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Obama Success, or Global Shame?

Obama Success, or Global Shame? | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

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President Obama, in his address a few days ago at the United States Military Academy at West Point, cited Myanmar as one of the administration’s diplomatic successes. It’s true that Myanmar has made tremendous political gains in recent years — the permission I received to report here is testimony to that — and there is much to admire about the country’s progress toward democracy. But let’s not make excuses for a 21st-century apartheid worse even than the system once enforced in South Africa. As Human Rights Watch has documented, what has unfolded here constitutes ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity.

Likewise, another watchdog group, Fortify Rights, cites internal Myanmar documents and argues that a pattern over the years of killings, torture, rape and other repression amounts to crimes against humanity under international law.....

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OIC concerned over killing of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar

OIC concerned over killing of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

Jeddah, Jan 19 (IANS/WAM) Iyad Ameen Madani, secretary-general of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), has expressed concern over the looting, raping and killing of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar's Rakhine state.

"These events violate the basic rights of the Rohingya Muslims to be protected as citizens and as a minority by their own government," the OIC secretary-general said in a statement Sunday.

"They also represent a grave violation of the Myanmar government's international commitments to protect civilians as well as breaking the statements signed between the OIC's ministerial contact group and Myanmar authorities during the group's visit from Nov 14-16, 2013," he added.

The secretary-general urged the Myanmar government to adhere to the framework it agreed to, to enforce the rule of law and keep its assurances to respect human rights and fundamental freedom....

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“THERE IS NO RULE OF LAW” IN MYANMAR: BUDDHISTS CONTINUE TO MASSACRE MUSLIMS

“THERE IS NO RULE OF LAW” IN MYANMAR: BUDDHISTS CONTINUE TO MASSACRE MUSLIMS | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
“THERE IS NO RULE OF LAW” IN MYANMAR: BUDDHISTS CONTINUE TO MASSACRE ROHINGYA MUSLIMS BY BURNING THEM ALIVE! by Syarif Hidayat           Buddhists continue to massacre Rohingya Muslims by burning t...
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Ambassador Rice at U.N. on Iran, Burma, North Korea Human Rights | IIP Digital

“The United States welcomes decisions by the U.N. General Assembly’s Third Committee to highlight human rights abuses in Iran, Burma and North Korea,” says Ambassador Susan E. Rice, U.S. permanent representative to the United Nations, November 21.
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Asia Times Online :: Silence as Myanmar 'genocide' unfolds

"...At 3am that morning, a group of military, other security forces, and police raided the village, blocked the entrance, and fired indiscriminately on escaping men, women, and children. At least 40 people were killed and many more injured. The remaining villagers were rounded up, put into two trucks, and carried off to an unknown location. Authorities later declared the village a "no-entry zone". ..."

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Another Rohingya massacre, another media problem for Burma | Asian Correspondent

Another Rohingya massacre, another media problem for Burma | Asian Correspondent | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
As more details emerge of the massacre on January 13 of at least 40 Rohingya men, women and children in western Burma, the government predictably has gone on the defensive.
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Human Trafficking: Muslim Women Vulnerable in Myanmar

Human Trafficking: Muslim Women Vulnerable in Myanmar | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

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By way of background, Burma's record on human trafficking has prompted the United States to place it on a Tier 2 Watch List for the past two years. The Watch List is reserved for countries that fail to comply with minimum standards -- from preventing trafficking to investigating and prosecuting perpetrators of the crime to protecting victims -- as set forth in the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA).

In Myanmar, security forces have subjected both Muslim men and women to forced labor. Women, however, have been reportedly forced into prostitution and other forms of slavery as well. In fact, according to a U.S. Department of State 2012 human rights report, Burmese officials have reportedly kidnapped Rohingya women and forced them into slavery on military bases.

Burmese security forces also systematically rape and assault women and girls which also contributes to human trafficking and exploitation....

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Massacre of Muslims in Burma | Where is the Media and the Muslim Ummah?

More than 20 thousand Muslims have been killed as yet, and still the Muslim world continues to sleep !

 

|| O Allah ! You are the one whose help is sought !
And from you relief is sought !
And in You we put our trust !
And there is no power and no strength except through You !

O Allah ! O Remover of calamities !
O Reliever of agonies !
O the one who responds to the desperate one when he calls upon Him !
O the one who removes evil !

O Allah ! We ask you for our brothers in Arakan and Burma,
to give them victory, relieve them and help them.
O Allah ! Be a helper for them, at a time when helpers are scarce !

O Allah ! O our Lord !
O the one who hears the crying of the children !
And the wailing of the women !
And sees the sick, injured and the killed !

O Allah ! We ask you to give them victory !

O Allah ! Make their affairs easy !
O Allah ! Relieve their worries !
O Allah ! Fail their enemies !

You are the Hearing, the Answering, O Lord of the Worlds ! ||

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