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    Cut off all support to Myanmar military

    The UN Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar (FFM) has urged the international community to cut off all financial and other support to Myanmar’s military.

  • Snap financial ties with Myanmar military: UN investigators

    The world must cut off financial and other support for Myanmar's armed forces, a UN fact-finding mission said today, repeating a call for top generals to be prosecuted for abuses against the Rohingya Muslim minority.

  • Rohingya Photos: Myanmar's army offers rare apology

    The Myanmar military issues a rare apology, acknowledging that two photographs it published in a book on the crisis over the Rohingya Muslim minority were "published incorrectly".

  • Top military men responsible for human rights abuse in Myanmar: US

    Mentioning that the findings of a new report indicate widespread human rights abuses by the Myanmar military and its other security forces, the United States says it held high-level military individuals in Myanmar responsible for the situation.

  • US sanctions Myanmar military commanders over Rohingya abuses

    The US government hits four Myanmar military commanders and two military units with punitive sanctions, accusing them of "serious human rights abuses" and "ethnic cleansing" in violently expelling minority Rohingya from their homes.

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    Investigated enough!

    The UN Security Council asked the Myanmar military to let it investigate rights abuses in Rakhine, but was told the “internal matter had already been investigated enough” and those responsible had been punished.

  • Rohingya villages still burning, mines laid

    Rights bodies have come up with new evidence that fires are still torching Rohingya villages in Rakhine while Myanmar military have laid landmines during attacks on villages and along the Bangladesh border. Amnesty International has assessed three new videos taken inside Rakhine as recently as Friday afternoon showing large plumes of smoke rising from Rohingya villages as well as satellite imagery with smoke visible over burnt-out structures.

  • Shared food, homes for some refugees

    “They pushed me away. I couldn't even fight back because I had my baby with me and he could have gotten hurt,” Shanwara Begum in her mid-twenties says, her arm wrapped around her two-year old boy. Her eyes are a rare light shade of blue. They might have sparkled once; now they are dull.