Harn Yawnghwe: A Personal Letter to Indian PM Modi on “India’s Complicity in Genocide”

Shri Narendra Modi Prime Minister New Delhi, India   HE Rajnath Singh  Home Minister New Delhi, India    HE Vikras Swarup, High Commissioner of India to Canada Ottawa, Canada   Mr Prime Minister and Your Excellencies,   Namaskaram. Sarvesham shantir bhavatu.   I heard with alarm yesterday 3 October 2018, that India has started deporting to Myanmar, the first seven of 40,000 Rohingyas refugees seeking asylum in India in the face of the ongoing genocide of the Rohingya people in Myanmar.   https://www.reuters.com/article/us-myanmar-rohingya-india/india-in-a-first-sends-seven-rohingya-for-deportation-to-myanmar-idUSKCN1MD0ZJ   May I bring to your attention that you personally and the Government of India may be […]

Free Rohingya Coalition statement on Canada’s unprecedented official declaration of Myanmar’s crimes against Rohingyas as genocide

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 20 September 2018 Free Rohingya Coalition statement on Canada’s unprecedented official declaration of Myanmar’s crimes against Rohingyas as genocide Frankfurt, Germany: The Free Rohingya Coalition wholeheartedly welcome the adoption, the motion in the Canadian House of Commons which, with a rare unanimity, declared Myanmar’s crimes against Rohingya people a genocide. The FRC’s coordinator for women and children’s affairs Razia Sultana said, “today Canada has done a major service to our Rohingya communities, in diaspora, in refugee camps and inside our ancestral homeland of Western Myanmar by recognizing the heinous crimes Myanmar military has inflicted upon us for more […]

Free Rohingya Coalition Welcome and Endorse UN Genocide Report and Thank Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar

Immediate Release September 18, 2018 FRC call for “a comprehensive approach” to end Myanmar genocide including international protection for voluntary and safe return. GENEVA:  The Free Rohingya Coalition, a network of leading Rohingya activists in diaspora and refugee activists in Bangladesh, as well as international friends of Rohingyas working to end Myanmar’s ongoing genocide of Rohingya, welcomes the official release of Report of the detailed findings of the Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar at the 39th session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva. After nearly 2 years of rigorous research and hundreds of in-depth interviews with Rohingya survivors […]

Declaration of Solidarity with Rohingya and Call for Myanmar Government to be investigated by the ICC

Rohingya Genocide Day- 25th of August 2017. Declaration of Solidarity with Rohingya and Call for Myanmar Government to be investigated by the ICC By Mairead Maguire, Nobel Peace Laureate In February 2018 I participated in a Nobel Women’s Initiative delegation to Bangladesh. The purpose of our delegation was to visit Cox’s Bazar, Chittagong, Bangladesh where over 1 million Rohingya Muslim refugees were living in makeshift camps having fled persecution by Myanmar soldiers. On the delegation was Nobel Peace laureates Shirin Ebadi, Tawakkol Karmen and myself. We met with over 100 Rohingya women who told us their stories of rape and […]

Press Release: Remembering Rohingya Genocide on 25 August 2018

Press Release 14 August 2018 REMEMBERING ROHINGYA GENOCIDE ON 25 AUGUST 2018 Free Rohingya Coalition, a global network of Rohingya and non-Rohingya activists and advocates, are planning to commemorate 25 August 2018 as the “Rohingya Genocide Remembrance Day”. On this day one year ago, Myanmar Tatmadaw or the Armed Forces launched the largest scale mass killing, rape and arson to date.  Over 300 predominantly Rohingya villages and a few towns in Western Myanmar were targeted.  The official pretext for this operation was the existence of a small band of desperate, young and militant Rohingyas. Rohingya rights activists and researchers have […]

The Free Rohingya Coalition Statement on the non-inclusive, non-transparent nature of the 6 June MOU between Myanmar and UNHCR and UNDP

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 7 June 2018 The Free Rohingya Coalition is gravely concerned about the non-inclusive, non transparent nature of UN agencies signing a repatriation deal with Myanmar The coalition demands protection of Rohingya people in both return and in rebuilding communities, as well as restoration of full-citizenship and recognition of group identity in Myanmar. FRANKFURT, Germany: We, the Free Rohingya Coalition, welcome the involvement of the two UN agencies, the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the UN Development Programme (UNDP) in supporting the creation of “conditions conducive to voluntary, safe, dignified, and sustainable refugee […]

1 June, France-Bangladesh Group to hold Rohingya Conference at the French National Assembly

German Version | Arabic Version 1 June, France-Bangladesh Group to hold Rohingya Conference at the French National Assembly Iranian Nobel Peace Laureate Shirin Ebadi, Bangladeshi Speaker of the Parliament Dr Shirin Shamin Chaudury and Canadian Prime Minister’s Special Envoy Hon. Bob Rae to speak MEDIA ADVISORY Bangladesh-France Friendship Group, the National Assembly of France, to host an international conference on the situation of 1 million Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh and persecuted Rohingya communities in Myanmar Iranian Nobel Peace Laureate Shirin Ebadi, Bangladeshi Speaker of the Parliament Dr Shirin Shamin Chaudury and Canadian Prime Minister’s Special Envoy Hon. Bob Rae among […]