFP/TAUSEEF MUSTAFA

VATICAN CITY: Pope Francis on Monday (Oct 23) mourned the plight of 200,000 Rohingya children stuck in refugee camps a month before he heads to Myanmar and Bangladesh, the countries at the heart of an intensifying humanitarian crisis. Tiếp tục đọc “Pope deplores plight of Rohingya children”