The imprisonment of Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo and drew the world's attention to curbs on freedom of the press.
By Aung Naing Soe, Grant Peck, Associated Press
The Rohingya people of Myanmar have long been persecuted by their government, primarily for their Muslim faith amid a Buddhist majority. A million of them have fled the violence to camps in neighboring Bangladesh, which is tiring of their presence.
The refugees "are not willing to go back now," Refugee Commissioner Abul Kalam told The Associated Press, adding that officials "can't force them to go" but will continue to try to "motivate them so it happens."…
By Julhas Alam, Associated Press
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
By Michael D. Regan
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.
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…
By Victoria Milko, Aung Naing Soe, Associated Press
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 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…
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