Thursday, 10 May 2018 09:23

Burma Human Rights Network slams world inaction on Rohingya crisis

stop-genocide-2Wednesday, May 09, 2018

The world is failing to take real steps to fight the genocide of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar, said the director of the British-based Burma Human Rights Network (BHRN).

“The international community is not taking concrete actions against the Myanmar government and its army that prosecutes Rakhine Muslims, and this is encouraging them to create more problems and attack people,” said Kyaw Win, the director of BHRN.He also charged that the UN is not willing to take measures against a “visible genocide,” mentioning how UN Security Council delegations have visited Rakhine state, the site of much of the persecution."The UNSC is divided on deciding against Myanmar government to bring them to the International Criminal Court," he said.Win added that while the persecution of Rohingya Muslims began at the hands of Myanmar’s Buddhists, now people of other faiths are also involved. 

He also thanked the Turkish people and government for standing beside the Rohingya in this "dreadful time."On the Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, he warned that the monsoon season will threaten the health and safety of some 200,000 refugees.Turkey has been at the forefront of providing aid to Rohingya refugees, and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has raised the issue at the UN.

Wednesday, May 09, 2018

The world is failing to take real steps to fight the genocide of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar, said the director of the British-based Burma Human Rights Network (BHRN).

“The international community is not taking concrete actions against the Myanmar government and its army that prosecutes Rakhine Muslims, and this is encouraging them to create more problems and attack people,” said Kyaw Win, the director of BHRN.

He also charged that the UN is not willing to take measures against a “visible genocide,” mentioning how UN Security Council delegations have visited Rakhine state, the site of much of the persecution.

"The UNSC is divided on deciding against Myanmar government to bring them to the International Criminal Court," he said.

Win added that while the persecution of Rohingya Muslims began at the hands of Myanmar’s Buddhists, now people of other faiths are also involved. 

He also thanked the Turkish people and government for standing beside the Rohingya in this "dreadful time."

On the Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, he warned that the monsoon season will threaten the health and safety of some 200,000 refugees.

Turkey has been at the forefront of providing aid to Rohingya refugees, and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has raised the issue at the UN.

 

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