Rohingya eligible for repatriation have told the U.N. refugee agency and the Bangladesh government they don't want to return to Myanmar unless their citizenship and safety were ensured.
By Tofayel Ahmad, Julhas Alam, Associated Press
On the Bangladesh-Myanmar border, the world’s largest refugee camp houses a generation of lost Rohingya children. Because Bangladesh bans them from school, they face a hard choice: Break the law, or relinquish dreams of a better future. In response, some…
By Tania Rashid
After nearly 18 months, two Reuters journalists have left prison in Myanmar. The crime that put them there: Revealing information the country’s government wanted to suppress, about its persecution campaign against Myanmar's Rohingya Muslim minority. John Yang talks to Priscilla…
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.
By Julhas Alam, Associated Press
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."…
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 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…
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