JOINT STATMENTS

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Rohingya cautions UN Security Council over Chin Crisis – Do Not Repeat Mistake in Failing to Act

Joint Statement We undersigned Rohingya community organisations today joined forces in calling on members of the United Nations Security Council not to repeat the mistakes it made in failing to act on warnings of an impending military offensive against the Rohingya in 2017. The Burmese military has been carrying out an increased number of indiscriminate …

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UN SECRETARY-GENERAL MUST ACT REGARDING INCREASING REPRESSION OF RELIGIOUS MINORITIES

The undersigned organisations raise serious concerns about violations of freedom of religion or belief in Burma/Myanmar, which have increased significantly since the military illegally seized power on 1 February 2021. We call on United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to personally lead high-level efforts to address this growing crisis. We have seen in the recent past …

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Probe into the gruesome killing of refugee leader Mohammed Mohibullah demanded

JOINT STATEMENT We are extremely saddened and shocked at the killing of Mr Mohammed Mohibullah, President of the Arakan Rohingya Society for Peace and Human Rights (ARSPH), on 29th September 2021, by a group of gunmen in his office in the world’s largest refugee camp at Kutupalong, Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. Mohibullah was a notable refugee …

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Declaration by the Diverse and United Communities of Arakan

Participants from Rakhine, Muslim (Rohingya), and other minority communities have held a series of meetings since October 2020. All communities have expressed consent and reached the following consensus: Whereas all our diverse communities confirm that we are united and belong to the Fatherland of Arakan, we agree to the importance of peaceful coexistence and the …

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Joint Statement: the British government must join ICJ Rohingya genocide case against Myanmar

Joint Statement                                                                            Date:11th December 2020 We, the undersigned Rohingya organisations, are calling on the British government to urgently join the genocide case against Myanmar at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague. It is now clear that the Myanmar government has no intention of following the Provisional Measures set out by …

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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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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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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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