Muslim minorities - updates

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China disputes UN report on Uighur discrimination

Aug 31, 2018 - 10:27 PM

'These comments... were based on so-called information that is yet to be verified and has no factual basis,' Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said at a regular press briefing.

UIGHUR DISCRIMINATION. Ethnic Uighurs take part in a protest march asking for the European Union to call upon China to respect human rights in the Chinese Xinjiang region and asking for the closure of "re-education center" where some Uighurs are detained, during a demonstration around the EU institutions in Brussels on April 27, 2018. File photo by Emmanuel Dunand/AFP

6,700 Rohingya killed in first month of Myanmar violence: MSF

Dec 14, 2017 - 5:24 PM

The Doctors Without Borders (MSF) says 'at least 6,700 Rohingya, in the most conservative estimations, are estimated to have been killed, including at least 730 children below the age of 5'

VICTIMS. A Rohingya Muslim refugee walks by night after crossing the border from Myanmar, on the Bangladeshi shores of the Naf river in Teknaf on September 29, 2017. Photo by Fred Dufour/AFP

U.S. lawmakers seek to slap new sanctions on Myanmar military

Nov 04, 2017 - 3:25 PM

House Republicans and Democrats introduce legislation that would curtail assistance or cooperation with Myanmar's military, and require the White House to identify senior military officials who would have US visa bans imposed or reimposed against them.

Rohingya Muslim refugees who were stranded after leaving Myanmar walk towards the Balukhali refugee camp after crossing the border in Bangladesh's Ukhia district on November 2, 2017. More than 600,000 Rohingya have arrived in Bangladesh since a military crackdown in Myanmar in August triggered an exodus, straining resources in the impoverished country. / AFP PHOTO / Dibyangshu SARKAR

Indonesia says China wants Uighurs caught joining extremist group extradited

Apr 21, 2016 - 8:56 PM

The Uighurs were sentenced to 6 years each in 2015 for attempting to join the Islamic State linked Eastern Indonesia Mujahideen

Elite Indonesian anti-terror police from Densus 88 escort four Turks arrested on arrival at Jakarta airport on September 14, 2014. Bima Sakti/AFP

Dozens of Rohingya missing after boat sinks off Myanmar: police

Nov 03, 2013 - 9:04 PM

UPDATED The boat was believed to be carrying the Rohingya from Myanmar s western state of Rakhine to Malaysia where thousands of members of the Muslim minority have sought sanctuary since violent clashes with Buddhists erupted last year

Myanmar unrest 'harms country's image': president

Mar 31, 2013 - 10:29 PM

Violence against Muslims in central Myanmar are harming the country s dignity says the president

ETHNIC UNREST. Myanmar President Thein Sein addresses the 67th United Nations General Assembly meeting September 27, 2012 at the United Nations in New York. AFP PHOTO / DON EMMERT