THIS IS ETHNIC CLEANSING UNFOLDING BEFORE OUR EYES
In 7 weeks, relentless human rights violations have forced more than 520,000 Rohingya to flee in terror to neighbouring Bangledesh. Reports are flooding in of killings by the Myanmar security forces, as satellite images confirm that entire villages have been burned to the ground.
Many are risking their lives as they flee by foot and escape in fishing boats, travelling from Myanmar to Bangladesh - many are badly injured. Well over half are women and children.
All the refugees are confirm the attacks are by the Myanmar security forces and vigilante mobs.
HAVE BEEN BURNED
Thousands of people – mostly Rohingya – are also believed to be stranded in the mountains of northern Rakhine State. They are being denied basic aid because NGOs and humanitarian organisations are not being allowed access to the area.
This isn’t the first time Myanmar Security Forces have abused the Rohingya people – over the last year, they have tortured, raped, arrested and forcibly disappeared many of them, destroying their homes and property.
This is ethnic cleansing, which amounts to crimes against humanity. These are systematic and coordinated attacks against the Rohingya people, and the Commander in Chief has the power to stop it. Add your voice now!
REPORT: “MY WORLD IS FINISHED” - Rohingya targeted in crimes against humanity in Myanmar - Oct 18
Myanmar: New evidence of systematic campaign of crimes against humanity to terrorize and drive Rohingya out - Oct 17
Myanmar: ASEAN must do more to tackle Rohingya crisis - Oct 6
Myanmar / Bangladesh: Rohingya refugees must not be forced home to abuse and discrimination - Oct 4
Myanmar: UN Security Council must impose arms embargo - Sept 28
Thailand: Hard line on refugees leaves thousands vulnerable and at risk - Sept 28
Video and satellite evidence show new fires still torching Rohingya villages - Sept 22
Aung San Suu Kyi burying her head in the sand about Rakhine horrors - Sept 19
Rohingya crisis: Bangladesh should take help from global community to tide over humanitarian disaster - Sept 18
Listen: Amnesty Secretary General Alex Neve explains Myanmar crisis on CBC radio - Sept 14, 2017
Myanmar: Scorched-earth campaign fuels ethnic cleansing of Rohingya from Rakhine State - Sept 14, 2017
Crisis in Myanmar: Amnesty report from the field - Sept 13, 2017
Who are the Rohingya
and why are they fleeing - Sept 12
Amnesty Report: “WE ARE AT BREAKING POINT” - Rohingya: Persecuted in Myanmar, Neglected in Bangladesh - December 2016
Dear Chief Commander Senior General Min Aung Hlaing:
I urge you to immediately stop the violence and human rights abuses against the Rohingya people, and ensure free and unimpeded access to Rakhine state to humanitarian actors such as: the UN, independent journalists and human rights monitors and ensure their safety and security.