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Catalog of abuse: Quietly seeking justice for the Rohingya

Aug 13, 2018

Catalog of abuse: Quietly seeking justice for the Rohingya

Cross-legged in a windowless, almost pitch-black bamboo shack, the investigator pressed record on a video camera and asked the young Rohingya woman to describe the night the Myanmar soldiers came. "They broke down our door. They took my husband outside and shot him," recalled the ...

Asia's wild-captured worker elephants die young

/ Aug 8, 2018

Asia's wild-captured worker elephants die young

Elephants snatched from the wild and conscripted to haul logs in Myanmar's timber industry live on average five years less than working elephants born in captivity, researchers said Tuesday. The older an elephant is at the time of capture, the more likely it is to ...

New Myanmar Rakhine commission denounced by observers

Aug 1, 2018

New Myanmar Rakhine commission denounced by observers

A new commission set up by Myanmar to look into human rights abuses in Rakhine state has been criticized by observers Tuesday as a "political gimmick," as the country tries to stave off further censure over its treatment of its Rohingya Muslims. The government announced ...