Special Report: Myanmar’s deep mine of old troubles

(Reuters) – Pyinyananda was chanting with dozens of fellow Buddhist monks when an object landed in the folds of his orange robes and blew up.

The canister contained tear gas, the police later said, but the explosion flayed so much skin from his arms and legs that he remains in hospital weeks later.

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More than 75,000 people remain displaced in Myanmar’s northern KACHIN

More war than peace in Myanmar

LAIZA – Helicopter gunships hover in the sky above a battlefield. The constant sound of explosions and gunfire pierce the night for an estimated 100,000 refugees and internally displaced people. Military hospitals are full of wounded government soldiers, while bridges, communication lines and other crucial infrastructure lie in war-torn ruins.

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Intense fighting against Kachin Independent Army near Kachin administrative capital Laiza on Dec 14

RB:Rohingya Exodus ( Leaked Video)

Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide

The Contracting Parties,

Having considered the declaration made by the General Assembly of the United Nations in its resolution 96 (I) dated 11 December 1946 that genocide is a crime under international law, contrary to the spirit and aims of the United Nations and condemned by the civilized world,

Recognizing that at all periods of history genocide has inflicted great losses on humanity, and

Being convinced that, in order to liberate mankind from such an odious scourge, international co-operation is required,

Hereby agree as hereinafter provided: 

Article I: The Contracting Parties confirm that genocide, whether committed in time of peace or in time of war, is a crime under international law which they undertake to prevent and to punish. 

Article II: In the present Convention, genocide means any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group, as such:

(a) Killing members of the group;
(b) Causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group;
(c) Deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part;
(d) Imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group;
(e) Forcibly transferring children of the group to another group. 

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Al Jazeera Investigates : The Hidden Genocide

Burma camp for Rohingyas ‘dire’ – Valerie Amos

The UN’s top humanitarian official has said conditions for displaced Burmese Muslim Rohingyas are “dire”, and called on Burma to improve them.

Valerie Amos made the comments after visiting camps in Rakhine state.

More than 135,000 people displaced during six months of ethnic conflict are living in camps in the state, the vast majority of them Rohingyas.

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Expert warns of Rohingya genocide

“Warning signs” are in place for a genocide of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar, an Al Jazeera investigation has been told by a leading expert in the field.

According to Professor William Schabas, until recently President of the International Association of Genocide Scholars, the findings of an Al Jazeera documentary reveal that “we’re moving into a zone where the word can be used”.

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RB:The Dire Situation of Rohingyas and Kamans Continues

November 30, Sittwe (Akyab), Arakan: There are refugee camps for Rakhines Buddhists and Muslim Rohingyas and Kamans in Sittwe (Akyab), Arakan. In fact, the condition in the refugee camps of Rohingyas and Kamans is worse and more awful than the condition that should be in the refugee camps. Although there are two Doctors and two Nurses from military hospital for every 150 people in the Rakhine refugee camps, there is no doctor in Rohingya and Kaman refugee camps and on top of that, Rakhine extremists hassle the doctors from MSF who come to cure Rohingyas and Kamans in their camps. In spite of all these hassles, a medical team from Turkey and another from Australia visited Rohingya and Kaman refugee camps in Sittwe last week with a view to saving human lives.

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