Rohingya people

Ethnic minority in Myanmar

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The Rohingya people are a stateless Indo-Aryan ethnic group who reside in Rakhine State, Myanmar. There were an estimated 1 million Rohingya living in Myanmar before the 2016โ€“17 crisis. By December 2017, an estimated 625,000 refugees from Rakhine, Myanmar, had crossed the border into Bangladesh since August 2017. The majority are Muslim while a minority are Hindu. 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. According to Human Rights Watch, the 1982 laws "effectively deny to the Rohingya the possibility of acquiring a nationality". Although Rohingya history in the region can be traced back to the 8th century, Myanmar law does not recognize the ethnic minority as one of the eight "national indigenous races". 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.

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Smoke and flames rise from the site of a fire at the Kutupalong refugee camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, Wednesday, April 24, 2019. A fire raced through a..
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It was after Mohib Ullah scored his first political victories that the death threats began in earnest. On a recent morning, the Rohingya refugee leaned back on a..
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NAYPYITAW, Myanmar โ€” Myanmarโ€™s Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected the final appeal of two Reuters journalists and upheld seven-year prison sentences for their..
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Supreme Court gives no reason for rejecting final appeal of Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, upholds 7-year sentences
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Two Reuters reporters who have been imprisoned in Myanmar since December 12, 2017, had their final appeal rejected by Myanmar's Supreme Court on Tuesday,..
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NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) โ€” Myanmarโ€™s Supreme Court is to rule Tuesday on the appeal of two Reuters journalists who were sentenced to seven years in prison for..
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