More than one hundred thousand Rohingyas have fled Myanmar after a military crackdown. DW's Debarati Guha asks how long they will have to struggle for their identity?
A pair of arrested reporters has been charged under the colonial-era Official Secrets Act, for which violations are punishable by up to 14 years in prison. Myanmar has arrested several journalists in recent months.
Myanmar's security forces may be guilty of genocide against the Rohingya minority, the UN's top human rights official said before a special session of the UN Human Rights Council. People are still fleeing their homes.
Pope Francis has so far failed to mention the Rohingya on his week-long trip to Myanmar and Bangladesh. At the Rohingya refugee camps Cox's Bazar, those familiar with the pontiff are hoping he will address their plight.
The pope has insisted any public criticism of the plight of the Rohingya during his Myanmar trip would have backfired. Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya have been forced from their homes, accused of being interlopers.
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