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Burma Muslims jailed for praying in the street

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SHAFAQNA - Seven Muslim men have reportedly been jailed in Burma (Myanmar) for three months for organising Muslim prayers in the street about a year ago, after local Islamic schools were shuttered prior to the holy month of Ramadan. According…

HRW report accuses Burmese soldiers of atrocities

SHAFAQNA - Burmese soldiers have gang raped Rohingya women in continued violence against the Muslim minority in the Rakhine state, according to a Human Rights Watch report. Human Rights Watch cited firsthand interviews with 52 Rohingya women…

Letter from Canadian prime minister to Aung San Suu Kyi

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SHAFAQNA - The Prime Minister spoke with Aung San Suu Kyi, the de facto leader of Burma, last week and he says he has also written her a letter. The Liberal government has been coming under increasing pressure from advocates to strip Suu Kyi…

Bahrain Shiite Scholars launches an emergency relief appeal for Rohingya Muslims

SHAFAQNA - In the name of God, the Merciful We call upon all Muslims to relief the Rohingya Muslims in Burma. This appeal is addressed to all Muslims around the world, including people, governments, organisations and revolutionary forces. What…

Hundreds are dead in Burma as the Rohingya crisis explodes again

SHAFAQNA - Hundreds have died in western Burma in clashes between insurgents and security forces, a dramatic escalation of the Rohingya crisis that has haunted the country’s transition to democracy and tainted leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s…

Burma refuses UN investigation on Rohingya genocide

SHAFAQNA - As part of its continuous crackdown against Rohingya Muslims, Burma refused entry to members of the UN trying to investigate the killing, violence and abuse against the people there. The government of Aung San Suu Kyi has already…