Thailand’s navy has filed criminal defamation charges against a news website that published stories alleging Thai military involvement in the trafficking of Burma’s ethnic Rohingya boatpeople.
Two US-based journalists have been blacklisted by the Burmese government after they visited conflict-struck western Arakan state to cover the ongoing persecution of the Rohingya Muslim minority.
A village outside of Arakan’s capital Sittwe quickly became the latest focal point of sectarian violence over the weekend as armed police shot into a crowd of Rohingya protestors. Tensions[...]
UN special rapporteur on human rights Tomas Quintana arrived in Arakan state on Monday days after clashes between local police and Rohingya Muslims left at least seven people injured