I was repeatedly told not to use the term ‘Rohingya’ as this was not recognized by the Government: Ms. Yang Hee Lee, UN Special Rapporteur

Chittagong, Bangladesh: The new Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Burma, Ms. Yang Hee Lee stated during a press conference at Rangoon International Airport, Burma, on July 26 that she was told repeatedly not to use the term ‘Rohingya’ as this was not recognized by the Government.

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The new Special Rapporteur,Ms. Yang Hee Lee stated during a press conference at Rangoon International Airport, Burma,
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People runaway from village after BGP surrounded the village at night

Maungdaw, Arakan State: The people from Borgarbill village under Kyauk Hlai Khar (Dargadill) village tract had run out from the village after seeing 11 trucks of Burma border guard police (BGP) surrounded the village on July 31, at midnight, according to Hala, an elder from Kyauk Hlai Khar village track.
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Block admin officer sends a quid of betel seller to police custody for money

Maungdaw, Arakan State:  Yousuf – the number two block admin officer – sent a quid of betel seller to police custody for not giving his demand money on July 29, about 6:00pm, said Alam, an elder from Maungdaw.

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Police humiliates two religious leaders in Maungdaw

Maungdaw, Arakan State: Two Rohingya religious leaders were humiliated by police in Maungdaw north July 31, while they visited their relatives at Bawli Bazar of Maungdaw north, a closed relative of the victims said.
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