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September 2018 - Myanmar News
- Myanmar Denies Delaying Rohingya Return VOA 27 Sep 2018 -- Myanmar is "doing everything on schedule" to repatriate more than 700,000 Rohingya, said a top official less than a day after the prime minister of neighboring Bangladesh, which is sheltering the refugees, accused the Buddhist nation of delaying the Muslims' return.
- UN panel to prepare indictments over atrocities against Rohingya Muslims Press TV 27 Sep 2018 -- The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) has voted in favor of establishing a body to prepare criminal indictments over atrocities and possible genocide committed against the Rohingya Muslim community in Myanmar.
- UN Rights Council Sets Up Team to Document Myanmar Crimes VOA 27 Sep 2018 -- The U.N. Human Rights Council agreed Thursday to set up a team that will document alleged crimes committed by the Myanmar government against the country's Rohingya minority.
- After long silence, US calls Myanmar crimes against Rohingya 'extreme' Press TV 25 Sep 2018 -- The United States, long mum on Myanmar's crimes committed against the minority Rohingya Muslims, has released a report blaming only the Southeast Asian country's military for the "well-planned and coordinated" atrocities.
- Irked by genocide report, Myanmar army chief says UN has no right to 'interfere' Press TV 24 Sep 2018 -- Striking a defiant tone, Myanmar's army chief says the United Nations has no right to meddle in his country's "internal" issues, a week after the world body's investigators called for him and fellow top generals to stand trial for "genocide" against minority Rohingya Muslims.
- Myanmar may need to be referred to ICC: British foreign minister Press TV 20 Sep 2018 -- Britain's Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt says the international community should consider referring the treatment of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar to the International Criminal Court unless those responsible are tried and held accountable in the country.
- British FM Suggests Referring Myanmar Leaders to ICC VOA 20 Sep 2018 -- Britain's Foreign Minister Jeremy Hunt tweeted Thursday that Myanmar officials should be held responsible for their country's Rohingya crisis before the International Criminal Court.
- ICC launches investigation into Myanmar's crimes against Rohingya Muslims Press TV 18 Sep 2018 -- The International Criminal Court has opened a preliminary probe into Myanmar military's crimes, including killings, sexual violence and forced deportations, against members of the Rohingya Muslim minority group in the Southeast Asian nation.
- UN: Myanmar generals should face genocide charges Press TV 18 Sep 2018 -- The United Nations (UN) has reiterated its call for the prosecution of Myanmar's top military officials for what the international body has conclusively decided is genocide against the Rohingya Muslim minority group.
- Myanmar's leader Suu Kyi attempts to downplay genocide Press TV 13 Sep 2018 -- Aung San Suu Kyi, the leader of Myanmar, whose military has killed, maimed, tortured, and detained thousands of minority Rohingya Muslims, has sought to downplay the atrocities, which the United Nations (UN) has conclusively said constitute genocide.
- Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi Defends Conviction of Reuters Journalists VOA 13 Sep 2018 -- Myanmar de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi has defended her country against criticism of last week's conviction of two Reuters journalists on charges of violating the country's colonial-era Official Secrets Act.
- Myanmar finally grants UN first access to Rakhine before Rohingya returns Press TV 12 Sep 2018 -- The United Nations has begun assessment of conditions in Myanmar's Rakhine state after it was finally given permission to operate there for the first time since violence escalated last year and forced more than 700,000 Rohingya Muslims to flee to neighboring Bangladesh.
- UN: Independent Journalism in Myanmar is Under Threat VOA 11 Sep 2018 -- A U.N. report accuses Myanmar of using a host of specious laws to prevent independent journalists from doing their job.
- UN calls for new body to prosecute Myanmar crimes Press TV 10 Sep 2018 -- The United Nations (UN)'s new human rights chief has called for the establishment of "an independent international mechanism" to prepare criminal indictments against Myanmar's military for atrocities committed against the Rohingya Muslim community.
- ICC says it has jurisdiction over Myanmar crimes against Rohingya Press TV 06 Sep 2018 -- The International Criminal Court says it has jurisdiction to probe the forced deportations of Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar to neighboring Bangladesh as a possible crime against humanity.
- ICC Claims Jurisdiction to Probe Alleged Crimes Against Rohingya VOA 06 Sep 2018 -- The International Criminal Court ruled Thursday it has jurisdiction to investigate the alleged forced mass exodus of Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar to neighboring Bangladesh as a possible crime against humanity.
- Myanmar's Suu Kyi chooses silence over jailed journalists, ignores global outcry Press TV 04 Sep 2018 -- Myanmar's embattled leader Aung San Suu Kyi has resorted to a stony silence in face of a growing global outcry over the imprisonment of two Reuters journalists in the South Asian country as the Nobel Prize winner has come under mounting criticism for her inaction on the case.
- UN human rights chief calls on Myanmar to free Reuters jailed reporters Press TV 03 Sep 2018 -- The new UN human rights chief has called on Myanmar to free two Reuters journalists jailed for their reporting of the military's ethnic-cleansing campaign against Rohingya Muslims in the Southeast Asian country.
- Myanmar sentences Reuters journalists to 7 years in jail, prompts reactions Press TV 03 Sep 2018 -- A court in Myanmar has sentenced two Reuters journalists to seven years behind bars for what it called "breaching" a state secrets act while reporting on the military's ethnic-cleansing campaign against Rohingya Muslims, a ruling that quickly drew harsh criticisms from all over the world.
- Journalists' conviction in Myanmar a message that press 'cannot operate fearlessly' - UN rights chief UN News 03 Sep 2018 -- Stressing that the legal process that led to the conviction of two Reuters journalists in Myanmar "clearly breached" international standards, the United Nations top human rights official called for their immediate and unconditional release.
- US Condemns Myanmar Conviction of 2 Journalists VOA 03 Sep 2018 -- The U.S. sharply condemned Monday's conviction of two Reuters journalists in Myanmar and their seven-year prison terms for violating the country's secrecy laws, calling it "deeply troubling" and a "major setback" in the Southeast Asian country's efforts to promote democratic reforms.
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