The details of the three villagers who were arrested are as follows:

  1. Sai Hsarng Hla, aged 29, son of Lung Aww and Pa Kya, villagers of Wan Loi Yoi, Pa Karng village tract, Mong Yai township.
  2. Sai Hsarng Kyaw, aged 36, son of Lung Tun and Pa Koam, villagers of Na Larn, Pa Karng village tract, Mong Yai township.
  3. Sai Hsarng Korn, aged 32, son of Lung Sanda and Pa Moan, villagers of Wan Loi Yoi, Pa Karng village tract, Mong Yai township.

On September 11, 2017 about 30 Burma Army troops from IB 147, based in Nawng Kaw, Khai Hsim, were coming from the direction of Hsawng Ke to the deserted village of Wan Kao Koong Mued in Hsipaw township, when they began shelling and shooting around the village, instilling fear among nearby villagers.

The High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission Federica Mogherini have issued two statements on the Rakhine Crisis on 6th September and 11th September, the first one almost two weeks after the crisis began, both without even mentioning the Rohingya by name. Neither did the statements from the European External Action Service condemn the Burmese military explicitly for the attacks on the Rohingya, the one on 6th September just weakly stating: “The security forces involved in ongoing operations have a duty to exercise maximum restraint and to protect unarmed civilians. There is an urgent need for a de-escalation of tensions, on all sides, and for full observance of international human rights law.”

The EU needs to move from issuing weak statements to concrete action to help stop the attacks on the Rohingya. It is completely unacceptable that the EU during this crucial time of persecution of the Rohingya does not even refer to the ethnic group by their name.

The moment she leaves the country – the military will take over

While the world focuses on Aung San Suu Kyi, the man responsible for these horrific abuses gets little condemnation. Min Aung Hlaing is guilty of ethnic cleansing and under investigation for war crimes, but he is embraced by the international community. This must change.

In Asia, Min Aung Hlaing has completed visits to India and Japan this year, even meeting prime ministers in those countries. As he began his campaign of ethnic cleansing against the Rohingya, he met military heads from Vietnam and Thailand to discuss closer military ties.

Photo published for IMF deal at root of Mongolian PM ousting- Nikkei Asian Review

The UN Declaration was adopted by a majority of 143 states in favour, 4 votes against (Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United States) and 11 abstentions (Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Burundi, Colombia, Georgia, Kenya, Nigeria, Russian Federation, Samoa and Ukraine).


„India has, today, submitted its Memorial (written pleadings) to the ICJ in the Jadhav case involving egregious violation of Vienna Convention on Consular Relations 1963 by Pakistan. This is in furtherance of our application filed before the Court on May 8, 2017,“ External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said.

On May 8, India moved the ICJ for instituting proceedings against Pakistan for violations of the Vienna Convention „in the matter of the detention and trial of an Indian National, Kulbhushan Sudhir Jadhav“, sentenced to death in Pakistan and requested immediate suspension of the sentence of death awarded to the accused.

One part of sanctions community wants my opinion on North Korea’s economy. Another part wants to make it impossible to have informed one.

 „UN recognition of his status as stateless.“ What might this mean and does such recognition give him any rights or leverage?

So you immediately see in the more prominent international declarations, including the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, they now recognize the right to nationality. And this is reconfirmed in a number of international treaties and texts, including various conventions that have been created since the end of World War II.

 [Ukrainian courts will]…uphold the decision because Ukraine has incorporated in its own constitution these international protections against depriving someone arbitrarily of citizenship and it does also state that individuals have the right to appear in a fair, objective court proceeding and to argue their case and to be represented. So far, that hasn’t happened.

It couldn’t come at a better time. Already, the U.N. Human Rights Council has passed a resolution last year requesting its high commissioner for human rights to create a database of companies that operate in or have business relationships in the West Bank beyond Israel’s 1949 Armistice Lines, which includes all of Jerusalem, Israel’s capital.

Moreover, the European Union has instituted a mandatory labeling requirement for agricultural products made in the West Bank and has restricted its substantial research and development funds to Israeli universities and companies to only those with no contacts with territories east of the Armistice Line.

None of the many U.N. member states that are serial human rights violators are accorded similar treatment. Not Iran. Not Syria. Not North Korea. Only Israel.