Joint Statement: Probe into the gruesome killing of refugee leader Mohammed Mohibullah demanded

JOINT STATEMENT September 30, 2021 Probe into the gruesome killing of refugee leader Mohammed Mohibullah demanded We are extremely saddened and shocked at the killing of Mr Mohammed Mohibullah, President of the Arakan Rohingya Society for Peace and Human Rights (ARSPH), on 29th September 2021, by a group of gunmen in his office in the world largest refugee camps at Kutupalong, Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. Mohibullah was a notable refugee leader who had long worked for the protection and wellbeing of the Rohingya refugees. He had raised the voices and concerns of the refugees in international forums and with world leaders,

Join the movement by wearing BLACK in solidarity on Sunday, 13 June 2021

1 June 2021 PRESS RELEASE Join the movement by wearing BLACK in solidarity on Sunday, 13 June 2021 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 decades of systematic persecution in their home country  of 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. On 25 August 2017, the genocide forced a million Rohingya to

Free Rohingya Coalition calls for urgent access to refugee protections for Rohingyas detained and at risk of deportation to Myanmar

On the 6th of March 2021, 168 Rohingya refugees were rounded in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) and detained. They are at imminent risk of forced repatriation or refoulement to Myanmar, where the military junta is currently engaged in serious human rights violations and the killing of unarmed civilians across the country. The arrests in J&K are clearly designed to spread fear and insecurity throughout the Rohingya refugee population of India. Rohingya refugees in J&K were rounded up for “verification” at Maulana Azad Stadium in Jammu where they were required to provide biometric and biographic data, including information about relatives at

Free Rohingya Coalition condemn Myanmar Coup and support the emerging popular anti-dictatorship movement

Free Rohingya Coalition condemn Myanmar Coup and support the emerging popular anti-dictatorship movement 7 February 2021 London & Frankfurt:  The Free Rohingya Coalition, an international network of Rohingya refugee activists and international human rights activists and scholars, wholeheartedly support the democratic aspirations of Myanmar’s diverse peoples, both majoritarian Buddhist Burmese and other national minorities.   We join hands with all Myanmar peoples in their struggle to end 58-years of military repression, crimes against humanity, war crimes and genocide. We unequivocally condemn the coup of 1 February led by the Tatmadaw leadership of Senior General Min Aung Hlaing. The Tatmadaw or military

Free Rohingya Coalition to Facebook LIVE its first-ever documentary – “Auschwitz: Lessons Never Learned”

19 October 2020 At 7 pm (Yangon, Myanmar) today the Free Rohingya Coalition is screening its first-ever documentary “Auschwitz: Lessons Never Learned”, based on its group study tour of the Jewish ghetto in Krakow and the 3 camps at Auschwitz this past March.  Two Christmases ago, the two co-founders of the Free Rohingya Coalition, Ro Nay San Lwin and Maung Zarni, a Rohingya Muslim and a Burmese Buddhist respectively, visited Dachau during their short stay in Munich to meet with Uyghur human rights activists who run their anti-genocide campaign from the Bavarian capital. “The world never learns (from the Nazi

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