It’s a horrific byproduct of the Rohingya flight to Bangladesh: babies who are the product of rape, born to refugees who were assaulted by the Myanmar military. Compounding the trauma, their community views the women as dishonored. Special correspondent Tania…
By Tania Rashid
Journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were each sentenced to 7 years in prison in Myanmar earlier this month, verdicts that received immediate condemnation from the international community.
By Michael D. Regan
Two Reuters reporters were sentenced to seven years in prison in Myanmar Monday on charges of the illegal possession of official documents. But Reuters editor-in-chief Stephen Adler says “it was a complete setup.” The journalists had been reporting on government…
Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo had been reporting on the brutal crackdown on the Rohingya when they were arrested and charged with violating the colonial-era Official Secrets Act, punishable by up to 14 years in prison. They had pleaded…
By Victoria Milko, Aung Naing Soe, Associated Press
By Larisa Epatko
A Muslim woman in Myanmar helps others gain confidence, and a former Army Ranger helps people in conflict countries get what they really need.
The U.N. is calling for an investigation into Myanmar’s violent crackdown last year against the Rohingya, a Muslim minority group. But Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh are finally receiving aid, and despite repatriation discussions, many are reluctant to return to the…
By Jamey Keaten, Associated Press
Investigators working for the U.N.'s top human rights body said that Myanmar military leaders should be prosecuted for genocide against Rohingya Muslims, taking the unusual step of identifying six by name among those behind crimes against the ethnic minority.
By Julhas Alam, Associated Press
Thousands of Rohingya Muslim refugees on Saturday marked the one-year anniversary of the attacks that sent them fleeing to safety in Bangladesh.
By Larisa Epatko
“I want justice. That’s all they kept saying, ‘I want justice,'" said Caryl Stern, president and CEO of UNICEF USA, who recently visited the camps.
Support Provided By: Learn more
Educate your inbox
Subscribe to Here’s the Deal, our politics newsletter for analysis you won’t find anywhere else.