Faith Coalition member Nicolee Ambrose shares reactions from her recent visit to Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh.
(Video by Derek Allen)
Deniers of genocide have always tried to obfuscate the meaning of the word to suit their own particular agendas; in Burma it is no different.
The Rohingya people trace back their history over a thousand years in what is known as Rakhine state in Burma today, also called Arakan.
These institutions and individuals have investigated or advocated for an end to genocide against the Rohingya, and often they’ve done so despite backlash and threats.
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2. Ask them:
- Tell them “repatriation is refoulement” and urge them to tell Bangladesh that Rohingya cannot be forced back to Myanmar when the threat of persecution and violence is more present than ever.
- Strengthen Senate bill 2060 and House Resolution 4223 to impose full sanctions (except food, shelter and medicine) on Burma rather than only targeted sanctions on its military.
UK Camapaign for Burma has launched a worldwide petition to stop India and Japan from funding these new concentration camps for Rohingya. We support their campaign. Please sign the petition now.
Contact the Indian & Japanese Ambassadors to Protest
Call the Japanese Ambassador: (202)238-6700.
- Do not support the genocide of the Rohingya by funding these concentration camps.
- There can be no repatriation of Rohingya without security.
- If they are concerned about the safety of Rohingyas give them refuge in your country instead of sending them to genocide zones.
- While talking to the Indian ambassador tell them that you are also aware that they have taken away the citizenship of 13 million Indian Muslims.
What you can do
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Write an opinion piece on the Rohingya Muslims.