Free Rohingya Coalition Calls for the Resignation of UN Secretary General and Senior Deputies over Systemic UN Failures in Myanmar Genocide

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 19 June 2019 In a 36-page official report (29 May 2019) entitled “A brief and independent inquiry into the involvement of the United nations in Myanmar from 2010 to 2018”, former Guatemalan Foreign Minister and UN diplomat Gert Rosenthal, acknowledges the UN’s ‘systemic failures’. The Rosenthal report finally admits to what the several generations of Rohingya survivors of Myanmar’s genocide have always known through their collective and individual experiences: the United Nations has failed them – not simply since 2011, the report’s cut-of year, but since the first wave of Myanmar’s genocidal destruction in 1978. This is not […]

Protect the Rohingya calls for the end of the Rohingya genocide! Join the movement by wearing BLACK in solidarity on Thursday, 13 June 2019

9 June 2019PRESS RELEASE Protect the Rohingya calls for the end of the Rohingya genocide! Join the movement by wearing BLACK in solidarity on Thursday, 13 June 2019 and remember to tweet your photos and messages of solidarity to us: @ProtectRohingya using the Hashtag: #Black4Rohingya The Rohingya have been described as the world’s most persecuted minority by the United Nations. They live in Arakan State, Myanmar where they have been denied citizenship, freedom of movement, access to education and health services. They have been subject inter aliato land confiscations, arbitrary arrests, forced sterilisation, extortion, torture, rape and collective punishment. Their […]

Rohingya refugees and international supporters welcome and endorse UN Fact-Finding Mission’s timely call for withdrawal of financial and other support to Myanmar

Free Rohingya Coalition Media Statement FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASERohingya refugees and international supporters welcome and endorse UN Fact-Finding Mission’s timely call for withdrawal of financial and other support to Myanmar15 May 2019 Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh: The Free Rohingya Coalition, the world’s largest activist network of Rohingya refugee activists, and their Burmese and international supporters working to end the group’s decades-long genocidal persecution by Myanmar, unequivocally welcome and endorse the call made by the UN Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar (FFM) “to cut off all financial and other support to Myanmar’s military” and to initiate worldwide isolation of the military commanders. The […]

ျမန္မာႏုိင္ငံတြင္ လူမ်ဳိးတုံးသတ္ျဖတ္မႈႏွင့္ စစ္ရာဇ၀တ္မႈ အဆုံးသတ္ေရးအတြက္ နယူးေယာက္ၿမဳိ႕တြင္ ညီလာခံတစ္ရပ္က်င္းပမည္

Angela Davis ႏွင့္ Gayatri Chakravorty Spival အပါအ၀င္ ကမာၻေက်ာ္ပညာရွင္မ်ား၊ ကုလသမဂၢ အထူးကုိယ္စားလွယ္မ်ား၊ တက္ႂကြလႈပ္ရွားသူမ်ားႏွင့္ ဒုကၡသည္မ်ားက ျမန္မာႏုိင္ငံတြင္ လူမ်ဳိးတုံးသတ္ျဖတ္မႈႏွင့္ စစ္ရာဇ၀တ္မႈ အဆုံးသတ္ေရးအတြက္ နယူးေယာက္ၿမိဳ႕တြင္ ညီလာခံတစ္ရပ္က်င္းပမည္။ ေက်ာ္ၾကားသည့္တက္ႂကြလႈပ္ရွားသူႏွင့္ကမာၻေက်ာပညာရွင္တစ္ဦးျဖစ္သည့္ Angela Davis က ျမန္မာႏုိင္ငံကုိ ကမာၻ႔တဝွမ္းမွ သပိတ္ေမွာက္ၾကရန္ႏွင့္ ကုလသမဂၢ အထူးကုိယ္စားလွယ္ ယန္ဟီးလီက ေဒၚေအာင္ဆန္းစုၾကည္အား ႏုိင္ငံတကာ လူသားခ်င္းစာနာေထာက္ထားမႈဥပေဒအတုိင္း တာ၀န္ေက်ျပြန္ရန္ ဗီဒီယုိမိန္႔ခြန္းမ်ား ေပးပို႔တုိက္တြန္းထားၾကသည္။  ခ်က္ခ်င္း (ကနဦး) ထုတ္ျပန္ေၾကညာခ်က္၂၀၁၉ ေဖေဖာ္၀ါရီလ (၄) ရက္ ဆက္သြယ္ရန္ – ေမာင္ဇာနည္၊ +44 771 047 3322 | ေနဆန္းလြင္ – +49 176 62139138  E-mail: ColumbiaBurmaConference@gmail.com & Tweet @FreeRoCoalition  နယူးေယာက္။ ။ ရုိဟင္ဂ်ာမ်ားကိုယ္တိုင္ဦးစီးေသာ ရုိဟင္ဂ်ာအေရးတြင္ ကမာၻ႔ဦးေဆာင္တက္ႂကြလႈပ္ရွားသူမ်ား အုပ္စုျဖစ္သည့္ ရုိဟင္ဂ်ာလြတ္ေျမာက္ေရးၫြန္႔ေပါင္းအဖြဲ႔ (Free Rohingya Coalition – FRC) သည္ ျမန္မာႏုိင္ငံမွလူနည္းစုမ်ားကုိ ကာကြယ္ေပးရန္ႏွင့္ တာ၀န္ခံမႈရွိရန္တုိ႔အတြက္ ႏုိင္ငံတကာညီလာခံကုိ ၂၀၁၉ ေဖေဖာ္၀ါရီလ ၈-၉ ရက္ေန႔မ်ားတြင္ နယူးေယာက္ၿမဳိ႕၊ ဘားနဒ္ ေကာလိပ္၌ ႏွစ္ရက္ၾကာ က်င္းပမည္ ျဖစ္သည္။ လူသားခ်င္းစာနာေထာက္ထားမႈႏွင့္ ႏုိင္ငံတကာျပစ္မႈဥပေဒပညာတတ္ကၽြမ္းသည့္ ပညာရွင္မ်ား၊ တက္ႂကြလႈပ္ရွားသူမ်ား၊ ျမန္မာ့အေရး ကၽြမ္းက်င္သူမ်ား တစ္ေနရာတည္းတြင္ စုဆုံသည့္ ရွားပါးညီလာခံျဖစ္သည္။ ၂၀၁၈ စက္တင္ဘာလ ၁၈ ရက္ေန႔တြင္ ကုလသမဂၢ ႏုိင္ငံတကာ အခ်က္အလက္ရွာေဖြေရးအဖြဲ႔က စာမ်က္ႏွာ […]

World Renowned Scholars including Angela Davis and Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, UN Envoys, Activists and Refugees will convene at Columbia University, New York City to Call For An End To Burma’s Genocide & War Crimes

In their video-taped addresses to the conference, renowned activist and scholar Angela Davis calls for the worldwide boycott of Burma while UN Special Rapporteur Yanghee Lee calls on the Burmese government of Aung San Suu Kyi to meet its obligations under “international humanitarian law”. IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                             1 February 2019 Contact:  Maung Zarni +44 771 047 3322 ; Nay San Lwin +49 176 62139138 Email ColumbiaBurmaConference@gmail.com & Tweet @FreeRoCoalition NEW YORK: The Free Rohingya Coalition (FRC)– the leading global activist group led by and for the Rohingya people – will host a two-day international conference at Barnard College, New […]

FREE ROHINGYA COALITION CONDEMNS PREMATURE REPATRIATION OF ROHINGYAS

FREE ROHINGYA COALITION CONDEMNS PREMATURE REPATRIATION OF ROHINGYAS IMMEDIATE RELEASE 1 November 2018 The Free Rohingya Coalition is deeply troubled by yesterday’s announcement by Bangladesh and Myanmar that both countries will begin repatriating Rohingyas in mid-November. We are Rohingya activists and international supporters who have been extremely appreciative of the political leadership of Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her compassionate embrace of Rohingyas, which has won worldwide praise and admirations. So we are saddened and shocked by Bangladesh’s Foreign Secretary Md. Shahidul Haque telling the media that: “we are looking forward to start the repatriation in mid-November”. The Free […]

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 […]