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Open Letter from 5 Nobel women laureates to Aung San Suu Kyi/Stop the persecution of Rohingyas

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MAIREAD MAGUIRE, WINNER OF THE NOBEL PRICE FOR PEACE IN
1976
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JODY WILLIAMS, WINNER OF THE NOBEL PRIZE FOR PEACE IN 1997
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SHIRIN EBADI, WINNER OF THE NOBEL PRIZE FOR PEACE IN
2003
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LEYMAH GBOWEE, WINNER OF THE NOBEL PRIZE FOR
PEACE IN 2011
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TAWAKKOL KARMAN, WINNER OF THE NOBEL PRIZE FOR PEACE
IN 2011
THESE FIVE BRAVE WOMEN, LAUREATES OF THE NOBEL PRIZE
FOR PEACE WROTE A LETTER TO AUNG SAN SUU
KYI, WINNER OF THE NOBEL PRIZE OF PEACE IN 1991, WHO
REFUSES TO CONDEMN THE PERSECUTION AND ATROCITIES
AGAINST THE ROHINGYAS, AN OPPRESSED MUSLIM
MINORITY IN MYANMAR
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AND THIS IS AUNG SAN SUU KYI, WINNER OF THE NOBEL PRIZE
FOR PEACE IN 1991, WHO REFUSES TO CONDEMN THE PERSECUTION
OF THE ROHINGYAS
AND NOW SHE IS PART OF THE GOVERNMENT, SO HEAD
RESPONSIBLE FOR THE MASSACRES AND ETNIC CLEANSINGS
OF THE ROHINGYAS!
OPEN LETTER FROM 5 NOBEL WOMEN LAUREATES TO
AUNG SAN SUU KYI/STOP THE PERSECUTION OF ROHINGYAS

Dear State Counsellor and sister Laureate Daw Aung San Suu Kyi,

In the years leading to your final release in 2010, your struggle for democracy was ours. Your defiant activism and unimaginable sacrifices profoundly inspired us, and like the rest of the world, we held you as a beacon of hope for Burma and for our human family. Along with other fellow laureates, we worked tirelessly and diligently for your personal freedom.

 

 

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[Human Rights Watch]/Burma in denial over atrocities against Rohingya

 

BURMA IN DENIAL OVER ATROCITIES AGAINST ROHINGYA
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When I first visited Burma 20 years ago this month, the country was ruled by a repressive military junta called the SLORC, and its Nobel laureate democracy activist, Aung San Suu Kyi, was under house arrest and faced almost daily vilification in the official newspaper, the New Light of Myanmar. Banned radio stations such as the BBC were denounced as a “skyful of lies,” and critics of the military faced long prison sentences as “internal and external destructive elements.”

 

 

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[Human Rights Watch]/Burma: Rohingya recount killings, rape and arson

 

 

BURMA: ROHINGYA RECOUNT KILLINGS, RAPE AND ARSON
21 DECEMBER 2016
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(New York) – The Burmese military has conducted a campaign of arson, killings, and rape against ethnic Rohingya that has threatened the lives of thousands more, Human Rights Watch said today. Refugees who fled the recent violence told Human Rights Watch that since the October 9, 2016 attacks by Rohingya militants on government border guard posts in northern Rakhine State, Burmese security forces have retaliated by inflicting horrific abuses on the Rohingya population.

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[Human Rights Watch]/Burma: Investigate new killings of Rohingya

 

 

BURMA: INVESTIGATE NEW KILLINGS OF ROHINGYA

 

Ensure Aid and Media Access, Prosecute Abusive Security Forces
JANUARY 23, 2014
“The Burmese authorities need to promptly and transparently investigate this deadly violence, prosecute those responsible, and ensure aid gets to those in need. Official discrimination against the Rohingya population and impunity for past abuses has created a fertile ground for new atrocities to take place.”
Phil Robertson, deputy Asia director

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Human Rights Watch/Burma: Rohingya Muslims face humanitarian crisis

 

 

BURMA: ROHINGYA MUSLIMS FACE HUMANITARIAN CRISIS

Fears of Long-Term Segregation of Displaced Population
MARCH 26, 2013
Burmese government restrictions on aid to Rohingya Muslims are creating a humanitarian crisis that will become a disaster when the rainy season arrives. Instead of addressing the problem, Burma’s leaders seem intent on keeping the Rohingya segregated in camps rather than planning for them to return to their homes.
Phil Robertson, deputy Asia director

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