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Canadian pastor sentenced to three months of hard labor in Myanmar

A Canadian evangelical pastor who preached that True Believers were immune to COVID-19 and then contracted the virus himself has been sentenced to three months imprisonment with hard labour after a court in Myanmar found him guility of violating a »

International, Society

Bob Rae named special envoy for humanitarian and refugee issues

Bob Rae, who spent seven months in 2017 and 2018 examining the forces that drove over 600,000 Rohingya from their homes in Myanmar to refugee camps in neighbouring Bangladesh, is being named Canada’s special envoy for humanitarian and refugee issues. »

International, Politics

Canada and Netherlands support Gambia’s genocide case against Myanmar

Canada and the Netherlands will explore “all options” to support and assist Gambia in its application before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) against Myanmar for the alleged genocide against the Rohingya Muslim minority, officials with Global Affairs Canada said »

The Link

The LINK Online Nov 15.16.17, 2019

Your hosts, Terry and Marc Canada welcomes genocide lawsuit against Myanmar, says Freeland Gambia has launched a lawsuit against Myanmar (formerly Burma) claiming that state has committed genocide against their Rohingya minority. In Canada, a unanimous vote in the House »

International, Politics

Canada welcomes genocide lawsuit against Myanmar, says Freeland

Canada welcomes Gambia’s submission of an application to launch proceedings against Myanmar in the International Court of Justice in The Hague for alleged violations of the Genocide Convention, Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland said Monday. Gambia, acting on behalf of »

International, Society

Release of Myanmar journalists lauded by UN, human rights groups

After more than 500 days behind bars, Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were pardoned and released from prison in Myanmar on May 7, 2010. The UN human rights office praised the release but said a “very dire »

International, Politics

Canadian parliament votes to revoke Aung San Suu Kyi’s honorary citizenship

Canada’s parliament voted unanimously Thursday to pass a motion revoking the honorary Canadian citizenship of Myanmar’s de facto civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi. The motion introduced in the House of Commons by Bloc Quebecois MP Gabriel Ste-Marie reiterated the »

International, Politics

Canadian parliament votes unanimously to recognize Rohingya genocide

Canada’s parliament unanimously adopted a motion Thursday recognizing the brutal crackdown against the Rohingya Muslim minority in Myanmar as an act of genocide. The motion introduced in the House of Commons by Liberal MP Andrew Leslie, the parliamentary secretary to »

International, Politics

Canada to discuss North Korea and Rohingya crisis at ASEAN meeting in Singapore

Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland plans to discuss security threats posed by North Korea’s nuclear and missile programs and Myanmar’s brutal crackdown on its Rohingya Muslim minority during her three-day visit to Singapore later this week, according to Global Affairs »

International

Canada dismayed by Myanmar court ruling against Reuters journalists: Freeland

Canada is deeply concerned by a Myanmar court decision on Monday charging two jailed Reuters journalists with obtaining secret state documents and moving the landmark press freedom case into its trial stage after six months of preliminary hearings, said Foreign »