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No free movement clause in UN deal for Rohingya on island: Report

A deal for the United Nations to start work on a remote Bangladeshi island where the government has sent thousands of Rohingya refugees offers no guarantee they will be allowed to move freely to the mainland, according to a copy of the agreement. The...

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Facebook objects to turning over data regarding Rohingya

Facebook was used to spread disinformation about the Rohingya, and in 2018 the company began to delete posts, accounts and other content it determined were part of a campaign to incite violence,VOA reported. That deleted but stored data is at issue i...

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Repatriation only solution to Rohingya crisis: Speakers say at webinar

Repatriation is the only solution to the Rohingya crisis and international communities must mount pressure on the Myanmar authorities to resolve the crisis, speakers said today. They also urged the international communities to end double standards on...

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Covid management: Japan praises Bangladesh’s achievement

Japanese Ambassador to Bangladesh, Ito Naoki, has highly appreciated Bangladesh's achievement in Covid-19 management under Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's leadership, terming it a "great achievement". The Japanese ambassador said this while addressing...

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Bangladesh Arrests 16 Rohingya in Anti-militant Crackdown

COX'S BAZAR, BANGLADESH — Bangladesh police arrested at least 16 Rohingya refugees in a series of raids on camps in Dhaka after the murder of a top Rohingya community leader last week, officials said Sunday. Rights advocate Mohib Ullah was gunned d...

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Mohib Ullah Murder: One of five arrestees ‘confesses’

One of the five accused arrestees in connection with Rohingya leader Mohib Ullah murder yesterday admitted before the court that he was directly involved in the operation, court sources said. During the confessional statement under section 164, Moham...

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‘After killing Mohib Ullah, informed the one ordering the mission’

Md Elias, one of the arrestees over the murder of Rohingya community leader Mohib Ullah, has admitted to directly taking part in the killing mission. He gave a confessional statement under Section 164 at the Cox's Bazar Senior Judicial Magistrate Hel...

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Don’t let it hurt bid for repatriation

The assassination of Rohingya leader Muhib Ullah is an isolated incident, and it should not be an issue in the efforts to repatriate the Rohingya refugees, former diplomats and civil society members told a webinar yesterday. The discussion titled "Th...

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80,000 Rohingyas to be relocated to Bhasan Char in 3 months

An aerial view of the buildings intended for accommodating Rohingya refugees at Bhashan Char. File Photo: AFP/ Mukta Dinwiddie MacLaren Architects State Minister for Disaster Management and Relief, Dr Md Enamur Rahman, today said that another 80,000 ...

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2 detained for ‘helping Rohingyas flee Bhasan Char’

Two brokers, who allegedly used to help Rohingyas flee Bhasan Char for Chattogram and Cox's Bazar, were detained from the island under Hatiya upazila of Noakhali this morning. Acting on a tip-off, members of Bangladesh Coast Guard and Armed Police Ba...

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5 ‘Rohingya criminals’ arrested in Cox’s Bazar

Five alleged Rohingya criminals were arrested last night in an operation by Armed Police Battalion-14 (APBn) at Ukhiya upazila of Cox's Bazar. The arrestees -- Md Khaled Hosen (33), Master Syed Amin (38), Md Shaker (35), Md Kalim (18) and Md Ilias (2...

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6 Rohingyas held in Cox’s Bazar

The Armed Police Battalion (APBn) detained six Rohingyas from different refugee camps in Ukhia and Teknaf upazilas of Cox's Bazar early today for their alleged involvement in various crimes. They were detained during a special drive that police start...

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EC body to endorse NID for 16 and above

An Election Commission committee is going to place a recommendation of collecting information of students aged above 16 from their educational institutions to provide them with National Identity (NID) cards. The committee will also recommend to the E...

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Mohib Ullah Murder: 3 more now in police remand

A court in Cox's Bazar yesterday placed three Rohingya men on three-day remand each in connection with the killing of Rohingya leader Mohib Ullah. Two other Rohingya men, arrested in the case, were placed on remand earlier. Teknaf Senior Judicial Mag...

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Rohingya Relocation to Bhasan Char: UN set to be on board with govt’s plan

The United Nations is finally set to get engaged in humanitarian activities for Rohingyas in Bhasan Char. The UNHCR and the Bangladesh government will sign a memorandum of understanding on UN involvement in the humanitarian activities Saturday, offic...

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Outage and whistleblower testimony renew focus on dangers of Facebook’s global reach

Facebook is again mired in mounting troubles that have returned it to the spotlight. On Tuesday, whistleblower Frances Haugen appeared before Congress to detail how the social media giant’s focus on profits was causing societal harm, arguing that U...

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Facebook 'operating in the shadows,' whistleblower says as U.S. lawmakers demand probes

· In an era when bipartisanship is rare in Washington, lawmakers from both parties excoriated the company during a Senate committee hearing, illustrating the rising anger in Congress with Facebook, which also owns Instagram and WhatsApp. | JASON HEN...

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For over 5hrs Facebook wasn't used to destabilise democracies: whistleblower

Former Facebook employee and whistleblower Frances Haugen arrives to testify during a Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation hearing entitled 'Protecting Kids Online: Testimony from a Facebook Whistleblower' on Capitol Hill, Octobe...

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Fear and loathing in refugee camps

It's not that fear gripped the Rohingya camps in Cox's Bazar only after the recent killing of a popular leader; it has always been there due to unrestrained crimes, rivalry between groups, and lax security. But last week's assassination of Mohib Ulla...

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Bangladesh will open fire at Myanmar border to stop trafficking: Momen

Bangladesh will open fire at border with Myanmar to stop arms and drugs smuggling and human trafficking, Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen said today. "We had decided never to open fire at the border. But I had a discussion with the home minister yeste...

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EC formation thru’ search committee

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said the new Election Commission will be constituted through a search committee to be formed by the president. She was addressing a press conference at the Gono Bhaban yesterday, arranged to inform the media about the...

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The murder of Rohingya leader Mohib Ullah and its fallout

Mohib Ullah, one of the most prominent advocates of Rohingya repatriation and the representative of Rohingya refugees' struggle for identity before the international audience, was shot dead in his office in Kutupalong camp. How did this 48-year-old r...

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Photo of Rohingya Muslims in Bangladesh Shared as 'Illegal Migrants' in Assam

The photo is from 2017 and shows Rohingya Muslims who fled Myanmar and took refuge in Bangladesh. · Share · Share · Share · Share · Share · Comments A photo is being shared on social media claiming to show "illegal migrants" in Assam with a quo...

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Bangladesh arrests five over the killing of Rohingya activist

Five Rohingya men have been arrested in connection with the killing of a prominent community leader in a refugee camp in Bangladesh, according to the police, adding that they were probing links to an armed group. Mohibullah – a high-profile figureh...

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Bangladesh concerned over growing crimes in Rohingya camps

Bangladesh has expressed concern over the increased crimes, human and drug trafficking and unrest in the Rohingya camps in Cox's Bazar as their stay in Bangladesh is prolonging. Bangladesh urged Myanmar as well as the international community to take ...

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Bangladesh: Who killed Rohingya leader Mohibullah?

The murder of a top Rohingya leader in his office has international leaders calling for an investigation and has stoked anger within Bangladesh's Rohingya refugee communities. Mohibullah, a high-profile figurehead for the Rohingya who have fled Myanm...

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The coup united the people of Myanmar against oppression

The Myanmar people’s struggle against dictatorship has undergone a long journey since the February 1 military coup in the country. As an activist who has been fighting against fascism and standing for peace and the rights of oppressed minorities fo...

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Over 15,000 people estimated to have crossed border into India since Myanmar military coup, says UN chief

UN chief Antonio Guterres has said that prior to February 1, there were around 336,000 internally displaced persons in conflict-affected areas across Myanmar Rohingya refugees headed to the Bhasan Char island prepare to board navy vessels from the so...

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Top Rohingya leader shot dead in Bangladesh

Unidentified assailants have shot dead a top Rohingya community leader in a refugee camp in the Bangladesh district of Cox's Bazar, officials said. Mohib Ullah was talking with other refugee leaders outside his office after attending evening prayers ...

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Rohingya leader Mohibullah shot dead

Unidentified criminals shot Rohingya rights activist and leader Mohibullah dead at his office in Kutupalong camp under Cox's Bazar's Ukhia upazila last night. Rohingyas in camps of Kutupalong are tensed with police and local administration issuing an...

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Crystal meth creeps into city

There is a growing market for highly addictive drug crystal meth in the capital, operated mostly through encrypted messaging apps, officials have found out. Around 40 to 45 individuals are leading the drug trade with the help of around 100 small-time...

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Int’l Rights Experts Urge UN to Declare Myanmar Junta ‘Terrorist’ Organization

An independent group of prominent former UN human rights experts has urged the United Nations Security Council to declare the Myanmar military junta a “terrorist organization” for its atrocities against its own civilians including public torture,...

Irrawaddy


35 Rohingyas held while fleeing Bhasan Char

An aerial view of the buildings intended for accommodating Rohingya refugees at Bhashan Char. File Photo: AFP/ Mukta Dinwiddie MacLaren Architects At least 35 Rohingyas were detained while they were attempting to flee Bhasan Char in Hatiya upazila of...

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See no outcome from PM’s New York trip: Fakhrul

BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir today said that he saw "no outcome" of the Prime Minister's visit to New York, to attend the UN General Assembly. "She could not even bring back a solution to the Rohingya crisis. We think that so far...

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Repatriation of Rohingyas: Dhaka seeks EU’s support

Bangladesh has sought effective measures by the European Union for creating a conducive environment in Myanmar for sustainable repatriation of the Rohingyas sheltered in the country. Raising the issue, Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen said Bangladesh ...

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PM’s UNGA speech: Hasina places six proposals before world to fight Covid

Terming Covid-19 a common enemy, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has placed six proposals before the global leaders to fight the deadly virus with fresh, inclusive and effective ideas. "Sadly though, this malaise [Covid-19] seems to be here for a while,...

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Time for action, not words, rhetoric

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has urged the global community to turn their "words and rhetoric" over the Rohingya crisis into actions to reach a desired solution to the protracted problem. "We need to go beyond words and rhetoric to have tangible acti...

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Rohingya crisis: US announces $180m in humanitarian assistance

Rohingya refugee children wait to receive food outside the distribution center at Palong Khali refugee camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, on November 17, 2017. Reuters file photo The United States announces nearly $180 million in additional humanitaria...

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US judge orders Facebook to release anti-Rohingya account records

A judge in the United States has ordered Facebook to release records of now-closed accounts connected to anti-Rohingya violence in Myanmar, according to the Wall Street Journal. The judge in Washington, DC, criticised Facebook for failing to hand ove...

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Former UN Under-Secretary-General Tipped as Next Special Envoy to Myanmar

Noeleen Heyzer, in her capacity as special adviser to the UN secretary-general for Timor-Leste (left), and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in 2014. / UN Photo / Eskinder Debeb By The Irrawaddy 22 September 2021 A former under-secretary-general of th...

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Rohingya Armed Groups Active Again in Western Myanmar

Long before the junta’s February 1 coup, the Rohingya crisis was making headlines in the international media. Today, the issue is still grabbing attention worldwide with hundreds of thousands of Rohingya, the stateless Muslim minority from Rakhine ...

Irrawaddy


UN worried with shrinking civic space, inequality

The UN is concerned over signs of shrinking civic space, growing inequality, and violence against women in Bangladesh. "There are areas that the UN is concerned about. We are concerned about the increasing violence against women, we are concerned abo...

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45 Rohingyas held in Noakhali while fleeing from Bhasan Char

At least 45 Rohingyas, who fled Bhasan Char, have been detained by Bangladesh Coast Guard members and locals in Hatiya upazila of Noakhali. A team of Coast Guard members detained 26 Rohingyas and three brokers from Jahaijjarchar-Prokash Swarnadwip ar...

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