Today is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, which marks the start of the global 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence. The diplomatic missions of[…]
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President Thein Sein warned that the government now has a “zero tolerance” policy against rioters, and pledged that those who instigate violence or cause destruction will be dealt with. “The[…]
Security forces have contained the fresh bout of deadly violence in Arakan state’s Sandoway district.
Malaysian officials urge Burma to take stronger actions to prevent the persecution of Muslims and to bring perpetrators to justice. Malaysia’s Foreign Minister, Anifah Aman, made the comments during the[…]
Four men were sentenced to ten years in prison with hard labour on Tuesday for the killing of a Muslim man during communal violence in Mandalay in early July.
UN Special Rapporteur has been presented with findings from an inquiry into Mandalay’s communal violence, as she visited the city on Wednesday.
The EU lays out a list of 21 “benchmarks” which it expects the Burmese authorities to fulfill, including: cooperation with the UN; the release of all political prisoners; the strengthening of rule of law; greater media freedom; and “effective measures to combat intolerance, communal violence and hate speech”.