Myanmar activists, victims file criminal complaint in Germany over alleged atrocities

‘total impunity’ The International Court of Justice is hearing allegations that Myanmar committed genocide in a case brought by The Gambia after hundreds of Rohingya fled to Bangladesh to escape a Myanmar military crackdown launched in August 2017. Last year, another civil society group, the Myanmar Accountability Project, said Turkish authorities had launched a preliminary […]

Sri Lanka expects to complete debt restructuring in six months, says central bank chief

Weerasinghe said there has been good progress in talks with Paris Club creditor countries and other creditors. On the domestic front, talks are on with local banks to reduce rates, but restructuring of domestic debt is still uncertain, he added. On a separate note, Weerasinghe said Sri Lanka’s inflation will ease at a sharp pace […]

Myanmar military accused of war crimes in German criminal complaint

“They (the army) don’t think of us as people and treat us like animals”, said 35-year-old ethnic Chin. Her husband went missing in September following the 2021 military coup. The 215-page complaint alleges that the military “systematically killed, raped, tortured, imprisoned, disappeared, tortured and committed other acts amounting to genocide, crimes against humanity and war […]

UN aid chief raises women’s rights concerns with Taliban in Afghanistan capital

Griffiths’ trip follows a visit to Afghanistan last week by UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammad, who expressed concern over administration orders to Taliban officials in Kabul and the southern city of Kandahar to ban women’s work and education. Afghanistan’s acting foreign minister Amir Khan Muttaki said he asked Griffiths to share with the international community […]

Six Mymensingh Razakars sentenced to death for 1971 crimes

Senior prosecutor Sultan Mahmud Simon and prosecutor Tapos Kanti Baul presented the case for the prosecution, while advocate Gazi MH Tamim, as the state-appointed defense counsel, defended the fugitives. The first tribunal framed six charges of crimes against humanity on December 5, 2018, and began recording statements of witnesses on February 18, 2019. The court […]