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From TheJournal.ie 'Silencing the truth': Journalists to remain in notorious prison after losing appeal Myanmar

'Silencing the truth': Journalists to remain in notorious prison after losing appeal

Reporters Wa Lone (32) and Kyaw Soe Oo (28) were arrested in Yangon in December 2017.

From TheJournal.ie Amnesty International strips Aung San Suu Kyi of its highest honour Ambassador Of Conscience

Amnesty International strips Aung San Suu Kyi of its highest honour

The group revoked the award in light of Suu Kyi’s “betrayal of the values she once stood for”.

From TheJournal.ie UN says genocide is 'ongoing' against Rohingya Muslims Myanmar

UN says genocide is 'ongoing' against Rohingya Muslims

Myanmar has rejected accusations that its military committed atrocities in a crackdown last year.

From TheJournal.ie Aung San Suu Kyi defends court decision to jail two Reuters reporters Rohingya Crisis

Aung San Suu Kyi defends court decision to jail two Reuters reporters

The two Reuters journalists were reporting on the Rohingya crisis.

From TheJournal.ie Outrage as two Reuters journalists jailed over breach of state secrets law Myanmar

Outrage as two Reuters journalists jailed over breach of state secrets law

The case has been criticised by some as an attempt to muzzle reporting on a crackdown by security forces on the Muslim Rohingya minority.

From TheJournal.ie Aung San Suu Kyi won't be stripped of Nobel Peace Prize, committee says Myanmar

Aung San Suu Kyi won't be stripped of Nobel Peace Prize, committee says

The statement came after a damning UN report termed the treatment of the Rohingya people as “genocide”.

From TheJournal.ie Myanmar rejects UN probe findings of Rohingya 'genocide' United Nations

Myanmar rejects UN probe findings of Rohingya 'genocide'

On Monday the UN probe detailed evidence of genocide and crimes against humanity “perpetrated on a massive scale” against the Rohingya.

From TheJournal.ie Facebook bans Myanmar army chief following damning UN report Rohingya

Facebook bans Myanmar army chief following damning UN report

UN investigators lambasted the platform earlier this year, saying it had morphed into a “beast” in Myanmar.

From TheJournal.ie Rohingya refugees protest for 'justice' on first anniversary of a Myanmar military crackdown Genocide

Rohingya refugees protest for 'justice' on first anniversary of a Myanmar military crackdown

The Myanmar military crackdown sparked a mass exodus of 700,000 to camps in Bangladesh.

From TheJournal.ie Myanmar is 'failing to end recruitment of child soldiers' United Nations

Myanmar is 'failing to end recruitment of child soldiers'

The military and a number of rebel groups have drafted underage soldiers for years.

From The42 Despite pleas to cancel, Leeds United arrive in Myanmar for controversial tour Sportswash

Despite pleas to cancel, Leeds United arrive in Myanmar for controversial tour

Andrea Radrizzani, fresh from Eleven Sport’s new TV rights deal, hopes to build a fanbase in Southeast Asia.

From The42 'We knew it would be controversial' - Leeds owner defends much-criticised tour to war-torn Myanmar Ill-advised

'We knew it would be controversial' - Leeds owner defends much-criticised tour to war-torn Myanmar

The Championship club’s decision to play two friendlies in the troubled Asian country has been condemned by fans, politicians and Amnesty International.

From TheJournal.ie Bob Geldof says Aung Sang Suu Kyi is a 'pig' and he still wants the Freedom of Dublin back Boomtown Rants

Bob Geldof says Aung Sang Suu Kyi is a 'pig' and he still wants the Freedom of Dublin back

“I understood what a great honour it is but I just don’t want to be associated with those people in any way.”

From TheJournal.ie Reuters journalists who covered Rohingya exodus charged with old secrecy law Myanmar

Reuters journalists who covered Rohingya exodus charged with old secrecy law

The colonial-era secrecy law carries up to 14 years in jail.

From TheJournal.ie Oxfam calls on UN to resolve Rohingya crisis before situation worsens in 2018 Myanmar

Oxfam calls on UN to resolve Rohingya crisis before situation worsens in 2018

More than 620,000 Rohingya people have poured into Bangladesh since August.

From TheJournal.ie 'People with weapons are coming into camp' - The unseen, stateless Rohingya children Fleeing Myanmar

'People with weapons are coming into camp' - The unseen, stateless Rohingya children

More than 600,000 Rohingya people have fled to Bangladesh from Myanmar.

From TheJournal.ie 'The pain was excruciating': Rohingya women recount rape by Myanmar armed forces Terror

'The pain was excruciating': Rohingya women recount rape by Myanmar armed forces

Doctors and aid workers say that they are stunned at the sheer volume of rapes, and suspect only a fraction of women have come forward.

From TheJournal.ie Rohingya crisis: 6,700 people, including 730 children under 5, killed in space of one month Myanmar

Rohingya crisis: 6,700 people, including 730 children under 5, killed in space of one month

More than 59% of the children who were killed under the age of five were reportedly shot.

From TheJournal.ie Councillors vote to strip Aung San Suu Kyi of the Freedom of Dublin Freedom Of The City

Councillors vote to strip Aung San Suu Kyi of the Freedom of Dublin

Councillors voted in favour of the motion at a council meeting tonight.

From TheJournal.ie 'I wept... they wept too': Pope Francis asks Rohingya for forgiveness at emotional meeting Myanmar

'I wept... they wept too': Pope Francis asks Rohingya for forgiveness at emotional meeting

“In the name of all those who have persecuted you, who have harmed you, in the face of the world’s indifference, I ask for your forgiveness.”

From TheJournal.ie 'We want him to help us': Pope to meet with group of Rohingya refugees Bangladesh

'We want him to help us': Pope to meet with group of Rohingya refugees

The 16 refugees, including two children and one woman, are among more than 600,000 who have fled an army-led crackdown in their home state

From TheJournal.ie Pope Francis arrives in Myanmar amid tense Rohingya crisis Myanmar

Pope Francis arrives in Myanmar amid tense Rohingya crisis

Ethnic hatred has driven huge numbers of Muslim Rohingya from the country.

From TheJournal.ie Pope Francis arrives in Myanmar on high-stakes visit Rohingya Crisis

Pope Francis arrives in Myanmar on high-stakes visit

He is expected to address claims of ethnic cleansing in the region.

From TheJournal.ie Myanmar and Bangladesh to sign deal to return thousands of Rohingya refugees Rohingya

Myanmar and Bangladesh to sign deal to return thousands of Rohingya refugees

More than 620,000 people have poured into Bangladesh since August.

From TheJournal.ie Rohingya crisis: 'We would be better in prison because at least we would have food' Amnesty International

Rohingya crisis: 'We would be better in prison because at least we would have food'

A new Amnesty International report has said Rohingya treatment amounts to apartheid.

From TheJournal.ie Bob Geldof defends decision to return the Freedom of the City of Dublin Banana Republic

Bob Geldof defends decision to return the Freedom of the City of Dublin

Geldof says he doesn’t want to be associated with “handmaiden to genocide” Aung San Suu Kyi.

From TheJournal.ie Do you think Bob Geldof is right to return his Freedom of Dublin award? What Do You Think This post contains a poll

Do you think Bob Geldof is right to return his Freedom of Dublin award?

Geldof said he’s returning the honour in protest against the Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

From TheJournal.ie More than half the victims are children as 23 Rohingya die after boat capsizes Fleeing Myanmar

More than half the victims are children as 23 Rohingya die after boat capsizes

The boat was carrying up to 100 people, many of whom are still missing.

From TheJournal.ie Rohingya crisis: 'I will never forget her words or the look in her eyes' Column

Rohingya crisis: 'I will never forget her words or the look in her eyes'

I have travelled extensively and have spoken to many people who have suffered huge amounts, but hearing that woman’s words hit me harder than anything else I had ever heard, writes Rosamond Bennett.

From TheJournal.ie Bob Geldof says Aung San Suu Kyi has become 'one of the great ethnic cleansers' It's A Disgrace

Bob Geldof says Aung San Suu Kyi has become 'one of the great ethnic cleansers'

Geldof said that the “old traditions have failed us” in a speech in Colombia yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie 10,000 Rohingya on Bangladesh border as exodus reaches half a million Rohingya

10,000 Rohingya on Bangladesh border as exodus reaches half a million

Over 500,000 Rohingya have streamed into Bangladesh in just the past five weeks.

From TheJournal.ie 'Not a good idea': Johnson recites a colonial-era poem in sacred Myanmar temple Mandalay

'Not a good idea': Johnson recites a colonial-era poem in sacred Myanmar temple

The United Kingdom occupied Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, for the best part of a century.

From TheJournal.ie 'Animals': Buddhist monks who attacked Rohingya refugees slammed Sri Lanka

'Animals': Buddhist monks who attacked Rohingya refugees slammed

The 31 Rohingya refugees were rescued by the Sri Lankan navy five months ago after they were found drifting in a boat off the island’s northern coast.

From TheJournal.ie Rohingya crisis: Suu Kyi defends Myanmar against international criticism Myanmar

Rohingya crisis: Suu Kyi defends Myanmar against international criticism

An estimated 412,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled to Bangladesh following violent attacks.

From TheJournal.ie Four in 10 people think Suu Kyi's Freedom of Dublin award should be taken back Rohingya

Four in 10 people think Suu Kyi's Freedom of Dublin award should be taken back

She was awarded the Freedom of Dublin in 2000, but only received it in 2012 as she was under house arrest at the time.

From TheJournal.ie 'This is ethnic cleansing': Heat-maps show huge fires spread across Rohingya region Myanmar

'This is ethnic cleansing': Heat-maps show huge fires spread across Rohingya region

“The evidence is irrefutable,” Amnesty said.

From TheJournal.ie Nobel prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi to finally address Rohingya crisis next week Rohingya

Nobel prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi to finally address Rohingya crisis next week

The UN has described the as having all the hallmarks of “ethnic cleansing”.

From TheJournal.ie UN accuses Myanmar of 'ethnic cleansing' as thousands of Rohingyas flee the country Human Rights

UN accuses Myanmar of 'ethnic cleansing' as thousands of Rohingyas flee the country

The UN says 294,000 Rohingya refugees have arrived in Bangladesh to escape violence in Myanmar.

From TheJournal.ie 'We could have blood on our hands': Councillors want to take Freedom of Dublin off Aung San Suu Kyi Myanmar

'We could have blood on our hands': Councillors want to take Freedom of Dublin off Aung San Suu Kyi

Councillors across various parties have expressed disappointment in the Myanmar leader’s behaviour.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: Who are the Rohingya, and why are hundreds of thousands fleeing Myanmar? Rohingya

Explainer: Who are the Rohingya, and why are hundreds of thousands fleeing Myanmar?

According to the UN, 270,000 Rohingya have arrived in Bangladesh in the past two weeks.

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