Those who return must not go out after 6 p.m. to ensure the safety of Maungdaw township, social welfare minister says.
They are released a day after a court dropped additional charges against them.
The group says the arrests of two Reuters journalists violate Myanmar’s constitution and a UN civil and political rights accord.
Authorities are continuing to hold Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo in prison until their next hearing on Jan. 10.
An unprecedented influx of Rohingya Muslim refugees entered Bangladesh amid allegations of “ethnic cleansing” in Myanmar.
The United Nationalities Federal Council fears the murders allegedly committed by the Myanmar military could disrupt the country’s peace process.
Lau Hon Meng and Mok Choy Lin, who are each serving a two-month prison sentence under the aircraft law, will be released during the first week of January.
Maung Maung Soe is the first high-level military officer to be named for his involvement in the atrocities against the Muslim group in northern Rakhine state.
Human rights groups urge government to pursue leads in New Straits Times report.
The commission says it is concerned that the two men haven’t seen their lawyers and families.
Yanghee Lee says she is ‘puzzled and disappointed’ by the move.
Process of voluntary repatriation of refugees is to start in late January, officials say.
Survivors of the attack tell the rights group that the army trapped thousands of residents along a riverbank where it slaughtered men, women, and children.
China and Vietnam meanwhile remain stalled with rankings near the bottom of a list of 180 surveyed countries.
Human Rights Watch reports that the Myanmar military is continuing to destroy Muslim homes in northern Rakhine state.
NLD spokesman Win Htein says it’s obvious that the charges against the Reuters journalists had been planned.
Many patients are women and girls who were raped in Myanmar.
Five refugees and a suspected human trafficker were detained, police say.
Yangon police say that a ‘group of authorities’ took the Reuters journalists away from the Htauk Kyant Police Station.
Activists and the leader of the country’s Catholic Church hit back against the Letpadaung copper mine and Myitsone dam.
Many of the victims were shot and others were burned in their homes, MSF reports.
They call on the government to immediate free two Reuters journalists arrested on Tuesday.
Win Myat Aye says the government is prepared to accept those who want to return to northern Rakhine state.
The Reuters reporters are accused of illegally possessing government documents on the crisis in northern Rakhine state.
The move follows the signing of an agreement with ASEAN members in November that protects the rights of migrant workers.
The explosions are the latest attacks by unknown persons in the violence-ridden region.
Unidentified people are using social media to spread false information that President Htin Kyaw will soon resign.
The NGO warns that the situation could spawn cross-border violence with Bangladesh and recruitment by jihadists.
Auto pistons and iron pipes used to make improvised explosive devices are discovered in Kyaut Pandu village.
The UN’s top human rights official says the systematic discrimination and atrocities against the group may include elements of genocide.