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.
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 Jamey Keaten, Associated Press
Ethnic cleansing targeting Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar has not stopped despite growing condemnation from the international community, the Trump administration said Tuesday.
By Josh Lederman, Associated Press
Rohingya Muslims have suffered innumerable atrocities in Myanmar, only to face poverty, desperation and human trafficking as refugees in Bangladesh. John Yang talks with Skye Wheeler of Human Rights Watch for a broader look at their plight.
By Tania Rashid
Since the majority of Rohingya refugees are women and girls, many of whom are poor and without a male breadwinner, they are vulnerable to traffickers looking to make fast money in the Bangladeshi sex trade. Special correspondent Tania Rashid and…
“My friend said, ‘Why don’t you run away from the camps? I know people who can help you. Do you want work in a garment factory?’ I said yes.” Little did she know, her “friend” was a Rohingya trafficker.
Child marriage is common among the Rohingya, but for those who have fled terror in Myanmar, insecurity and poverty is pushing many families to marry off their daughters even earlier. Special correspondent Tania Rashid and videographer Phil Caller meet a…
By Tania Rashid
They escaped a campaign of murder, repression and rape by Myanmar's military and militant Buddhist monks. Now hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims refugees in Bangladesh await the political deal that would allow a return to their homeland. Special correspondent…
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