China, Russia Support Rohingya Killing : cast veto against : USA on Myanmar in Security Council

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UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – China and Russia on Friday vetoed a U.S. resolution calling on Myanmar’s military junta to stop persecution of minority and opposition groups, killing the measure in the U.N. Security Council. The vote was 9-3 in favor of the resolution, with three abstentions. But two of the negative votes came from permanent members with veto rights. Both Russia and China, which had not cast a double veto since 1972, made the point the United States needed to listen to their complaints carefully. They argued that human rights…

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Rohingya crisis: textbook example of ethnic cleansing

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Media captionAid agencies say Rohingya refugees from Myanmar are in desperate need of aid The security operation targeting Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar “seems a textbook example of ethnic cleansing”, the UN human rights chief says. Zeid Raad Al Hussein urged Myanmar to end the “cruel military operation” in Rakhine state. More than 300,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled to Bangladesh since violence erupted there late last month. The military says it is responding to attacks by Rohingya militants and denies it is targeting civilians. The violence began on 25 August when…

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Bangladesh-Burma border Conflict : 2000

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By Moazzem Hossain in Dhaka Bangladesh has sent reinforcements to its border with Burma after reports of Burmese troops deployment in the area. Bangladeshi security officials say they have also put their forces on alert after receiving reports that Burma was laying landmines in border areas. Journalists from a border town say the sudden increase in troops movement had heightened tension there. Bangladesh has a 270 km-long border with Burma and most of it is in the inaccessible hilly south-eastern region, covered in deep forest. Insurgents It is not clear…

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Rohingya refugees returning to Burma 1998

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The repatriation process was stalled for more than 16 months and only last week the dates for its resumption were finalized. At least 21,000 Rohingya refugees are now camped in two shelters in Cox’s Bazar, and Burma has so far agreed to take back only seven thousand of them. About 250,000 Muslims fled to Bangladesh in 1991, accusing Burma’s military, which is predominantly Buddhist, of systematic murder, rape and forced unpaid labor. The preparations for the resumption of the repatriations were taken amid heavy secrecy. The Bangladesh Government began the…

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