What are Rohingya and their supporters thinking and feeling? What needs to be done? Free Rohingya Coalition is giving space to diverse views about Rohingya life and struggle.

Edith Mirante – Author & Activist

Edith Mirante is an author with a passion for human rights and environmental issues. She has travelled widely in Asia, and has investigated atrocities and resistance in remote corners of Burma’s frontier conflicts. Edith founded Project Maje in 1986 to focus on human rights & environmental issues in Burma.

Edith Mirante

Mir Ahmed Siddique – Activist

Mir Ahmed Siddique is a Bangladeshi human rights activist based in Saudi Arabia. His video of Burmese security forces kicking and abusing Rohingya villagers rapidly went viral and brought forth a rare admission of culpability by the Burmese authorities.

Mir Ahmed Siddique

Shabnam Mayet – Lawyer & Activist

Shabnam Mayet is a South African Advocate, based at the Johannesburg Bar. Her professional experience covers a range of legal matters. She advises both organisations and individuals on international human rights related issues. As co-founder of Protect the Rohingya, she is often invited by the media to provide comment or write articles about the Rohingya genocide in Myanmar.

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Shabnam Mayet

Ziaur Rahman – Activist

Ziaur Rahman, born in Buthidaung, is a 26-year-old activist who is well known in the Malaysian context. He is currently busy finishing his autobiographical manuscript, the working title of which is “Survivor: A Rohingya’s Journey”

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Ziaur Rahman

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