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January 2019 - Myanmar News
- UN urges Myanmar to enact Annan's counsel on Rohingya Press TV 28 Jan 2019 -- The United Nations (UN) has urged Myanmar to implement the recommendations of a panel on the Rohingya crisis that was led by a former UN head, the late Kofi Annan, including ensuring freedom of movement and access to education for children from the persecuted Muslim minority.
- UN envoy says Myanmar army chief must be tried for genocide Press TV 25 Jan 2019 -- The United Nations (UN)'s envoy for Myanmar says the country's army chief should be prosecuted for committing genocide against minority Rohingya Muslims, many of whom have now fled but face repatriation to the Buddhist-majority state.
- Myanmar Army Chief Must be Prosecuted for Rohingya "Genocide": U.N. Rights Envoy Says SPA 25 Jan 2019 -- Myanmar's army chief should be prosecuted for genocide against the Rohingya Muslim minority, a U.N. human rights investigator said, adding that holding perpetrators to account for crimes was necessary before refugees who fled the country could return.
- Myanmar Government side-lining democratic reform, resorting to military era repression: UN expert UN News 25 Jan 2019 -- The human rights situation in Myanmar continues to deteriorate, as the civilian government fails to bring about democratic reforms and instead resorts to the kind of repression carried out under previous military regimes, said the UN human rights expert Yanghee Lee, speaking at the end of an 11-day mission to neighbouring Thailand and Bangladesh.
- UN says new Myanmar curbs threatening 50,000 Rohingya Press TV 24 Jan 2019 -- The UN says new government curbs on aid activities are affecting at least 50,000 people in Myanmar's beleaguered Rakhine state, where persecuted Rohingya Muslims are mainly based.
- India's Crackdown on Rohingyas Has Prompted A Reverse Exodus – Reports Sputnik 22 Jan 2019 -- After the Indian government launched a crackdown on illegal immigrants, a reverse exodus of Rohingyas from India to Bangladesh has gathered momentum. In the last few weeks, as many as 1,300 Rohingyas taking shelter in India have reportedly crossed over to Bangladesh, according to the Bangladeshi refugee relief and repatriation commissioner.
- India-Bangladesh Border Guards Spar Over Rohingya Muslim Refugees - Reports Sputnik 21 Jan 2019 -- Each side accuses the other of perpetrating the influx of refugees across their respective borders. Some 31 Rohingyas are currently at Zero Line on the international border.
- UN chief calls for Myanmar's cooperation to return Rohingyas IRNA 20 Jan 2019 -- The UN chief accused Myanmar government of delaying return of Rohingya Muslims from Bangladesh and urged Naypyidaw to establish more cooperation with international bodies.
- Hundreds of Rohingya families flee India for fear of deportation, persecution Press TV 17 Jan 2019 -- Some 2,000 Rohingya Muslims, who had fled to India from death and violence in Myanmar, have reportedly left the South Asian country too, fearing continued harassment there and possible deportation.
- UN calls for 'rapid and unimpeded' aid access to Myanmar's Rakhine Press TV 14 Jan 2019 -- The United Nations has expressed grave concerns about the condition of civilians in Myanmar's state of Rakhine, calling on the government to allow "rapid and unimpeded" humanitarian access to the region.
- Amid troop build-up in Rohingya's home state, UN appeals to Myanmar for peaceful solution UN News 09 Jan 2019 -- Major fighting in Myanmar's troubled Rakhine state has so far been avoided following clashes between armed separatists and national security forces who are increasing troop numbers there, a top UN humanitarian official there said on Wednesday.
- India Deports 2nd Group of Rohingya Muslims VOA 03 Jan 2019 -- India deported a second small group of Rohingya Muslims to Myanmar Thursday as part of what it said was an ongoing crackdown on illegal immigrants.
- India to Deport 2nd Batch of Rohingyas Kept in Assam Detention Camp - Reports Sputnik 02 Jan 2019 -- Indian authorities are now taking steps to identify Rohingyas by collecting their biometric data and will detain them so that they may be deported to Myanmar in batches.
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