The United States contemplates reimposing sanctions against Myanmar over alleged abuses against the Rohingya people.
U.S. lawmakers proposed sanctions on Friday against Myanmar’s military, in some of the strongest efforts yet by Washington to pressure the southeast Asian nation to end abusive treatment of its Rohing
- The Hindu
- U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson calls the persecution of Rohingya Muslims by the government of Myanmar an "ethnic cleansing" and announces that the United States will consider targeted sanctions against Myanmar.
- China and Russia veto a United States drafted United Nations Security Council Resolution that would have urged the government of Myanmar to stop human rights abuses and the repression of political opposition.
- The government of Myanmar agrees to repatriate 374 Rohingya refugees from a list of 8,000 submitted by the government of Bangladesh. Myanmar's authorities blamed their Bangladeshi counterparts for the slow process, citing "incomplete" information for many of the refugees on the list.
- Bangladeshi home minister Asaduzzaman Khan meets with his Burmese counterpart, Kyaw Swe, in Dhaka to discuss the repatriation of Rohingya refugees from Bangladesh to Myanmar. The Burmese delegation accepts a list of 8,032 Rohingya refugees (1,673 families) who are to be repatriated.
- Senior General Min Aung Hlaing posts on Facebook that Myanmar Army troops and Rakhine State villagers killed 10 Rohingya Muslims whose bodies were found in a mass grave in Inn Din village. This is the first time Myanmar's military has officially acknowledged extrajudicial actions against the Rohingya. Fortify Rights chief executive officer Matthew Smith says the two Reuters journalists who have been jailed since December 12, 2017, were investigating the same mass grave referenced by Min Aung Hlaing.