Articles by Feliz Solomon

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The U.N. Has Agreed to Investigate Myanmar’s Alleged Abuse of Rohingya
Feliz Solomon – Time, 27 Mar 2017

The U.N. Human Rights Council agreed Friday [24 Mar 2017] to create an international fact-finding mission into alleged rights violations in Myanmar, particularly against the country’s Rohingya Muslims, a stateless minority that has suffered decades of persecution in the western state of Rakhine.

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U.N. Warned That Myanmar May Be Trying to Expel the Rohingya Population Entirely
Feliz Solomon – Time, 20 Mar 2017

The U.N. Human Rights Council was urged Monday [13 Mar] to establish a commission of inquiry into the persecution of Myanmar’s Rohingya minority, a mostly stateless Muslim group living in apartheid-like conditions in the country’s western state of Rakhine. The Myanmar government, led by Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, has denied allegations of wrongdoing.

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Burma Is Pursuing ‘Ethnic Cleansing’ of Rohingya Muslims, U.N. Official Says
Feliz Solomon – Time Magazine, 28 Nov 2016

24 Nov 2016 – Burmese authorities are carrying out a campaign of ethnic cleansing against the Rohingya Muslim minority in the country’s western Arakan state, a senior U.N. official said. Thousands of stateless Rohingya Muslims are trying to reach Bangladesh amid reports of abuse by the Burmese army.

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Why Burma Is Trying to Stop People from Using [Rohingya] the Name of Its Persecuted Muslim Minority
Feliz Solomon - Time, 16 May 2016

9 May 2016 – The government is “not objecting [to] the term [Rohingya] but requesting not to use it.” The suggestion was made during private “courtesy calls” between Aung San Suu Kyi — in her role as Minister of Foreign Affairs — and the U.S. Ambassador to Burma Scot Marciel.

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Burma Government ‘Hampers’ Mandate of UN Rights Envoy
Feliz Solomon - The Irrawaddy, 10 Aug 2015

The Burmese government has placed prohibitive limits on the mandate of UN rights envoy Yanghee Lee during her third official visit to the country, the special rapporteur told reporters on Friday [7 Aug 2015] at the tail end of a five-day fact finding mission.

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