human rights

Myanmar leader condemns human rights violations in speech on Rohingya

Rohingya refugees attempted to get aid and food distributed Sept. 19 at a camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh.

NAYPYIDAW, Myanmar — After nearly half a million people fled Rakhine state in three weeks following attacks by the military, Myanmar's de facto leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, avoided any mention of ethnic cleansing of Muslim Rohingya while broadly condemning human rights violations in her first major address on the issue.

Aid workers see humanitarian crisis as Rohingya flee to Bangladesh

Exhausted Rohingya refugees rested on the shore in Shah Porir Dwip, Bangladesh, after crossing by boat through the Bay of Bengal Sept. 10.

OX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh — Bangladesh is bracing for a massive humanitarian crisis because of a lack of food, sanitation, medicines and even basic housing following the exodus of as many as 350,000 Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar, fleeing violence in which at least 1,000 were killed in just two weeks.

Editorial | Many topics, one thread — life

Lives matter.

In the last few years, we have seen variations of this phrase within concentrated movements: Black Lives Matter. Police Lives Matter. Unborn Lives Matter.

What unites all of these movements is the subject at hand — life.

Letters | Human rights violation

God is Creator of life. He came to us not only as God but man as well, so we would know when life begins. Abortion is the biggest violation of human rights today. People living in the womb have been discriminated just for living.

There's no doubt that killing an innocent person is a violation of human rights.

Joseph G. Schelling

St. Mary Magdelen Parish

St. Louis

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