Date: Thursday 8th November 2012
Time: Starts at 12pm and will end at 2pm
Location:Outside the Foreign & Commonwealth Office
YOUR Voice is Needed.
In response to the ineffectivity of international leaders to condemn and take action against the systematic attacks against the Rohingya of Burma, we call A GLOBAL DAY OF ACTION!
Since the eruption of violence in the Arakan state this summer over 100,000 Rohingya have been displaced. In the past ten days the devastation has rapidly spread to other Muslim communities across Burma leaving scores of villages razed to the ground in wanton arson attacks. Over 3,000 homes were burned in the ‘fresh wave’ of attacks - with an official death toll of nearly 100 but feared to be in the thousands.
- Over 1000 homes were burned in the ‘fresh wave’ of attacks.
- On Sunday night two mosques were bombed in the Karen State as the violence spread further outwards of Arakan, while 10,000 Rakhine forces, along with the Burmese Army surrounded villagers in Ramree Island.
- During these new attacks 30,000 have been displaced, living in squalid camps with little or no food or aid or having to flee in dangerously overcrowded boats.
- Mass graves of 340 people found
Foreign Office Minister for Burma, Hugo Swire shockingly defended the Burmese Governments handling of the situation whilst it is evident that there is state level complicity in the systematic attacks against the Rohingya!
Speakers at the Protest will include MP’s Jonathan Ashworth, Rushanara Ali, Baroness Cox and Human Rights Advocates Mabrur Ahmed and Rahima Begum of Restless Beings, Tun Khin of BROUK, Nurul Islam of ARNO and Mark Farmener of Burma Campaign UK.
We are working with the Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK (BROUK) as well as Rohingya advocacy organizations the world over in a global call for their protection, access to media and aid agencies and a call for a repeal of the outdated and discriminative 1982 Burma Citizenship Law.
JOIN US ON NOVEMBER 8TH OUTSIDE THE FOREIGN AND COMMONWEALTH OFFICE FROM 12PM TO 2PM.
Gather your friends and hold a similar event in your city and VOICE THE VOICELESS!