UK’s Hunt says pressed Suu Kyi on “justice and accountability” for Rohingya

By Simon Lewis and Shoon Naing NAYPYITAW, Sept 20 : Myanmar must ensure there is “no hiding place” for those responsible for crimes against its Rohingya minority if it is to avoid a lasting stain on the country’s reputation, Britain’s Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said on Thursday. Hunt told Reuters he pressed Myanmar’s civilian leader […]

Myanmar youth, journalists demonstrate against jailing of Reuters reporters

By Shoon Naing and Simon Lewis YANGON, Sept 16 : At least 100 Myanmar youth activists and journalists called for the release of two jailed Reuters journalists on Sunday, warning that the seven-year prison terms handed to the pair this month threaten the public’s right to information. Demonstrators including high-school students gathered peacefully in the […]

U.N.’s Bachelet presses for new body on crimes against Myanmar Rohingya

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA, Sept 10 : United Nations human rights chief Michelle Bachelet called on Monday for a new quasi-judicial body to collect evidence with a view to future prosecution of crimes against Muslim Rohingya in Myanmar including murder and torture. An independent U.N. team of investigators said in a report last month that […]

International Criminal Court says it has jurisdiction over alleged crimes against Rohingya

By Toby Sterling AMSTERDAM, Sept 6 : The International Criminal Court ruled on Thursday that it has jurisdiction over alleged deportations of Rohingya people from Myanmar to Bangladesh as a possible crime against humanity. The decision at the Hague-based court paves the way for prosecutor Fatou Bensouda to further examine whether there is sufficient evidence […]