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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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Argentinean judiciary moves closer to opening case against Myanmar over Rohingya genocide

An Argentinean court has moved one step closer to opening a historic investigation against Myanmar’s military and civilian leadership over the genocide against the Rohingya people, the Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK (BROUK) said. A court in Buenos Aires on Friday overturned a previous decision not to pursue a case against State Counsellor Aung San Suu …

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Rohingya genocide continues unabated as Myanmar ignores the “World Court’s” provisional measures

The Myanmar authorities have done nothing to improve the lives of Rohingya trapped in Rakhine State where they continue to live under an oppressive and genocidal regime, the Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK (BROUK) said in a new briefing released today. The briefing shines a light on how Myanmar has failed to comply with provisional measures …

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BROUK responds to International Development Committee report on Rohingya

Media Release from Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK For immediate release: 22nd May 2020 International Development Committee’s “Humanitarian Crises monitoring: the Rohingya: report recommendations: Bangladesh: The UK Government must continue to support the displaced Rohingya living in camps in Cox’s Bazar and should encourage other donors to contribute to the US$877 million required to fund the …

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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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Lift restrictions on mobile internet communications in Rakhine and Chin States

We, the 29 undersigned organizations, call on the Government of Myanmar to immediately lift restrictions on mobile internet communications in eight townships in Rakhine State and one township in Chin State. We are particularly concerned by the Government of Myanmar’s recent reinstatement of restrictions on mobile internet access in five townships on February 3, 2020, …

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Rohingya drownings an “avoidable tragedy”

The death from drowning of at least 15 people, including four children, was an avoidable tragedy that speaks to the desperation of Rohingya to live lives of dignity and safety, said the Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK (BROUK) today. At least 15 Rohingya people, including four children, died today and dozens of others are missing after …

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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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