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.
One of the biggest questions in the Rohingya crisis: Where are the bodies?
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Two Reuters journalists are arrested in Myanmar for trying to illegally obtain official documents. The were reporting about the Rohingya Muslim community in Rakhine State. 2017-12-13 (Context: Rakhine State, Reuters, Rohingya)
Win Myat Aye, Myanmar's minister of social welfare, relief and resettlement, announced that his country would begin repatriating Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh beginning on January 23, 2018. Burmese officials also promised that a newly built camp for repatriated refugees would also be finished by that date. 2018-01-15 (Context: Rohingya, Rohingya persecution in Myanmar)
Dublin City Councillors vote 59-2 to revoke the Freedom of the City of Dublin given to Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi for her apparent failure to protect the Rohingya minority from violence. Singer Bob Geldof returned his Freedom one month ago, protesting that Suu Kyi also held the honour. 2017-12-13 (Context: Rohingya, Rohingya persecution in Myanmar)
The United States contemplates reimposing sanctions against Myanmar over alleged abuses against the Rohingya people. 2017-11-4 (Context: Fortify Rights, Rohingya)
Human Rights Watch releases a report detailing the alleged systematic rape of Rohingya women and girls by Myanmar's security forces in Rakhine State. 2017-11-16 (Context: Rakhine State, Rohingya)
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