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European Burma Network calls on EU to strengthen its commitment to human rights in Burma

As the European Union (EU) approaches the renewal of the Common Position on Burma in April, members of the European Burma Network (EBN) are calling on the EU to strengthen its commitment to human rights in Burma. Mass atrocity crimes have been committed against the Rohingya and other minorities across the country. Armed conflicts continue …

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Myanmar Investigation Tries to “Sweep the Rohingya Genocide Under the Carpet”

Myanmar’s deeply flawed investigation into human rights abuses in Rakhine State is another attempt to whitewash the Tatmadaw’ s brutal violence against the Rohingya, the Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK (BROUK) said. The Independent Commission of Enquiry (ICOE) today announced that its investigation into the Tatmadaw’ s “clearance operation” in 2017 found evidence of “war crimes” …

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International Rohingya Youth Conference Statement

Rohingya Youth Call on the International Community to Act at Landmark Conference Young Rohingya people and other ethnic minority activists have come together at a landmark conference to demand justice and an end to human rights violations in Myanmar, the Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK (BROUK) announced today. The first-ever International Rohingya Youth Conference was held …

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Argentinean courts urged to prosecute senior Myanmar military and government officials for the Rohingya genocide

Argentinean courts urged to prosecute senior Myanmar military and government officials for the Rohingya genocideEmbargoed until 13th November 10:00 am Argentina time ● Argentinean courts petitioned to open criminal investigation into Myanmar’s brutal crimes against the Rohingya● Legal case says Aung San Suu Kyi must be investigated for complicity in the ongoing genocide● Universal jurisdiction means …

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No repatriation without full citizenship, rights and justice

Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh are once again living in fear that they will be forced to return to Burma despite The Burmese government had taken no genuine steps to ensure safe return. “The international community keep saying that there must be safe, voluntary and dignified return, but are doing nothing to pressure Aung San Suu …

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Don’t Do Business with Genocide – BROUK Calls for Sanctions on Burmese Military Companies

Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK today welcomed the report from the United Nations Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on Burmese military interests. We call on all governments around the world to support their recommendations, including sanctions on Burmese military companies. “International companies doing business with the military are helping to pay for the genocide against us”, said …

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MR. TUN KHIN PRESIDENT OF THE BURMESE ROHINGYA ORGANISATION UK STATEMENT TO THE UN HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL’S 40TH SESSION GENEVA, SWITZERLAND

Mr. President, Madam Special Rapporteur, Your Excellence’s, As a Rohingya, I would like to begin by thanking the Special Rapporteur for her tireless work. It is important the Special Rapporteur’s mandate is extended and that Myanmar stops standing in the way of the very mandate this Council has given her. Today I have four messages for the …

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Reuters’ journalists appeal verdict a blow to freedom of expression

The decision by a Myanmar high court to reject the appeal of two Reuter’s journalists is a blow to freedom of expression and shows how the authorities are determined to bury the truth about atrocities against Rohingya, the Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK (BROUK) said today. Yesterday, on 11 January 2019, the Yangon High Court ruled that …

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ROHINGYA DENIED ACCESS TO EDUCATION IN MYANMAR AND BANGLADESH.

A whole generation of Rohingya children are being denied the opportunity to shape their own future as they face extremely limited access to education in both Myanmar and in refugee camps in Bangladesh, the Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK (BROUK) said today in a new report based on field research among Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazar, …

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