November 5, 2015

Give Rohingya Back Their Vote – Stop Genocide Against The Rohingya

 

Restless Beings, Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK (BROUK), Burmese Muslim Association UK, Bradford Rohingya Community UK and Burma Campaign UK are jointly organising this protest ahead of elections due in Burma on Sunday 8th November.

 

Date – 5th November 2015

Time – 2:00-3:00 PM

Place – Foreign and Commonwealth Office, King Charles Street, London SW1A 2AH

 

The government of Burma has banned most Rohingya from voting in the election, and banned Rohingya candidates from standing for the national Parliament.

 

Last week a legal analysis by the Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinic at Yale Law School, and the human rights organisation Fortify Rights, found ‘strong evidence’ that genocide is being committed against the ethnic Rohingya of Burma. They called for a UN Commission of Inquiry into the human rights situation in Rakhine State, where most Rohingya in Burma live.

 

The protest will call on the British government to support a UN inquiry into evidence of genocide against the Rohingya in Burma.


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