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Stop the ethnic cleansing in Myanmar

What is happening to the Rohingya in Myanmar right now is planned, deliberate and targeted. It is the world’s fastest growing refugee crisis. It is ethnic cleansing.

We now know that at least 80 inhabited sites have been set alight by the Myanmar’s security forces and vigilante mobs, with massive fires. Entire villages have been burnt to the ground.

In less than three weeks, more than 370,000 people have fled Myanmar to nearby Bangladesh, making this the world’s fastest growing refugee crisis. 80 percent of those fleeing are women and children, and many are badly injured.

There are reports of brutal violence and killings.

Not only are the security forces using violence to drive the Rohingya away, but they are shooting at close range people as they try to escape. The nightmare continues at the border of Bangladesh, where land-mines have been placed, posing a deadly threat to the Rohingya who have already faced so much violence.

This is ethnic cleansing which amounts to crimes against humanity. These are systematic and coordinated attacks, and the Commander in Chief has the power to stop it.

Sign the petition and demand that the Commander in Chief Senior General Min AungHlaing:

  • Immediately end the military’s campaign of violence and human rights abuses.
  • Ensure free and unimpeded access to Rakhine state to humanitarian actors, the UN, independent journalists and human rights monitors and ensure their security.
म्यान्मारमा रोहिंग्या समुदायहरू विरुद्ध भइरहेको जातिय सफायाको अन्त्य गर

म्यान्मारमा रोहिंग्या समुदायका मुस्लिम अल्पसङ्ख्यकहरू विरुद्ध भैरहेको हिंसा योजनाबद्ध, नियोेजित र  निशानाबद्ध छ । यो विश्वको सबैभन्दा छिटो बढिरहेको शरणार्थी सङ्कट हो । यो जातिय सफाया हो ।

अनलाइन पिटिसनमा हस्ताक्षर गरी बरिष्ठ सैनिक प्रमूख जनरल मिन ओंग हांगलाई निम्न कुराहरू तत्काल गर्न माग गरौँ ।

  • हिंसा र मानवअधिकार दुव्र्यवहारका सैन्य अभियानहरू अविलम्ब अन्त्य गर
  • रखाइन प्रान्तमा मानवीय सहायताकर्ताहरू, संयुक्त राष्टसङ्घ, स्वन्तन्त्र पत्रकारहरू र मानवअधिकार अनुगमन कर्ताहरूलाई स्वतन्त्र र बिना बाधा पहुँच दिई उनीहरूको सुरक्षा सुनिश्चित गर

Your Excellency,
Embassy of Myanmar in Nepal

Stop the Violence Against Rohingya in northern Rakhine State Now

We are writing to express our deep concern for the safety of the civilian population of northern Rakhine State.

According to latest UN estimates 370,000 Rohingya living in this area have fled to Bangladesh, while the Myanmar government has evacuated over 30,000 people belonging to other ethnic minority communities. Amnesty International believes that what is happening in northern Rakhine State can be described as ethnic cleansing, with the Rohingya people being targeted for their ethnicity and religion. In legal terms, these are crimes against humanity that include murder and deportation or forcible transfer of population. 

Thousands of people are also believed to be stranded in the mountains of northern Rakhine State. They are being denied access to aid and other assistance because international humanitarian organizations are not being allowed access to the area.

While we recognize that the Myanmar authorities have the duty and the right to protect the population – and officials – from attacks, and to investigate and bring to justice those suspected of responsibility, they must ensure that measures taken in response to the attacks are proportionate and do not involve human rights violations.

We urge you to:

  • Immediately end the campaign of violence and human rights abuses in northern Rakhine State;
  • Ensure free and unimpeded access to Rakhine state to international humanitarian actors, the UN, independent journalists and human rights monitors and ensure their security;
  • Cooperate fully with the UN Fact-Finding Mission, including by allowing its members full and unfettered access to all parts of the country.

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