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Myanmar Court Jails 15 Rohingya for Two Years for Trying to Flee Country
Radio Free Asia - TRANSCEND Media Service, 9 Mar 2020

6 Mar 2020 – A court in Myanmar today sentenced 15 Rohingya Muslims to two years in prison each for attempting to leave the country illegally. Authorities in Minhla township arrested the 15 adults and one child for traveling without official proof of identity or travel documents on Feb. 14.

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Muslim Nations Bring Genocide Suit against Myanmar over 2017 Expulsion of Rohingya
Radio Free Asia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 18 Nov 2019

11 Nov 2019 – Gambia today filed a lawsuit against Myanmar in the highest court of the United Nations, accusing the Southeast Asia nation of state-sponsored genocide for the brutal military-led crackdown against Rohingya Muslims in 2017 that left thousands dead and drove more than 740,000 across the border into Bangladesh.

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Tribunal Finds Myanmar Guilty of Genocide against Rohingya
Radio Free Asia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 25 Sep 2017

22 Sep 2017 – An international panel of judges, The Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal of scholars and experts from around the globe, declared today in the Malaysian capital, Kuala Lumpur that the Myanmar government is guilty of committing genocide against Rohingya Muslims, who have been fleeing the country following months of military crackdowns against the minority group.

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Demolition of Religious Buildings in Myanmar’s Rakhine State Set to Start
Radio Free Asia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 26 Sep 2016

20 Sep 2016 – First, they come for your identity. Then, they come for your God. Rakhine state government officials are moving to demolish more than 3,000 allegedly illegal buildings, which include 12 mosques, 35 Muslim religious schools, and more than 2,500 houses and other structures.

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