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'Can Anyone Rule Out Genocide' - UN Human Rights Chief

Restless Beings welcomes UN Human Rights Chief Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein’s remarks today – Tuesday 5th December 2017 regarding the on-going persecution of the Rohingya in Burma. In a Special Session of the UN Human Rights Council, Zeid  asked ‘can anyone rule out that elements of genocide may be present?’

It must be noted that when Zeid in September said he...

By Mabrur Ahmed | 05 December 2017

Gender based violence and the Rohingya

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Violence against women and girls remains one of the most endemic and devastating human rights violations across the world today. Through the exertion of power and control in the intersection of various power structures, women and girls lives and their communities are being destroyed. Even the very term “violence against women and girls” is problematic in itself, as it is passive and does not focus on the perpetrators of the violence.

Burma-Bangladesh Announce Deal To 'Repatriate' Rohingya

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The deal announced between Burma and Bangladesh that will see the repatriation of the Rohingya to Burma is deeply flawed.  The most obvious thing here is that without involving the UN in any shape, whether that's through agencies like IOM or UNHCR or paying heed to the UNGA or UNSC statements and Presidential Statement, Burma and Bangladesh have taken away the buffer that the...

By Mabrur Ahmed | 23 November 2017

What’s in a Name: The Rohingya People and the Kingdom of Arakan

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As violence and fear remains king in the Rakhine (formerly ‘Arakan’) State of Burma; men, women and children continue to flee their homelands by the thousands. Since the further escalation of violence, 500 000 more have attempted to escape what is, according to various observers including the UN, a campaign of ethnic cleansing.

 

EMERGENCY ROHINGYA ACTION PLAN

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On the 25th of August 2017, the Burmese military launched a massive offensive against the Rohingya population of Rauthedaung, Bauthidaung and Maungdaw townships of Rakhine State. To date (September 3rd) an estimated 4,000 men, women and children have been killed. More than 65,000 Rohingya have crossed the border into Bangladesh as refugees with a further 20,000 currently stuck in No Mans...

By Mabrur Ahmed | 03 September 2017

International Pressure Mounts For Suu Kyi's Burma

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Friday 25th November saw a wave of protests and political activity which is building pressure on Suu Kyi's Burmese Government to take action and cease state backed violence towards the Rohingya community.

Malaysia, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Thailand and South Africa all saw large scale protests with anger rising amongst the public at the ongoing human rights violations by the Burma...

By Mabrur Ahmed | 25 November 2016

Rakhine Militants Trained To Take Arms Against Rohingya

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More than 30,000 Rohingya are now homeless and have been made refugees in their own homeland after countless hundreds of homes have been burned and razed by Burmese military over the last two weeks. The refugees are now at critical tipping point as images of whole villages destroyed by the Burmese military were released.

The Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK published a report which verifies...

By Mabrur Ahmed | 23 November 2016

VIDEO: Violence Spreading, Rohingya Lives Worsening

Violence and arson has spread once again today to Kyat Yo Byin (Keyari Para) village, with arson pushing hundreds of Rohingya to flee for security.  Military have ramped up their presence and many more casualties have been reported.  Amongst them, an 11 year old boy was struck on the head and passed away from the injuries. 

Restless Beings are urging supporters to forward the...

By Mabrur Ahmed | 13 October 2016

VIDEO: Violence and Arson Spread Across Arakan

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Hundreds of Rohingya lives are once again threatened in the troubled region of Arakan in Burma, after villages of the persecuted villages were set on fire this morning (Wednesday 12th October 2016) following trouble on the border with Bangladesh last Sunday.

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Troubled flared up once again on Sunday 9th October when it was reported that 9 Burmese police...

By Mabrur Ahmed | 12 October 2016

OP-ED: Call Me Rohingya

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Almost 200 million people tuned into the dystopian world of Eurovision last Saturday where they spurred on a Ukrainian song called 1944 about the persecution of the Tartar in Crimea under Stalin. To mark up the contrast of the world that we live in, there is a population of just over a million, 1 million, a 0.005% of the viewership of the Eurovision song contest, in Burma who right now, not in...

By Mabrur Ahmed | 17 May 2016