Detained barrister’s family, appealing to Tulip Siddiq MP for help, claim intimidation in Bangladesh
New developments on our story from last night about the Labour MP Tulip Siddiq and allegations that she is ignoring the plight of a Bangladeshi Barrister despite the fact her aunt is the Prime Minister there.
Kate Allen: Rohingya atrocities are a ‘crime against humanity’
Myanmar has signed a deal with Bangladesh to send hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslim refugees back home. Earlier today Myanmar’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi met the Bangladeshi foreign minister to discuss the details of the agreement. They say repatriations will begin within the next two months. More than 600 thousand people have crossed…
Bangladesh PM criticises Myanmar as she visits Rohingya camp
We report from Bangladesh as its Prime Minister accuses Myanmar’s government of “atrocities”, urging the country to take back Rohingya Muslims who have been fleeing over the border.
Tun Khin on the plight of the Rohingya people
Tun Khin, president of the Burmese Rohingya Organisation in the UK, discusses the plight of the Rohingya people who are fleeing violence in Myanmar.
Rohingya refugees drown in desperate escape from Myanmar
At least 26 Rohingya Muslims have drowned as they tried to escape from the violence in Myanmar. Officials said three rickety fishing boats sank in the rough waters off Bangladesh.
At least 18,000 Rohingya flee to Bangladesh from Myanmar
At least 18,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled the worsening violence in northern Myanmar over the last few days – many of them stranded in no man’s land on the border as they try to reach Bangladesh. Government troops have launched what they call ‘clearance operations’ against Rohingya insurgents, but both sides have accused each other…
More than a thousand killed in Asian monsoons
Heavy monsoon rains have deluged India, Bangladesh and Nepal in the region’s worst flooding in years. More than a thousand people have died and millions are homeless.