BROUK PRESS RELEASES

UN Security Council Barriers are no Excuse for International Inaction on Myanmar

Media Release from Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK On 1 April, BROUK hosted five esteemed panelist as part of an online event to discuss international action on the coup in Myanmar. Thin Lei Win moderated the event as more than 400 attendees joined to hear Dr. Sasa, Thomas Andrews, Naomi Kikoler, and Matthew Smith, and BROUK …

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UK and US Sanctions against Tatmadaw Set the Stage for Assertive International Response to the Coup

Press release BROUK welcomes the simultaneous decision on 25 March by the UK and US in direct sanctions against the Tatmadaw’s economic interests, chiefly the Myanmar Economic Holdings Limited (MEHL) and the Myanmar Economic Corporation (MEC). These military-owned conglomerates have been major sources of income for the Burmese military, enabling its human rights violations and …

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Rohingya Survivors of Refugee Camp Fire Require Urgent Assistance

In 2017 more than 700,000 Rohingya fled genocide at the hands of the Myanmar military. Our community arrived in Bangladesh to live in crowded and often unsafe refugee camps. On March 22nd a fire ripped through Balukhali refugee camp killing at least 15, injuring at least 550, and displacing at least 45,000 refugees. 440 people …

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Death Toll Rises as the International Community Fails to Act in Myanmar

Since the military coup at the beginning of February 2021, at least 193 peaceful protesters were murdered as part of a terror campaign by the military to force the people of Myanmar to accept military rule. “With violence escalating against the people of Myanmar our question is, how many more dead bodies will there be …

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BROUK calls for the immediate release of 150 Rohingya refugees detained by police in India

As of March 9, 2021 India has detained more than 150 stateless Rohingya refugees in the city of Jammu in Kashmir, India. India is calling this crackdown a “verification exercise” reminiscent of the brutal verification exercises carried out against the Rohingya by successive government regimes in Myanmar. Indian authorities are planning on forcibly sending these …

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BROUK Supports Historic Nationwide 22222 Protests for Inclusive Democracy

Burmese Rohingya Organization UK stands in solidarity with citizens of Myanmar in resisting the military coup with the aim of establishing a truly inclusive democratic system in Myanmar. We support the General Strike on Monday 22/02/2021. We urgently call on military leaders to immediately end violence against protesters by police or military forces. We call …

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United Nations Human Rights Council Must Take Action to Support Human Rights in Myanmar

Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK calls on the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) to take a strong stand against human rights abuses in Myanmar and condemn the military coup in the strongest possible language. Today, the HRC is meeting to discuss human rights abuses committed by the Myanmar military against the people of Myanmar, including …

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UN Human Rights Council Myanmar Review: Recommendations Must Be Enforced

Myanmar’s human rights record will today be scrutinised by other UN Member States under the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) process at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva. The unique mechanism aims to improve the human rights situation on the ground of each of the 193 UN Member States. It is widely expected that Myanmar …

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Rohingyas, as victims of genocide, urge UK Members of Parliament to vote for Genocide Amendment to the Trade Bill on Tuesday

Media Release from Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK For immediate release: 17th January 2021 Ever since the Burma Army’s military offensive against Rohingya civilians in 2016, and its more systematic, widespread and egregious campaign in 2017, experts around the world have called for recognition of the genocide against the Rohingya people. The Gambia is pursuing a …

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UK government should act on call of more than 100 Parliamentarians to end Rohingya genocide

The UK government must immediately put its full support behind international justice efforts to end the genocide against the Rohingya in Myanmar, the Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK (BROUK) said today after more than 100 Parliamentarians called on the government to take action. In an open letter to UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab today, 104 UK …

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