BROUK PRESS RELEASES

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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ASEAN leaders must push Myanmar to end Rohingya genocide

Southeast Asian leaders must stop burying their heads in the sand and pressure Myanmar to end the ongoing genocide against Rohingya when they gather in Singapore next week, said the Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK (BROUK). ASEAN heads of state are meeting for the 33rd ASEAN Summit in Singapore between 13 and 15 November, when they are …

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Creation of UN mechanism a vital step towards justice for the Rohingya genocide

The United Nations Human Rights Council’s (HRC) vote today to create an international and independent mechanism to collect evidence of atrocities against Rohingya is a vital step towards justice for genocide and crimes against humanity, the Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK (BROUK) said today. “Today’s brave vote at the HRC marks an encouraging move towards accountability …

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Special Rapporteur’s call for accountability for Rohingya atrocities must be backed with action

The Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK (BROUK) welcomes the calls for an international accountability mechanism made today by Yanghee Lee, Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar. In an oral update to the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva today, Yanghee Lee urged the creation of a body under the auspices of the …

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EU sanctions on Myanmar too limited to ensure justice for Rohingya atrocities

The European Union’s move to impose sanctions on Myanmar security officials is a small, positive step towards ensure justice for the ongoing genocide against the Rohingya people, but they do not go nearly far enough, the Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK (BROUK) said today. The sanctions, announced today after a meeting of EU Foreign Ministers in …

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International Development Committee report must spur the UK to act on Rohingya atrocities

Today’s report by the International Development Committee of the UK Parliament shines a light on ongoing ethnic cleansing against the Rohingya people in Burma and must lead to the UK government taking concrete action, said the Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK. The report calls for a “dramatic change” in the UK’s engagement with Burma, in the …

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