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Reuters reporters jailed for seven years in Myanmar

Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were arrested in December after reporting on a massacre of Rohingya Muslims Two Reuters journalists arrested in Myanmar while investigating a massacre of Rohingya Muslims have been found guilty of breaching the countrys Official Secrets Act and sentenced to seven years in prison. Wa Lone, 32, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 28, are being held in prison in Yangon after being arrested in December, in a landmark case that has prompted international outrage and been seen as a test of progress towards democracy in the…

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Aung San Suu Kyi to be stripped of Freedom of the City of Oxford

Councils removal of honour is latest by a British institution over her apparent defence of Myanmars treatment of Rohingya Aung San Suu Kyi is to be stripped of the Freedom of the City of Oxford, where she studied as an undergraduate, over her response to the Rohingya crisis. Oxford city council voted unanimously to support a cross-party motion that said it was no longer appropriate to celebrate the de facto leader of Myanmar. The council is to hold a special meeting to confirm the honours removal on 27 November. The…

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Take away Aung San Suu Kyis Nobel peace prize. She no longer deserves it | George Monbiot

Once she was an inspiration. Now, silent on the plight of the Rohingya, she is complicit in crimes against humanity, writes the Guardian columnist George Monbiot Few of us expect much from political leaders: to do otherwise is to invite despair. But to Aung San Suu Kyi we entrusted our hopes. To mention her name was to invoke patience and resilience in the face of suffering, courage and determination in the unyielding struggle for freedom. She was an inspiration to us all. Friends of mine devoted their working lives to…

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Aung San Suu Kyi rejects UN inquiry into crimes against Rohingya

Myanmar leader says the plan for the investigation is not in keeping with what is happening on the ground Aung San Suu Kyi has rejected a decision by the UNs rights council to investigate allegations of crimes by Myanmars security forces against minority Rohingya Muslims. The UN body agreed in March to dispatch a fact-finding mission to the south Asian Asian country over claims of failing to speak out about the treatment of the Rohingya or to condemn the crackdown. Rights groups say hundreds of the stateless group were killed…

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