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Thread: UN Flash Report finds "ethnic cleansing" of Rohingya in Rakhine State, Myanmar

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    Default Re: UN Flash Report finds "ethnic cleansing" of Rohingya in Rakhine State, Myanmar

    Myanmar parliament approves $15M for Rakhine border fence - Trumped?

    Myanmar's parliament has approved a budget of about $15 million for the construction of a fence and related projects along the border with Bangladesh in Rakhine state, from which about 700,000 members of its persecuted ethnic Rohingya Muslim minority have fled violence since last August.

    Lawmaker Myo Zaw Aung said Friday the budget was proposed by the Home Affairs Ministry, the Defense Ministry and the Border Affairs Ministry, which are all controlled by the military.

    Deputy Home Affairs Minister Gen. Aung Soe testified Thursday, the day the budget was approved, that fences covering 202 kilometers (126 miles) of the 293-kilometer (182-mile) border have already been completed.
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    Default Re: UN Flash Report finds "ethnic cleansing" of Rohingya in Rakhine State, Myanmar

    And Facebook helped spread hatred of Rohingya.

    Facebook has played a role in spreading hate speech in Myanmar, UN human rights experts investigating a possible genocide against Rohingya Muslims said.

    Facebook had no immediate comment on the criticism, although in the past the company has said that it was working to remove hate speech in Myanmar and kick off people who shared such content consistently.
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    Default Re: UN Flash Report finds "ethnic cleansing" of Rohingya in Rakhine State, Myanmar

    Good to save screenshots of such hate speech for evidence
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    Rohingya lawyer urges UN to refer Myanmar to ICC for crimes

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A lawyer from Myanmar's Rohingya Muslim minority focusing on the trauma, mass rape and trafficking of its girls and women is urging the U.N. Security Council to refer Myanmar to the International Criminal Court for "horrific crimes" against the Rohingya and other ethnic groups.

    Razia Sultana has been working with Rohingya girls and women in refugee camps since 2014. She told the council: "Where I come from, women and girls have been gang raped, tortured and killed by the Myanmar army for no other reason than for being Rohingya."
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    Default Re: UN Flash Report finds "ethnic cleansing" of Rohingya in Rakhine State, Myanmar

    In passing, some disturbing news found here in How Government Pressure Has Turned Transparency Reports From Free Speech Celebrations To Censorship Celebrations:

    Similarly, a recent report on how Facebook's censorship of reports of ethnic cleansing in Burma are incredibly disturbing:

    Rohingya activists—in Burma and in Western countries—tell The Daily Beast that Facebook has been removing their posts documenting the ethnic cleansing of Rohingya people in Burma (also known as Myanmar). They said their accounts are frequently suspended or taken down.
    That article has many examples of the kind of content that Facebook is pulling down and notes that in Burma, people rely on Facebook much more than in some other countries:


    Facebook is an essential platform in Burma; since the country’s infrastructure is underdeveloped, people rely on it the way Westerners rely on email. Experts often say that in Burma, Facebook is the internet—so having your account disabled can be devastating.
    You can argue that there should be other systems for them to use, but the reality of the situation right now is they use Facebook, and Facebook is deleting reports of ethnic cleansing.
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