Joint Statement: Rohingya groups stand in Solidarity with Rakhine people suffering from Burmese military crimes

JOINT STATEMENT Date: September 17, 2020 Rohingya groups stand in Solidarity with Rakhine people suffering from Burmese military crimes We, the undersigned groups from the Worldwide Rohingya Organisation, express our deepest sympathies with our Rakhine brothers and sisters who are suffering from abuses by the Tatmadaw (Myanmar military). During the escalating conflict in Rakhine State, the Myanmar military has killed, injured and arbitrarily arrested Rakhine civilians, subjecting them to the similarly brutal tactics that Rohingya have suffered under for decades. The conflict in Rakhine State between the Tatmadaw and the Arakan Army has intensified this year, taking a devastating toll

Rohingya refugees and survivors worldwide to hold online marathon rally on Genocide Day August 25 despite Covid-19 Pandemic

Immediate ReleaseDate: August 21, 2020 Rohingyas and those that stand in solidarity with them, will mark the 3rd anniversary of Myanmar’s genocide, in the first ever worldwide multilingual online rally. The event will bring together more than four dozen international supporters including UN officials, human rights activists, genocide scholars, international law experts, and concerned journalists from all continents. They will join Rohingya survivors and refugees to memorialise and honour the thousands of victims slaughtered, raped and tortured in the violent purge by Myanmar government troops, that began on 25th August 2017. Solidarity, messages of compassion, and calls to end the

Press Release: RMMRU eSymposium on Hunger, Exploitation, Hate Crime and Xenophobia: Rohingyas on Land and at Sea

RMMRU eSymposium onHunger, Exploitation, Hate Crime and XenophobiaRohingyas on Land and at Sea Press Release Covid-19 pandemic has disproportionately harmed refugees, asylum seekers and stateless people. The Rohingyas are no exception. The lockdowns and economic slowdown in different countries have robbed Rohingyas of their livelihood opportunities and pushed them into an abyss of hunger and malnutrition. It has also exposed them to exploitation, hate and xenophobia. These observations were made at an eSymposium organized by Refugee and Migratory Movements Research Unit in collaboration of Free Rohingya Coalition held today. Among other things the participants demanded that international community should ensure

Joint letter to ICJ: Myanmar’s obligation to comply with the Provisional Measures

International Court of JusticePeace PalaceCarnegieplein 22517 KJ The HagueThe Netherlands Dear Honourable President Abdulqawi Ahmed Yusuf and Members of the Court, The undersigned organizations strongly support the human rights of the Rohingya people in Myanmar and around the world. We are deeply interested in the pending case Application of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (The Gambia v Myanmar), which concerns a campaign of genocide orchestrated against the Rohingya people by the Government of Myanmar and its military. We welcome the Court’s decision of 23 January 2020 to indicate provisional measures against Myanmar, including the requirement

Join the movement by wearing BLACK in solidarity on Saturday, 13 June 2020 and remember to share your photos and messages of solidarity with us on twitter @ProtectRohingya & on instagram @protecttherohingya using the Hashtag: #Black4Rohingya

Join the movement by wearing BLACK in solidarity on Saturday, 13 June 2020 and remember to share your photos and messages of solidarity with us on twitter @ProtectRohingya & on instagram @protecttherohingya using the Hashtag: #Black4Rohingya The Rohingya have suffered four decades of systematic persecution in their home country Myanmar. They are denied citizenship, freedom of movement, access to education and health services; they have been subject to land confiscations, arbitrary arrests, forced labour, extortion, torture, rape, mass killings and other forms of collective punishment. Since 25 August 2017, a million Rohingya were forced to flee genocide over the border

Free Rohingya Coalition (FRC) Statement calling on governments of ASEAN and South Asia to urgently provide entry and refuge to Rohingya Survivors of Myanmar’s Genocide and tackle the rising hate-speech occurring within their territories

IMMEDIATE RELEASE28 April 2020 Free Rohingya Coalition (FRC) Statement calling on governments of ASEAN and South Asia to urgently provide entry and refuge to Rohingya Survivors of Myanmar’s Genocide and tackle the rising hate-speech occurring within their territories Frankfurt, Germany and Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh:   The Free Rohingya Coalition, a global network of Rohingya survivors and international activists working to end Myanmar’s on-going genocide, are deeply troubled by the news reports about a number of Asian states, pushing starving Rohingyas on boats back out to the dangerous waters. Specifically, Malaysia, Thailand and Bangladesh are reportedly refusing to allow boat-loads of Rohingya

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

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

Free Rohingya Coalition is alarmed by genocide denial made by Aung San Suu Kyi’s Independent Commission of Enquiry

Nay San Lwin, the co-founder and coordinator of the Coalition, said, “this is yet another Myanmar commission set up to deny and dismiss credible findings of the decades-long and ongoing genocide of our Rohingya people. The Commission has not established facts, but merely handed over a thick pack of lies, distortions and denial for Myanmar’s use at various international tribunals.”

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