Myanmar

Conflict & Justice

The 'ethnic cleansing' of Myanmar's Rohingya community is underway

Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, is often seen on as a place of military rule, gradually moving towards democracy. But in recent weeks a new story has emerged: what one UN offical called the 'ethnic cleansing' of a religious minority. Refugees fleeing from the affected areas have told horrendours stories of rapes, killings and house burnings, although these claims are denied by the government.

Conflict & Justice

The 'ethnic cleansing' of Myanmar's Rohingya community is underway

Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, is often seen on as a place of military rule, gradually moving towards democracy. But in recent weeks a new story has emerged: what one UN offical called the 'ethnic cleansing' of a religious minority. Refugees fleeing from the affected areas have told horrendours stories of rapes, killings and house burnings, although these claims are denied by the government.

Conflict & Justice

Holocaust museum researcher finds early warning signs of genocide in Myanmar

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The plight of Rohingya migrants stranded at sea puts a spotlight on conditions in the country they fled. Staffers from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum were on a fact-finding tour to Myanmar this spring and found what they call a genocide in the making. Andrea Gittleman, program manager for the Museum's Simon-Skjodt Center for the Prevention of Genocide, says recent violence and persecution of Rohingya could be early warning signs of greater atrocities to come.