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Rohingya people: Ethnic minority in Myanmar
The Rohingya people are a stateless Indo-Aryan ethnic group who predominantly follow Islam and reside in Rakhine State, Myanmar. There were an estimated 1 million Rohingya living in Myanmar before the Rohingya genocide in 2017. Described by the United Nations in 2013 as one of the most persecuted minorities in the world, the Rohingya population is denied citizenship under the 1982 Myanmar nationality law. They are also restricted from freedom of movement, state education and civil service jobs. The legal conditions faced by the Rohingya in Myanmar have been widely compared to apartheid by many international academics, analysts and political figures, including Nobel laureate Bishop Desmond Tutu, a South African anti-apartheid activist.


Rohingya crisis: Relocation plan meets opposition [Video]

Rohingya crisis: Relocation plan meets opposition

As well as being stateless and homeless, the coronavirus pandemic is worsening the plight of Rohingya.

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Soldiers Confess To Rohingya Genocide Campaign: 'Shoot All That You See And That You Hear' [Video]

Soldiers Confess To Rohingya Genocide Campaign: 'Shoot All That You See And That You Hear'

Human rights NGO Fortify Rights has released what they say is credible footage featuring confessions from two Myanmar military deserters. The pair say in video confessions that they were ordered to..

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Nearly 300 Rohingya come ashore in Aceh after months at sea [Video]

Nearly 300 Rohingya come ashore in Aceh after months at sea

The group included women and children and are thought to have spent months at sea as traffickers demanded payment.

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Three years on, Rohingya trapped in camps as they await justice [Video]

Three years on, Rohingya trapped in camps as they await justice

About a million refugees live in Bangladesh refugee camps since they fled Myanmar military operation on August 25, 2017.

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Rohingya politicians excluded from Myanmar election [Video]

Rohingya politicians excluded from Myanmar election

Rohingya politician Abdul Rasheed was born in Myanmar and is one of the very few from the Muslim minority to have Myanmar citizenship. But when the country goes to the polls in November, he will not be..

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Médecins Sans Frontières on three years since Rohingya crisis [Video]

Médecins Sans Frontières on three years since Rohingya crisis

August 25 marks three years since most of the Rohingya refugees living in theworld’s largest refugee camp arrived in Bangladesh.

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Malaysia finds Rohingya feared drowned hiding on island [Video]

Malaysia finds Rohingya feared drowned hiding on island

Malaysia has stepped up patrols around its maritime borders as Rohingya attempt to reach the country by boat.

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