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Ethnic Cleansing on Rohingyas in Burma exposes at Geneva

Persecutions of Rohingya Muslims in Burma which highlighted at Geneva UN Human
Rights Council ,Room XXVII, Palais de Nations on June 6, according to Burmese
Rohingya Organization UK (BROUK) information. 

“The event was
organized Human Rights Watch and more than 20 missions from different counties
including US Mission, UK Mission and OIC mission.”

In the event, Chris
Lewa, the Director of Arakan Project, highlighted   Northern Arakan State
situation details; Melanie Teff from Refugees International raised about
Humanitarian aid issues and Tun Khin President BROUK pinpointed about 1982
citizenship law and international community urgent action needed. At end of
event, Josh Lyon, Human Rights Watch Satellite Imagery Analyst, showed power
point presentation with the pictures of How Rohingya and Kaman Muslim
systematically targeted.

“Lobbying about 20
important missions to support international independent investigation on Arakan
violence in this event was very helpful for us,” said the BROUK president Tun

“There is no plan and
no discuss about safe return of Rohingyas IDPs to their original place since
2012 June and facing Humanitarian aid blocking to these people –Rohingya by
authority and local Rakhine extremists.”

“The 1982 citizenship
law -denied Rohingyas of their bona fide citizenship rights has been strongly
criticized by the international rights advocacy groups abroad. But, President
Then Sein Government is still trying to implement it by force; ignoring
international outcries.”

“More than 35,000
Rohingya boatpeople have left the country for unbearable situation, created by
Burmese Government and allowing hatred speeches against Rohingyas and other
Muslims minority in Burma which seen the government is not protecting Muslims
in Burma and instigating to eliminate Muslims from Burma.” 

The BROUK president
urged the missions, to discuss the immediate intervention to stop the crimes
against humanities by the Burmese government and to send UN Observers to the
effected Arakan region to to protect the lives property, honour and dignity of
the vulnerable and helpless Rohingyas and other Muslims communities in their
segregated displacement camps and villages and requested to form UN Commission of
Inquiry to investigate the violence and to bring those found responsible to

On June 6, evening
Joint Lobby group held a press conference in Geneva Press Club.
Moreover, the BROUK
President was invited to speak at UN Panel Discussion on the problem of
Statelessness and it’s sever impact on Human Rights on June 7 and  Mark
Manly, the Head of the Statelessness Unit, UNHCR; Lilianna Gamboa Coordinator
of Open Society Justice Initiative and Zahara Albarazi Researcher from Tilburg
University were giving the speech at joined the penal. The event was moderated
by Deputy Chief of Mission to the UN in Geneva.

“Incompatibility of
the 1982 Burmese Citizenship Law with International Human Rights Law,” BROUK
President highlighted at the panel discussion. 

He also mentioned
about Rohingya existence in Burma since early 7th Century A.D and how Rohingya
ethnicity and citizenship rights were stripped of by the previous Military
governments and by the current President Thein Sein’s quasi civilian government.
Burmese Government.

The intention of all
Rohingyas to live peacefully in their home land along side with other ethnic
people as dignified citizens of Burma with their ethnic Rights and citizenship
rights restored.