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  • Foundation seeking leniency for blind Yala woman jailed for lese majeste

    Foundation seeking leniency for blind Yala woman jailed for lese majeste

    PHOTO: The Muslim Attorney Centre chief Adilan Ali-ishok (courtesy of Facebook page Wartini) A legal aid foundation in Yala is planning to appeal a court verdict on behalf of a blind woman who was sentenced on Thursday to one-and-a- half years in prison for lese majeste. The Muslim Attorney Centre, in the Muslim-majority southern border province, was asked by the family of Nurhayati Masoh, a 23 year old Yala resident with visual impairment, to help her file an appeal, foundation chief Adilan Ali-ishok said yesterday. He said the convicted woman’s family wanted the Centre to appeal the court verdict, especially as the imprisonment was not suspended.

  • Human Rights Watch report accuses Burmese soldiers of atrocities

    Human Rights Watch report accuses Burmese soldiers of atrocities

    Burmese soldiers have gang raped Rohingya women in continued violence against the Muslim minority in the Rakhine state, according to a Human Rights Watch report. Human Rights Watch cited firsthand interviews with 52 Rohingya women and girls who fled to Bangladesh and reported being raped by security forces in Myanmar

  • Aung San Suu Kyi – battered but not bruised over Rhakine crisis

    Aung San Suu Kyi – battered but not bruised over Rhakine crisis

    ASEAN is expressing ‘solidarity’ with the elected defacto civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi in her efforts to “promote humanitarian assistance to ease tensions and conflict in Rakhine state.” Leaders at APEC are officially supporting the civilian leader rather than issuing a sterner rebuke over her country’s handling of the Rohingya crisis. Meanwhile Myanmar’s army has acquitted itself after an internal enquiry into any wrongdoing against Rhakine State Muslims (Rohingya) somehow ignoring the many independent reports coming out of the west of Myanmar after August 25 – the date the Tatmadaw Army moved in to ‘control’ violence allegedly initiated by the Arakan Army

  • 15 year old allegedly raped by stepfather for 5 years

    15 year old allegedly raped by stepfather for 5 years

    Muslims for Peace Foundation rescued a 15 year old girl who alleges she was a rape victim of her 67 year old stepfather for 5 years.

  • Southern violence moving further north. Former Minister recommends martial law in Songkhla.

    Southern violence moving further north. Former Minister recommends martial law in Songkhla.

    In the aftermath of a truck robbery in which one hostage and one suspect were killed, officials are now floating the idea of reintroducing martial law in the southern provinces – specifically districts in Songkhla. Thavorn Senniam, former deputy interior minister and former member of Songkhla’s House of Representatives, says that the government should consider declaring martial law in some of Songkhla’s districts