No security for Rohingya ethnic human rights defenders in Thailand

The Thai authorities arbitrarily detained, intimidated, and monitored the movements of some ethnic Rohingya community leaders and human rights defenders from Myanmar who lawfully reside in Thailand, involved in the event – a question-and-answer session from taking place at a Rohingya-focused civil-society-led press conference in Bangkok on June 23, according to fortify Rights press statement issued on June 28.

Talking at FCCT Bangkok, Thailand
Talking at FCCT Bangkok, Thailand

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No education for Rohingya children in Maungdaw

There are schools, teachers and students in Maungdaw, but no education system there, no teaching by teachers to Rohingya children in schools in rural areas since 2012 – occurred conflict between Rohingyas and Rakhine community, said Hamidul Rahaman, father of four students from Maungdaw.
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Maungdaw township admin officer takes huge money for appointment of village guard officer

U Hla Myint, the Maungdaw township officer took huge amount of money from two Rohingyas who was appointed for village guard officers on June 18, said an officer from Township admin office who denied to be named.
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BGP brutally kill a fisherman, seriously injure two in Maungdaw

Burmese border guard police (BGP) brutally killed a fisherman and seriously injured two on June 21 at night while they were fishing at the Khayan Khali river mouth of Maungdaw south, said Pintu from the locality.
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Conviction violates freedom of expression: Fortify Rights

Four press workers were Imprisoning for printing a particular term “Rohingya” in a 2016 calendar demonstrates the lack of freedom of expression in Myanmar. There is no justification for it, according to Fortify Rights statement issued on June 17.

Pressworkers  at court room in Rangoon
Pressworkers at court room in Rangoon

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Extort huge money for escaping from Army custody

Maungdaw, Arakan State: Army officer of Marrawaddy camp of Maungdaw south arrested a Rohingya youth and extorted Kyat one million for his younger who escape from army custody on June 16, Nur Hussain a local villager from Maungdaw said.  Continue reading “Extort huge money for escaping from Army custody”

No renovation or new building permission in rural areas in Maungdaw: Township admin officer

U Hla Myint, the Maungdaw Township admin officer ordered all concerned villages admin officers not to issue any renovation or new building or house permission to any villagers recently, said Asharff , a village admin officer from Maungdaw north.
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Rohingyas reject the NVC process in Maungdaw

A working group of the Central Committee for Implementation of Peace and Development in Rakhine State, held a meeting with Rohingyas for organizing to accept National Verification Card (NVC) process at Maungdaw Township administration office hall on June 20, at 9:30 am, according to Halam, a Human Rights Watchdog from Maungdaw.

The view of Maungdaw main road
The view of Maungdaw main road

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300,000 Rohingya living in Cox’s Bazar areas, Bangladesh

300,000 Rohingya living in the Cox’s Bazar district belong to 37,000 families – 20,000 exclusively Rohingya families and 17,000 mixed with Bangladeshi and Rohingyas who married between Bangladeshis and Rohingyas, according to reliable sources in Cox’s Bazar District Statistics Office.

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Bangladesh would go soft in handling for Rohingya issue

Bangladesh has decided to handle Burma “very softly” in handling for Rohingya issue and would not raise any issues that may displease the Burma after declaration of recent Rohingya census in Bangladesh, according to foreign ministry official.
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