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International Action Needed On Myanmar’s Non-Compliance with ICJ Provisional Measures

Myanmar’s genocide against the Rohingya is continuing unabated, based on evidence in a new report by the Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK (BROUK) today. The international community urgently needs to do more to stop the genocide, as Myanmar ignores the provisional measures set by the International Court of Justice (ICJ). Today, Myanmar is due to report …

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International Acceptance of Rohingya Disenfranchisement Encourages Further Abuses

For Immediate Release 6th November 2020 Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK (BROUK) is concerned that the lack of international condemnation of the disenfranchisement of the Rohingya in Sunday’s election will encourage further human rights violations against the Rohingya people. Not only has the international community been largely silent about the fact that Rohingya have been disenfranchised …

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Myanmar Army Trying to Incite Violence Between Rohingya and Rakhine

Joint statementDate:  31st October 2020 We, the undersigned Rohingya organisations, are increasingly worried about the propaganda war being stepped up by the Myanmar Army, the Tatmadaw, in Rakhine State and online. The Tatmadaw is trying to instigate more conflicts between Rohingya and Rakhine people, and destroying peaceful co-existence. During the last week, disturbing developments such …

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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 …

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Historic decision by the Netherlands and Canada to support Rohingya genocide case

The Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK welcomes the strong moral leadership shown by the Netherlands and Canada. Earlier today, both countries announced their intention to intervene on behalf of The Gambia’s case against Myanmar at the International Court of Justice. This historic decision will further the cause of justice for Rohingya victims and survivors of the …

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Genocide anniversary a reminder of the ongoing genocide against Rohingya

The world must not forget about the ongoing genocide against the Rohingya people, the Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK (BROUK) said today on the anniversary of the start of vicious military-led violence in Rakhine State. Exactly three years ago, on 25 August 2017, the Tatmadaw (the Myanmar military) and its proxies launched a brutal campaign in …

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Donors must end support to Myanmar’s racist election commission

The international community must pressure Myanmar to end the blatant discrimination that is excluding Rohingya candidates from standing in the upcoming general elections, the Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK (BROUK) said today. At least six candidates from Rohingya-led political parties have been disqualified from standing in the elections just in the last week. Rohingya in Myanmar …

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Facebook must release all evidence related to the Rohingya genocide

Facebook must release all evidence related to the Rohingya genocide Facebook must immediately cooperate fully and transparently with all international efforts to secure justice for the ongoing genocide against the Rohingya in Myanmar, the Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK (BROUK) said today. Today, the head of the Independent Investigative Mechanism on Myanmar (IIMM) told the media …

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ASEAN’s shameful silence on the Rohingya genocide continues

Media Release from Burmese Rohingya Organisation UKFor Immediate Release: 26th June 2020 Southeast Asian leaders have again shamefully failed to address the ongoing genocide against the Rohingya in Myanmar, the Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK (BROUK) said as the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit concluded. Regional heads of state gathered today for the 36th …

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European Burma Network welcomes prospect of continued Argentinian investigation into crimes against the Rohingya

Statement by members of the European Burma Network Members of the European Burma Network (EBN) welcome the prospect of a continued Argentinian investigation into atrocity crimes against the Rohingya under the principle of universal jurisdiction. A recent move by the Federal Appeals Court in Buenos Aires overturned a previous decision not to pursue a case …

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