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January 4, 2024   •   

Rohingya Refugees Forced Out of Indonesian Shelter By Student Protesters

Hundreds of university students attacked a temporary shelter, demanding asylum-seekers be deported.

September 6, 2023   •   

Swiss Filmmaker and 13 Cast Members Detained in Burma for Alleged Insult to Buddhism

Didier Nusbaumer was arrested August 8 along with 13 Burmese nationals, including a 12-year-old actress

July 29, 2022   •   

Faith Groups Join Worldwide Outrage Over Myanmar’s Execution of Democracy Activists

Religious leaders and organizations urge coordinated international response.

June 27, 2022   •   

Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi Sentenced to 11 Years in Prison, Moved to Solitary Confinement

Military junta could keep Suu Kyi beind bars for the rest of her life.

August 27, 2020   •   

Indiana University’s Chin Languages Research Project Provides Vital Information on the Pandemic to Burmese Christian Refugees

Thousands of members of the Christian Chin community who escaped severe religious persecution are now finding themselves as refugees in the United States contending with a different kind of menace: COVID-19.

May 21, 2020   •   

Burma’s Human Rights Record Tied to Lack of Religious Freedom: USCIRF

Religious freedom violations in Burma (Myanmar) are highlighted in the USCIRF 2020 Annual Report.

December 30, 2019   •   

The UN Condemns Myanmar for Human Rights Abuse

The U.N. General Assembly approved a resolution calling on Myanmar (formerly Burma) to stop inciting hatred against Rohingya Muslims and other members of minority religions in the Southeast Asian nation.

December 28, 2017   •   

Myanmar Blocks UN Investigation of Rohingya Crisis

The United Nations human rights investigator assigned to look into the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar claims she has been barred from entering the country.

November 29, 2017   •   

Tillerson Urges Myanmar to Investigate Rohingya Attacks

On November 15, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson visited Myanmar to meet with Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, the civilian head of the country, to discuss “credible reports of widespread atrocities” by the country’s security forces against the minority Muslim Rohingya population.

November 8, 2017   •   

Rohingya Crisis in Myanmar Draws Top U.S. State Department Officials

Muslim Rohingya militants, responding to the religious persecution of their people in Myanmar (the former Burma) August 25, attacked police in that country’s strife-torn northern state of Rakhine.

April 6, 2017   •   

Myanmar’s First Cardinal Strives for Peace and Religious Freedom

Cardinal Charles Bo of Yangon is optimistic about rebuilding Myanmar as it emerges from six decades of military rule and isolation. His concentration is on peace-building efforts and education, as plans progress to establish diplomatic relations between the country and the Holy See.