Nobel laureates for trial of Myanmar for genocide in Rakhine


Nobel laureates for trial of Myanmar for genocide in Rakhine

It is also meant to keep worldwide attention on the Rohingya, and to increase global engagement on the plight of the Rohingya and to learn from experiences of Bangladeshi women's organizations working to end violence against women, advance women's rights and peacebuilding in the country and region and to share findings and recommendations from our mission with the UN in support of the 37th session of the UN Human Rights Council and the upcoming hearing on Myanmar.

"Some 720,000 Rohingya children are essentially trapped - either hemmed in by violence and forced displacement inside Myanmar or stranded in overcrowded camps in Bangladesh because they can't return home", said Manuel Fontaine, UNICEF Director of Emergency Programmes.

The Nobel Women's Initiative, in partnership Naripokkho, is hosting the delegation to Bangladesh to witness and highlight the situation of the refugees and the violence against Rohingya women, including high levels of sexual violence.

In an email Saturday, Karman said that she and her colleagues were standing "in solidarity with displaced Rohingya women and calling for Rohingya women's voices to be heard". "Otherwise, she will be a betrayer, one of the betrayers of this crime", she said.

Stating her fear that China might veto the resolution on the Myanmar government, she said: "I hope that this time, unlike all the other times when it vetoed everything, the Chinese government will not veto this".

"The refugee problem stems from the crimes against humanity being committed by the Myanmar military and government against the Rohingya", she said in the email.

The laureates will meet Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and other officials and volunteers during their trip.

The group said the demolitions could have erased evidence of atrocities by security forces in what the United Nations and the United States have called an ethnic cleansing campaign against the stateless Rohingya minority.

There is widespread prejudice against the Rohingya because they are seen as illegal immigrants from Bangladesh, although they are long-time settlers. In retaliation, the military and Buddhist mobs launched "clearance operations" against Rohingya.

According to the report, recognizing the Rohingya people's basic rights would create conditions necessary for the refugees to return to their former homes in Myanmar. Grandi also said Rohingya are still fleeing Burma, and thousands more are expected to leave.

Over the past six months, the vast majority of Myanmar's 1.1-million Rohingya population have emptied out of northern Rakhine in the mass exodus to Bangladesh.



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