Press Release: NLD government Must Protect Rohingya People
16 May 2016
We, the undersigned Rohingya organizations express our serious concern that the security, honour and dignity of the Rohingya population continue to be at stake due to growing anti-Rohingya sentiment at the behest of the powerful and influential groups in the Myanmar.
We are worrying that the ruling National League for Democracy (NLD) government seems to have inclined to yield to the demand of the extremists calling for “Rohingya ethnocide”. Following a protest in late May in Yangon by about 300 ultra-nationalists, including Buddhist monks, publicly denouncing the United States of America for using the word Rohingya, the Myanmar Foreign Ministry, headed by State Counselor-com-Foreign Minister Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, had surprisingly advised foreign embassies in Myanmar avoid using “Rohingya”, although the Rohingya people have the right to self-identify.
ARNO condemns the shameful lies of the Sn. Gen. Min Aung Hlaing
Press release, March 18, 2016
Our attention has been drawn to the statement of the Commander-in-Chief of the Burma’s armed forces, Snr. Gen Min Aung Hlaing at the 13th ASEAN Chiefs of Defence Forces Informal meeting held on Monday (14/3/2016) in Vientiane, Laos where he “called for closer cooperation between the member states of the ASEAN to address the problem of the Rohingya migration” and “stressed the need to work together to combat “terrorism” related to the “Bengali” [Rohingya] issue.” Arakan Rohingya National Organisation (ARNO) strongly condemns these lies and rebuts as follows:
Support justice for the Rohingya at the ICC
we petition the obama administration to:
Mr. President, Rohingya community members have filed a communication with the International Criminal Court petitioning the Prosecutor to conduct a preliminary examination into genocide and crimes against humanity perpetrated by the Myanmar government.
Mr President, genocide is an evil crime that should not be tolerated on any level under any circumstance. Our history has too many examples of failing to act swiftly. The USA has an opportunity to stop the killing, mutilation, and rape of the Rohingya group.
Mr. President, Myanmar's democracy tolerates impunity and gross human rights violations. Please stand support the communication and stand up for them now.
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Press Release: UN Commission of Inquiry Most Urgent
(Press release, 30 October 2015)
ARNO welcomes and endorses the just released documentary film titled “Al Jazeera Investigates -Genocide Agenda”, legal analysis prepared for Fortify Rights by the Allard K. Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinic at Yale Law School titled “Persecution of the Rohingya Muslims: Is Genocide Occurring in Myanmar’s Rakhine State?”, and the report “Count Down to Annihilation: Genocide in Myanmar “of the International State Crime Initiative at the School of Law, Queen Mary University, all of which clearly established the facts that Thein Sein government has committed ‘atrocity crimes’ with intent to destroy the ethnic Rohingya from their ancestral homeland of Arakan/Rakhine State.
ARNO has once again stressed with highest appreciation the previous report, “Slow-Burning Genocide of the Myanmar’s Rohingya” by Burmese academic Dr. Maung Zani and Alice Cowley, published in Pacific Rim Law & Policy Journal, June 2014, of the University of Washington.
Joint statement: Criminal Atrocities Increased Against Rohingya for Rejecting Green Card
European Rohingya organizations call on international community to pressure Myanmar government to stop excruciating and forcing the Rohingya community into accepting a new ID known as ‘green card’, valid for just two years, for national verification with Bengali identity. It is an ethnocide aims at making the Rohingya aliens and people of Bangladesh origin.
The Rohingya people have rejected the so-called ‘green card’ as the ID is not related to their historicity, ethnic identity and national status. On top of that, being indigenous to Arakan, they are natural born citizens of Burma/Myanmar.
Without a green card or ID now the Rohingya are barred from going to bazaars and village to village, visiting doctors and relatives, and attending congregational prayers even within the same localities and are subjected to increased criminal atrocities.
- Declaration of the 2nd European Rohingya Conference
- PRESS RELEASE: Appeal to search and rescue the abandoned people in distress at sea
- Press Release: Save Rohingyas from the hands of the human traffickers and greedy exploiters
- PRESS RELEASE: STOP INTIMIDATION TO BANGLANIZE ETHNIC ROHINGYA
- ARNO welcomes the UNGA’s resolution to grant full citizenship and ethnic rights to Rohingya
- Deafening silence over Rohingya issue
- Press Release: STOP KILLING ROHINGYA AND ROHINGYA ETHNOCIDE
- Rohingya Visual Storytelling Workshop
- President Obama, say “Rohingya”
- Stateless: The Plight of the Rohingyas in Burma