The 20 were each sentenced to five years in connection with a ship carrying 208 migrants that was intercepted by the Burmese navy last month.
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More than 86,000 people, majority of whom are Rohingyas, have left Arakan State by boat since June 2012 to escape sectarian violence, according to a statement from UN Refugee Agency[…]
One hundred and one illegal immigrants, believed to be Rohingya refugees from Burma, were detained by an anti-smuggling unit as they landed at Kuala Perlis on Malaysia’s northwestern coast early[…]
Parliamentarians from Europe and fellow ASEAN nations were the latest to weigh in this week on the unfolding crisis in Arakan State, with a resolution in Brussels voicing concern over reports of human rights abuses and a group of regional lawmakers looking ahead to a 19 December meeting of foreign ministers to discuss the situation.
Director of the Arakan Project, Chris Lewa, said on Saturday that since 15 October an average of 900 people a day have fled Burma on rickety, overcrowded boats in a[…]
Burmese asylum-seekers living in Indonesia say they will continue to risk their lives and travel by boat to Australia, despite the very high chance they will never get there.