Free Rohingya Coalition Call for an independent review of BBC World Service Burmese Language Programme

Date: February 25, 2020 IMMEDIATE RELEASE Free Rohingya Coalition Call for an independent review of BBC World Service Burmese Language Programme The World Service must not be permitted to amplify, legitimize and put more fuel on the popular flame of anti-Rohingya racism London and Frankfurt:  The role of the Burmese language media and social media in condoning and disseminating racial hatred against the Rohingya in Myanmar is increasingly under the international spot light, particularly in light of the cases relating to mass atrocities  at the International Court of Justice and the International Criminal Court in The Hague (https://www.icj-cij.org/files/case-related/178/178-20200123-PRE-01-00-EN.pdf). Journalists who

What does the Myanmar Provisional Measures Order by the International Court of Justice mean for ASEAN?

By Maung Zarni | Published by FORSEA on February 12, 2020 It is long overdue for ASEAN to sync its policies towards Myanmar with international opinion, legal and human rights, and the global public. On January 23, 2020, the International Court of Justice, the UN’s highest judicial authority which handles legal disputes among the member states, announced its decision to proceed with The Gambia vs Myanmar and issued the provisional measures aimed at preventing (further) genocidal acts against Myanmar’s Rohingya people and at protecting the evidence of the past atrocities which Myanmar troops committed against the ethnic minority community in

הקהילה הבינלאומית התעוררה. אך בשביל בני הרוהינגה זה מעט מדי, מאוחר מדי

By David Stavrou | Published by Haaretz on February 23, 2020 הקהילה הבינלאומית התעוררה. אך בשביל בני הרוהינגה זה מעט מדי, מאוחר מדי בחודש שעבר הוציא בית הדין הבינלאומי לצדק צו ביניים המורה למיאנמר למנוע את הטבח באחד מהמיעוטים הנרדפים כיום בעולם. למשפטנים קשה יהיה להוכיח כוונה לרצח עם, והדיונים בבית הדין צפויים להימשך עוד שנים. ניצולה: “ראיתי אנשים שנדקרו למוות, החיילים גם ריססו בכדורים. הכפר היה מלא בגופות” “חיילים הפרידו את הקבוצות לנשים ולגברים”, כך על פי אחת העדויות, “הגברים הוצאו להורג. אלו שלא מתו מהירי, אלו שנאבקו על חייהם או נפצעו קשה, הומתו באמצעות סכינים. אחר כך הורידו מהגופות תכשיטים ודברי

A hard look into the genesis of Myanmar’s genocide

By Maung Zarni | Published by Anadolu Agency on February 12, 2020 Genesis of sustained, institutionalized destruction of Rohingya is anchored in group’s identity as Muslims LONDON — The International Court of Justice’s Jan. 23 interim order in a case filed by Gambia against Myanmar is designed to protect the Rohingya and preserve the crime sites. It has brought a sense of vindication to several million Rohingya victims – in the diaspora, inside Myanmar, and in refugee camps in Bangladesh. It was by far the most significant act the international community has taken since the Rohingya have been subjected to a national policy

Free Rohingya Coalition calls for Religious Harmony and Respect for Freedom of Religion among Rohingya Refugee Communities

Free Rohingya Coalition calls for Religious Harmony and Respect for Freedom of Religion among Rohingya Refugee Communities February 5, 2020 The Free Rohingya Coalition, an international grassroots network of Rohingya refugee activists and supporters, are profoundly dismayed by the news that on 26 January evening, certain members of Rohingya refugee community had attacked 17 Rohingya Christian families and destroyed their make-shift homes in the Kutupalong refugee camp in Bangladesh. The victims of the religiously motivated attacks have now been relocated to a secure camp by Bangladesh camp authorities. The coalition condemns the violence perpetrated against Christian Rohingyas by their fellow