Facebook sued for encouraging the Rohingya genocide in which nearly 25,000 people died

World 12/08/21, 05:38

A team of lawyers representing victims of the genocide suffered by Myanmar's Rohingya ethnic group in 2017 sued Facebook in Britain and the United States, demanding $200 billion in compensation. The lawsuit exposes that Facebook's algorithms encouraged hate speech against the Muslim Rohingya, stoking racist contempt among the largely Buddhist population, ...

UN aid chief: No progress so Rohingya can return to Myanmar

World 04/29/19, 21:41

The U.N. humanitarian chief said Monday there has been "no progress" in dealing with the reasons why more than 700,000 Rohingya Muslims fled to Bangladesh from western Myanmar's Rakhine state.Mark Lowcock, who just returned from a visit to Bangladesh, said Myanmar has failed "to put in place confidence-building measures that ...

UN envoy: No prospect Rohingya refugees can go home soon

World 01/25/19, 15:51

A U.N. human rights envoy said Friday that hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslim refugees won't be able to return to Myanmar soon because of threats to their safety in the Buddhist-majority nation.Myanmar has been criticized by global rights groups and many nations for state-sponsored violence against ethnic minorities.Yanghee Lee, ...

Rohingya end hard year still in limbo

World 12/26/18, 00:10

More than 750,000 Rohingya Muslim refugees who fled military attacks in Myanmar remain in Bangladesh camps as future repatriation and resettlement plans remain unclear

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