Author and artist: Sami Ahmed
● Rohingyas await top UN court’s decision Thursday on whether it will require Myanmar,
accused of genocide, to provide emergency protection measures for them
● Bangla transportation minister says country can’t sustain burden of Rohingya crisis
● Arakan Army rebels in Myanmar free lawmaker abducted in attack on boat
● US Senate blocks Democratic bids for evidence, witnesses in Trump impeachment trial
● Russian-led airstrikes kill at least 40 in northwest Syria
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News report: Tahira Kibriya, VOA Bangla Service journalist
Topic: Kibriya, reporting from The Hague in the Netherlands, interviews European Rohingya Council representative Ibrahim Mohammed in the run-up to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruling Thursday on whether to impose emergency protections for Rohingyas in Myanmar.
News report: Mohammed Hussain (co-host)
Summary: Second of a two-part interview with Anuwar Kasim, founding director of the Burmese Rohingya Community of Wisconsin. It’s located in the Midwestern city of Milwaukee, home to one of the largest Rohingya communities in the United States. Kasim talks about the importance of teaching Rohingya youths about the culture and history of the Rohingyas, a persecuted Muslim minority in Myanmar.
2-way report: Muazzem Hossain Shakil, VOA Bangla Service correspondent
Topic: Additional insights from European Rohingya Council representative Ibrahim Mohammed, about the pending ICJ ruling.