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Rohingya Ramadan 2021

Honor our Heroes Awards 2021

Rohingya Genocide Determination Act (S.1142).

Last week, several senators led by Senator Ed Markey, re-introduced the Rohingya Genocide Determination Act (S.1142). The bill would require the State Department to make a genocide determination in the case of the Rohingya. Now that Mitch McConnell is no…

Letter to the National Unity Government:

Letter to the National Unity Government: In a letter we organized, Burmese leaders of North America show support but demand inclusion of Rohingya in the new government.

ASEAN leaders invitation to General Hlaing

ASEAN leaders invite General Hlaing to a special meeting; the National UnityGovernment demands to be invited too. Does ASEAN violate its own charter?

Chevron Oil Lobby

Chevron Oil has been lobbying to defeat activist calls to stop paying hundreds of millions of dollars into the pockets of the Burmese generals. Even Burma’s new national unity government supports these sanctions, asking for monies to be paid into…

Sign letter to Pres. Biden: Sanction Myanmar Oil and Gas Enterprise (MOGE)

Please  sign this letter to President Biden  and it will be sent to the White House.

Statement On the Interim National Unity Government of Burma (Myanmar)

As leaders and activists from diverse ethnic communities we affirm that we stand in solidarity with all the people of Burma at this time of existential struggle. We recognize Burma’s 2020 democratic election results, and we support the civil disobedience…

Action Alert: Call Out Pakistan and Bangladesh’s attending Myanmar Celebration

Shocking news reports indicate that on March 27, both Bangladesh and Pakistan sent dignitaries to attend the Tatmadaw’s Armed Forces Day festivities, along with India and Russia, while other nations stayed away. While the Military Generals awarded each other medals…

Honor our Heroes Awards Ceremony 2021

Action Alert

In the wake of the recent coup in Burma, the difficult and risky struggle for democracy is not simply a struggle to return Aung San Suu Kyi to power. It is a struggle against the actual perpetrator of genocide, the…

What Is Happening in Burma?

Justice For All Event at United Nations Commission on the Status of Women On Rohingya, Uyghur, Kashmir and India

10 Things to do for Burma

Call The White House and US State Department and urge them not to forget the importance of a Genocide determination for Rohingya.Support House Resolution 134 and Senate Resolution 35 Against the Coup Call The White House and US State Department…

Call/Email Your Senator: Support SRes 35 Against Genocidal Burmese Military

 

Call/Email Congress: Support Senate Bill 35

Joint Call For A Global Arms Embargo On Burma (Myanmar)

Effort led by Human Rights Watch We, the undersigned organizations, call on the United Nations Security Council and UN member states to urgently institute a coordinated, global arms embargo on Myanmar in response to the February 1, 2021 military coup…

For Immediate Release: ASEAN Governments Must Not Weaken Democracy In Burma: Burma Task Force Urges Indonesia to Recognize Resistance, Minorities

February 24, 2020 For More Information, Contact: Ariba Khan Ariba@justiceforall.org (Washington, D.C.) Today, as Burmese protesters rallied at the Indonesian embassy in Yangon, the Indonesian Government announced that Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi had cancelled his plans to meet with Myanmar’s…

For Immediate Release: ASEAN Governments Must Not Weaken Democracy In Burma: Burma Task Force Urges Indonesia to Recognize Resistance, Minorities

For More Information, Contact: Ariba Khan Ariba@justiceforall.org (Washington, D.C.) Today, as Burmese protesters rallied at the Indonesian embassy in Yangon, the Indonesian Government announced that Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi had cancelled his plans to meet with Myanmar’s military leaders, while…

For Immediate Release: Over 200 CSOs Call For IFI Loans To Burma To Be Frozen And Reassessed

Two hundred and eighteen civil society organizations from Burma (Myanmar) and globally have urgedInternational Financial Institutions (IFIs) to immediately freeze loans and other financialassistance to the country amounting to an estimated US$11Billion. In a joint letter led by 120civil society…

International Financial Institutions (IFIs) and State Donors: Stop Loans And Fully Reassess Burma Policy In Light of Coup d’état Do not Fund the military Junta or Its Cronies

Download Letter from CSOs to IFIs_FINAL Download Letter_from_CSOs_to_IFIs_Burmese Download Press Release Burma_Coup_and_IFI_Statement To the international community, and in particular, IFIs and States, We urge you, in the strongest terms, to immediately freeze and comprehensively reassess your lending relationship with Myanmar, in light of…

Burma Taskforce congratulates Nobel Peace nominee Tambadou

A timely choice to highlight universal rights, oppose genocide Now, at a dramatic moment of crisis when the Burmese military has once again halted democracy in its tracks, and other nations evade their responsibilities under the UN Charter, the nomination…

Letter to Congressman Meeks

January 31, 2020 Rep. Gregory Meeks, HFAC 2310 Rayburn HOB Washington DC 20510 Dear Rep. Meeks: Hours ago, the Burmese military arrested State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi and a number of her colleagues, carrying out their refusal to accept…

Preventing Genocide in Myanmar and China

Short Statement on Preventing Genocide in Myanmar and China February 8, 2021 Along with other UN agencies, the Human Rights Council has a responsibility to prevent genocide. Sharing that mission, our NGO Justice for All1 is accredited with the UN…

Letter to Human Rights Council on Myanmar Genocide

Memo: BRIEF OBSERVATIONS ON MYANMAR’S HUMAN RIGHTS CRISIS To: Ambassadors and Staff, Human Rights Council From: Burma Task Force, Justice for All, New York Office Date: January 2021 For those who are formulating questions and responses to the UPR for…

Burma Conference

Watch The Burma Conference on Effects on Minorities Post Coup And Learn How You Can Help?

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Petition: Pres Biden, Declare Rohingya Genocide And Sanction Burma

Action Alert: Three Actions For Burma Today

 

Chicago’s Burmese community urges U.S. to act against Myanmar military

(WBBM NEWSRADIO) — The coup that brought an end to democracy in Myanmar has the Burmese community in Chicago calling on the U.S. government to take firm action. Forty-three-year-old Nasir Zakaria became a U-S citizen last year. He came to…

Burmese community in Australia in shock after military coup and arrest of Aung San Suu Kyi in Myanmar

Members of Australia’s Burmese community have been left in a state of shock and disbelief after the military detained Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi. The news of the pre-dawn arrest of Ms Suu Kyi and the military…

For Immediate Release: Burma Task Force Condemns Military Coup in Burma

For Immediate Release Contact: Adem Carroll Adem@justiceforall.org  (Washington D.C., January 31, 2020) In the early hours, the Burmese military arrested State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi and a number of her colleagues, carrying out their refusal to accept the results…

Tweet and Thank The U.S. Secretary of State

Please thank Mr. Blinken via Twitter: https://thediplomat.com/2021/01/biden-administration-to-probe-rohingya-genocide-claim/

Action Alert: Contact UNHCR On Freedom Of Movement of Rohingya

Burma has arrested 99 Rohingya seeking to travel within the country outside Rakhine State. Though this lack of freedom is deplorable, we note that at least during the pandemic that those arrested have generally been sent back to Rakhine, instead…

Rohingya Activists and Allies Demand: Release Abul Kalam Immediately

Press Release: 31 December 2020  Contact: Shafiur Rahman | shafiur@gmail.com | Twitter Summary: Well known Bangladeshi and international human rights figures, lawyers, academics, filmmakers, photographers, journalists and human rights focussed organisations are calling for the release of talented, young Rohingya…

North American imams: Bangladesh must halt Rohingya relocation

File photo of Rohingyas board one of the ships at Chittagong Boat Club to travel to Bhashan Char on Friday, December 4, 2020 Humayun Kabir Bhuiyan/Dhaka Tribune Recently, Sesame Street announced two Rohingya puppet characters, demonstrating how the world is…

120 North American Imams & Leaders Write TO Bangladesh Government: Stop Rohingya Relocation To Bhasan Char

Contact: Adem Caroll Adem@justiceforall.org +1 (646) 251-0402 For immediate release  (Washington D.C., 12/23/2020) The Muslim North American leadership has found a united voice on human rights. A diverse group of  120 imams, chaplains, scholars and other leaders in the USA…

North American Imams And Muslim Leaders Letter To Bangladesh Government

H.E. Dr. A. K. Abdul Momen, MP    12/21/2020 Foreign Minister of Bangladesh Ministry of Foreign Affairs Segunbagicha, Dhaka 1000 Bangladesh Dear Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen:  Assalamualaikum, Honorable Foreign Minister, we admire Bangladesh’s remarkable generosity in allowing over a million…

US Embassy In Burma Partners With Genociders, Let Them Know How You Feel

Please tweet: Write to the State Department at: @StateDRL US Embassy @USEmbassyBurma and  Please add: #Rohingya and #TomVajda (the new Ambassador) Leave a comment on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/usembassy.rangoon/photos/a.127051360710025/3537053179709809/ or write to the embassy her: http://mm.usembassy.gov/

Bangladesh Must Immediately Stop The Relocation of Rohingya to Bhasan Char

Burma Task Force demands that the government of Bangladesh must immediately cease its plans to move the Rohingya refugee population to the floating, seasonally submerged island of Bhasan Char. This controversial plan was announced years ago and is now being…

Action Alert! We Have A Rohingya Bill In House And Senate #CallItGenocide

A Crisis of Democracy: Confronting the Unfair Elections in Burma This Week

https://youtu.be/fl2jTWHvpes UN This Week: A Crisis of Democracy: Confronting the Unfair Elections in Burma This Week. A conversation with Marlene Spoerri, Director of Inclusive Democracy and Systems Change at the NGO Independent Diplomat.

Stop Genocide Save Rohingya Now

Burma Task Force (BTF) works to stop genocide in Burma. It is a coalition of 18 Muslim organizations which came together in 2012 at the invitation of Sound Vision in response to systematic attacks by the ultra-nationalist Buddhists upported by…

The Rohingya Rape Victims of the Burmese Military

Assalamu Alaikum Our world has become a painful place for Rohingya women. The Rohingya rape victims often suffer in silence and isolation, as their pain is very personal, especially for the pious religious teenagers who observe hijab. And the Burmese…

The Stop Genocide In Burma August Rally

Tweet At UN: Rohingya Must Be Allowed To Vote In The Burmese Elections

The Burmese government has refused to allow the Rohingya Muslim minority to vote since 2015, and we ask that these voting rights be restored. Democracy cannot be based on oppression or exclusion of minority populations. Despite these serious concerns, the…

Refugees and Displaced Rohingya, All Woman Panel Hosted by Asima Silva

Needs in Bangladesh During the COVID 19 Crisis Moderator, Asima Silva, Justice for All Dr Ranit Mishori, Senior Medical Advisor, Physicians for Human Rights Human Rights Violations against the Rohingya, from Myanmar to Bangladesh, and Health Worker Insights Sharifah Shakirah,…

Next Steps, Elections and Opportunities Discussion hosted by Sr Hena Zuberi

Challenges & Signs of Hope; Possible Roadmaps for Rohingya Advocates Hena Zuberi, Moderator Rohingya Leader and Former MP Schwe Maung Facing the Upcoming Elections in Burma and the USA: Andrea Gittleman, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Educating Policymakers and the…

Partnership Building and Strengthening Solidarity, Facilitated by Adem Carroll

Building Partnerships, Building Solidarity Adem Carroll, Justice for All, Moderator Dr Wakar Uddin, Arakan Rohingya Union:  Building coalitions to Garner Support for the ICJ court case Nadira Kourt, Global Center for Responsibility to Protect Strengthening the UN Process in Behalf…

American Muslims Launch ‘Burma Task Force USA’

WASHINGTON DC—Prominent Muslim American groups have come together to launch Burma Task Force USA with the objective of raising the profile of the Rohingya issue while speaking out against alleged atrocities and human rights violations which have forced thousands to…

Teach-in on Rohingya Genocide in Myanmar

On Saturday, three human rights experts and student advocates gathered over Zoom to call the Yale community’s attention to the Rohingya Genocide in Myanmar. “Justice for Burma,” moderated by Yale Genocide Studies Program Director David Simon, aimed to educate the…

Tweet At Rohingya Donor States

Thank you @StateDept @SecPompeo #StephenBiegun but Rohingya need a future, not just food #RohingyaRefugeesDonors https://www.justiceforall.org/burma-task-force/burma-task-force-rohingya-require-a-future-not-just-food/Tweet Thank you @USAIDMarkGreen  #JohnBarsa #RohingyaNeeds @EUatUN @OlofBSkoog but Rohingya need a future, not just food #RohingyaRefugeesDonors https://www.justiceforall.org/burma-task-force/burma-task-force-rohingya-require-a-future-not-just-food/Tweet

Resources For Congressional Campaign

How to get involved in strategically ending the genocide. The Repatriation Plan drawn without consulting Rohingya refugees envisions 100,000 Rohingya be repatriated beginning January 22, 2018, with thousands of Rohingya, women, men, and children alike, now facing forced deportation from Bangladesh back to Myanmar…

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A Vision For The Future: Rakhine & Rohingya Cooperation

Despite decades of state sanctioned Islamophobic propaganda and attacks on the Rohingya community, there are still a few places in Burma’s western Rakhine state where intercommunal friendship and peaceful coexistence exist. “Sin Tet Maw and the surrounding Buddhist fishing villages…

Azeem Ibrahim: A Preview To The Next Genocide Of Our Time

Writing in the Islamic Monthly, author Azeem Ibrahim discusses the reality of the genocide beign perpetrated against the Rohingya people. “This magazine has published at length articles about the situation of the Rohingya people of Myanmar. According to the U.N.,…

Yangon: Interfaith Demonstrators Protest Anti-Islamic Crimes

Interfaith student youth activists took to the streets of Burma to protest against recent Islamophobic hate crimes that have been perpetrated by extremist Buddhist nationalists against the minority Muslim population of Burma. “We are marching together within every religion! Everyone…

US Set To Renew, But Tweak, Sanctions Against Myanmar

The sanctions that are in place against Burma are set to expire next week. Human rights groups, including Burma Task Force, have called on the US government to renew its sanctions, since the government of Burma has not changed its…

Burma: Military Chief Says “There Are No Rohingya”

Myanmar has no Rohingyas and will not accept the term, Commander-in-Chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing told a press conference held at his offices on May 13. The Union Daily asked about unrest in Rakhine State in relation to the…

Rohingya Hopes Fade As Suu Kyi Continues Old Measures

The ruling NLD party and its leader Aung San Suu Kyi inspired a lot of excitement in a new future when it swept elections this past November. For many of Burma’s long suffering ethnic minorities, including the Rohingya Muslims, her…

Series Of Anti-‘Rohingya’ Protests Planned In Myanmar

Extremists are never satisfied when you capitulate to one of their demands, they will always follow it up by asking for more. By caving to extremists, Suu Kyi has set herself up for more hatemongering demands from the Ma Ba…

Anti-Rohingya Protesters Hit Ayeyarwady Region

The three-hour demonstration in the heat of the afternoon brought hundreds to Shwe Maw Taw Pagoda in Pathein. Over 90 monks and nuns also participated, according to demonstration organisers and locals. The nationalist camp has been in a fervour over…

Kerry Meets Suu Kyi: Emphasizes Human Rights, Rohingya Identity

Secretary of State John Kerry met with Aung San Suu Kyi on May 22 and both held talks about US-Burma cooperation, including pressing issues relating to human rights, the persecution of the Rohingya and of course economic development and investment. Burma Task…

Rohingya Refugee: We Were Hunted Down By Mob

AlJazeera English has published a heartbreaking profile story of a Rohingya Muslim refugee who endured horrific violence and witnessed the brutal murders of family members including four of his own children.: “For decades, Rohingya Muslims have been fleeing Myanmar, a…

Under Siege In Aung Mingalar

Only 4,000 Rohingya remain in the Aung Mingalar quarter in Sittwe, a neighborhood in which 15,000 Rohingya used to live in relative peace and comfort until the pogroms against their community turned their lives upside down. Aung Mingalar has since…

Some Myanmar Citizens Reject Suu Kyi’s Call To Avoid Using Terms ‘Rohingya’ And ‘Bengali’

Suu Kyi, during her meeting with Secretary of State John Kerry stated that the name “Rohingya” and “Bengali” should not be used to refer to the persecuted ethnic Muslim minority because they are divisive and “emotive” terms that don’t help…

Burma’s First Catholic Cardinal Speaks Up For Rohingya, Freedom Of Religion

It is remarkable that such a diverse nation as Burma did not have a Cardinal until February 15, when Pope Francis consecrated Charles Maung Bo as Cardinal, making him the first Catholic Cardinal of Burma. Cardinal Bo is heading the…

Ma Ba Tha In The Classroom: School Teaches Children To ‘Protect Race And Religion’

The ultra-nationalist Ma Ba Tha organization is expanding its operations into the educational sector. The hate group best known for its Islamophobic and anti-Rohingya campaigns of violence and intimidation will now be in the poisition of indoctrinating youth into their…

Ma Ba Tha Vows To Maintain Fight Against Rohingya Citizenship

Extremist monks gathered at a monastery in Insein township in Yangon on Saturday for their annual summit and to mark the three-year anniversary of their organization, the Ma Ba Tha. “The monks vowed to continue protecting race and religion under…

Burma’s Aung San Suu Kyi Forced To Address Rohingya Muslims Issue

In a recent press conference with US Secretary of State John Kerry, Aung San Suu Kyi, was forced to address the Rohingya issue. Up until then she had been conspicuously silent on the matter, her views were ambiguous and punctuated…

Pilot Census Lays Groundwork For Citizenship Verification In Rakhine

The project, which began on June 7, is largely carrying on with the citizenship verification project the last government had launched to address the large stateless community. Immigration officials are counting residents who had been handed light-blue “green cards” last year, and is providing…

Rohingya Reject New Citizenship Verification Cards

RANGOON — A citizenship verification exercise aimed at stateless Muslims in Arakan State, which resumed last month, has been temporarily suspended in Ponnagyun Township, where residents of a small Rohingya village have refused to cooperate. The Rohingya Muslim residents of…

Blog: Portrait Of The Southeast Asian Muslim

Same Islam, Different Colors: a Portrait of the Southeast Asian Muslim by Jennifer Sawicz, Media Relations Director, Burma Task Force USA 13 June 2016 This Ramadan, it is intriguing to see how Islam is different in Southeast Asia, how it…

New Wine In Old Bottles: An Interfaith Glimpse At The Myanmar Censorship Board

by Jennifer Sawicz, Media Relations Director 17 June 2016. Everyone loves a good story. The very existence of film festivals around the world is testament to that. But at the fourth annual Human Rights Human Dignity International Film Festival in…

UN: Rohingya May Be Victims Of Crimes Against Humanity

UN Says Myanmar’s Muslim Minority Group Is Being Subjected To Forced Labour, Sexual Violence And Denied Of Citizenship. Widespread and ongoing violations against Myanmar’s Muslim Rohingya minority, including denial of citizenship, forced labour and sexual violence, could amount to “crimes…

US-Based Burmese Muslim Group Calls On NLD Govt To End Rohingya Persecution, Restore Rights

In a conference held in Los Angeles on Saturday by the Burmese American Muslims Association (BAMA), an international panel of speakers condemned the ongoing persecution of Burma’s Rohingya minority, placing it within the framework of genocide, and calling on the…

Myanmar’s Official Rohingya Genocidal Intent

Written By: Maung Zarni “Never again!”??? @drzarni The slow-burning #Genocide of #Myanmar‘s #Rohingya“. UN, US, UK, EU, ASEAN culpable. Have we no human norms? — maung zarni (@drzarni) February 21, 2014 #Myanmar‘s slow-burning #Rohingya #genocide @FCCThai 25Feb 1030 hr Come see, & hear about #genocidal INTENT @nslwin pic.twitter.com/NPpx41AmA8 — maung zarni (@drzarni) February 21, 2014 Matt Smith,…

Why Obama’s Courtship Of Myanmar Backfired

Josh Kurlantzick writes of the situation in Burma on businessweek.com, November 6th, 2014.  “The argument that Myanmar’s location makes it of critical strategic importance has not been borne out over the past five years, either. Myanmar remains a country with…

Rohingya And National Identities In Burma

“The most controversial aspect of the census recently held in Burma has been the denial of the large Muslim population in Arakan to identify themselves as Rohingya, the term of their choice. The government ban means as many as one…

US Lawmakers Face Pressure On Rohingya Crisis

“America has the power and only America can stop the genocide,” said Karim Yakub, a Rohingya refugee who has lived in the US since 2015 Article from Voa News Michael Bowman WASHINGTON — With no end in sight to the Rohingya…

Burma, EU At Odds Over Rohingya Rights Mission

Burma’s civilian government is holding water for the military. By Robin Emmott | BRUSSELS The European Union clashed on Tuesday with the visiting leader of Myanmar, Aung San Suu Kyi, by publicly supporting an international mission to look into alleged…

Activists Protest Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s London ‘Freedom’ Award

By Sally Kantar Irrawady News Activists and refugees demonstrated as State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi was presented with the Freedom of the City of London award on Monday, calling the recognition “disappointing” in light of ongoing abuses against…

Suu Kyi Handpicks Well-Known Genocidaire For Kofi Annan Panel

In a new announcement, Aung San Suu Kyi has established an advisory commission to find lasting solutions to the issues affecting Rakhine state. In a welcome move she has appointed former UN Security-General Kofi Annan to head the commission. Kofi Annan has previously regretted…

A Rohingya Ramadan

Burma Task Force USA is the only organized advocacy effort putting pressure on Burmese and international governments to end the genocide against the Rohingya and restore their rights as full citizens in their homeland. Every dollar you give goes to…

UN Refugee Head Calls For Citizenship For Myanmar’s Rohingya

BANGKOK —  The U.N.’s top official for refugee affairs said Friday that granting citizenship to members of Myanmar’s Muslim Rohingya minority is crucial for achieving peace in the country’s western state of Rakhine, but economic development is also necessary. United…

Girl, 4, Becomes Face Of Suffering Rohingya Children Starving To Death Amid ‘Ethnic Cleansing’

New York Times Five years after a genocidal wave of anti-Muslim violence forced more than 120,000 Rohingya Muslims into camps in the primarily Buddhist nation of Myanmar, the recently-elected government of Nobel Peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi appears to…

Canada’s Chrystia Freeland Calls Out Burma For Persecution Of Rohingya

The Foreign Minister of Canada, Chrystia Freeland whose office Burma Task Force Canada has met with several times, spoke out against the persecution and continued suffering of Rohingya. On July 10, 2017, she tweeted “The #Rohingya have suffered for too long. @UN…

Journalists ‘Heavily Supervised’ In First Visit To Rohingya Camps, UN Still Barred From Investigation

David Sim, writing for the International Business Times has reported on the first access journalists have gotten to interview and document the stories of Rohingya villagers. The access was restricted to only one village out of the three initially promised, and was ‘heavily supervised’…

Tens Of Thousands Of Rohingya Children Starving

We already knew that the levels of malnutrition and risk of starvation for the Rohingya were high, and now we are getting a clearer picture of the full extent of the devastation wrought by the Burmese military’s “Clearance Operation” against the Rohingya.…

Yanghee Lee: ‘The Situation Is Worsening’ For Rohingya Says UN Special Rapperteur

The situation for the Rohingya is not improving but instead is worsening. This is despite the election of Suu Kyi in 2015 and her promises of reform and inclusion. Genocide is being accelerated as the military and civilian politicians, along…

Questions Over Whether The UN Has Failed The Rohingya

Journalists Peter Oborne, Emmanuel Stoakes and Alastair Sloan published a must read critical piece that questions whether or not the UN has failed the Rohingya in Burma. The reporters investigated how the UN has been operating in Rakhine state and…

In Burma A Rumor Is Enough To Tear Down A Mosque

A home owned by a Buddhist, in a town that we are told prides itself on being completely Buddhist has demolished a house on the rumor that a mosque was being built. The origin of the rumor is unknown but…

Congress Urges Action On Myanmar: Halt Military Training

(Washington, D.C.) – House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley (D-NY) and Representative Steve Chabot (R-Ohio), along with 22 bipartisan members of Congress, sent a letter today to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson calling on the United States to develop a “strong,…

People’s Tribunal Finds Myanmar Guilty Of Rohingya Genocide

The historic Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal with 7 international Judges using international law just declared Rohingya are facing genocide. This strengthens the consensus of charging Myanmar with the genocide of Rohingyas. French President called it genocide. The Bangladesh Foreign Minister called it genocide.…

No Time To Let Up, Time For Action Is Now

The world’s inaction is deafening. The United Nations says that it expects most of the remaining 500,000 Rohingya outside of IDP camps in Burma to cross the border to Bangladesh, seeking safety from the genocidal Burmese military in the coming weeks. And…

Popular Burmese Buddhist Monk Tells Burma’s Military: “Genocidal Killing Is OK In Buddhism”

Dr. Maung Zarni, a Burmese scholar and democracy activist, has translated a portion of a speech on his blog by Sitagu Sayadaw, one of Burma’s most popular monks, that was delivered to packed hall of soldiers from the Burmese military. Sitagu, tells the soldiers that “Genocidal…

Dems Float Revoking Congressional Medal For Myanmar Leader

“The ethnic cleansing of Rohingya from Myanmar continues,” said the UN’s assistant secretary-general for human rights, Andrew Gilmour. (Image: @Getty) Article from The Hill By Mike Lillis Some Democrats are wondering whether Aung San Suu Kyi, the Burmese human rights advocate…

Myanmar Says It Has Verified Fewer Than 400 Rohingya For Repatriation

“Myanmar has only been able to verify 374 Rohingya Muslim refugees for possible repatriation from Bangladesh” Written By: Thu Thu Aung and Shoon Naing (Image: Reuters/Andrew RC Marshall)  Article from Reuters Myanmar has only been able to verify 374 Rohingya Muslim refugees…

Aung San Suu Kyi Cannot Be Prosecuted In Australia, Christian Porter Says

“Aung San Suu Kyi cannot face prosecution for crimes against humanity while in Australia because she has immunity” Written By: Ben Doherty Article from The Guardian Aung San Suu Kyi cannot face prosecution for crimes against humanity while in Australia because…

Malaysian PM Condemns Inaction Of Aung San Suu Kyi Over Rohingya ‘Suffering’

“Malaysia’s Prime Minister has reproached Myanmar’s State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi by criticising her nation’s treatment of Rohingya Muslims” Written By: Stephen Dziedzic (Image: ABC News/Tayrn Southcombe) Article from ABC Malaysia’s Prime Minister has reproached Myanmar’s State Counsellor Aung San Suu…

UN Chief ‘Shocked’ By Top Myanmar General’s Comments On Rohingya

The UN Secretary General expressed shock and disapproval over comments made by Burma’s top general Written By: Reuters Staff Photo by: REUTERS/Mohammad Ponir Hossain United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres expressed “shock” at comments by Myanmar’s military chief in which he said the Rohingya…

American Interfaith Leaders Laud Bangladesh For Sheltering Rohingya

“They dubbed the Myanmar army’s massacre of Rohingyas genocide and emphasized the importance of setting up a safe zone for them in Rakhine state.” Written By: Nawaz Farhin (Image:Nawaz Farhin/Dhaka Tribune) The ‘Interfaith Coalition to Stop Genocide in Burma’ organized a 14-member…

Philippines’ Duterte Cites ‘Genocide’ In Myanmar, Says Will Take Refugees

“Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on Thursday (April 5) “genocide” was taking place in Myanmar” Written By: Reuters Staff Photo by:AFP Article from Reuters: MANILA (REUTERS) – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on Thursday (April 5) “genocide” was taking place in Myanmar…

Rakhine Parliament Says No To Rohingya Resettlement In Southern Maungdaw

” The Rakhine State Parliament on Friday approved a proposal to urge the union government not to resettle non-citizen Muslim refugees “ Written By: Min Aung Khine Photo by:Min Aung Khine / The Irrawaddy Article from the Irrawaddy: The Rakhine State Parliament on…

Mark Zuckerberg Sent An Apology Letter About Myanmar. These NGOs Called It “Grossly Insufficient.”

“one may ask about his company’s role in spreading hate speech in a country that’s been beset by ethnic conflict” Written By: Ryan Mac Photo by:AFP / Getty Images Article by BuzzFeed: A group of six nongovernmental organizations in Myanmar said on…

War Crimes Prosecutor Seeks Jurisdiction Over Rohingya Deportations

“The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) has asked it to rule on whether it has jurisdiction over the deportations of Rohingya people from Myanmar to Bangladesh” Written By: Reuters Staff Photo by:REUTERS/Mohammad Ponir Hossain Reporting by: Toby Sterling Editing by:Kevin…

Ask Mark Zuckerberg About Facebook’s Role In The Rohingya Genocide

“Almost a million Rohingyas have been forced to flee to Bangladesh after facing waves after waves of attacks, often spurred by campaigns on Facebook” Written By: Imam Malik Mujahid Photo by:AP Photo/ Gemunu Amarasinghe  Article from Washington Examiner: When lawmakers question Facebook…

My Visit To The World’s Largest Refugee Camp — The Incredible Stories I Heard In Bangladesh

Even Fox News has begun to report on Rohingya suffering, thanks to the involvement of interfaith allies Written By: Nicolee Ambrose Photo by:REUTERS/Jorge Silva Op-Ed from Fox News:  “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” This call to action by the…

Photography Pulitzers Awarded For Coverage Of Charlottesville And Rohingya Refugee Crisis

“The photography staff of Reuters won the Pulitzer Prize for feature photography for its coverage of the Rohingya refugee crisis” Written By: The New York Times Photo by:Damir Sagolj/Reuters Article from New York Times:  The photography staff of Reuters won the Pulitzer Prize…

‘Untouchable’ Myanmar Army Under Fire Over Torture And Murder Claims

” in the UN’s annual report detailing acts of violence carried out by armed forces in 2017, the Myanmar military was listed for the first time” Written By: Joshua Carroll Photo: Soe Zeya Tun/Reuters In the UN’s annual report on global military violence…

Family Of Whistleblowing Myanmar Cop Evicted After Testimony

“The family of a Myanmar policeman who testified in court that two Reuters reporters had been set up was evicted from their police housing a day after his evidence” Written By: AFP News Photo: Sai Aung Main/Getty Images One day after…

Humanitarian Buddhist Project

More than a thousand Buddhist leaders, teachers and practitioners from 45 countries have signed an international appeal to the governing body of all Buddhist monastics in Myanmar. The appeal calls on the monastic leadership to take a strong stand against…

Hundreds Of Rohingya Supporters Stand In Front Of Congress And Demand Sanctions On Burma

(Washington DC August 27, 2018) Hundreds of supporters of Rohingya, Rohingya former refugees, elected officials, interfaith partners gathered on the grounds of the Congress, near the aptly named Peace Circle for the Save Rohingya Day Rally, on August 25, 2018.  This…

Canada Calls It A Genocide

Written By: Globe & Mail More than 100 legal experts, civil society organizations and human-rights advocates are urging Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his government to declare the violent campaign against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar genocide. In a letter to Mr.…

42 NGOs Warn That Return Of Refugees To Myanmar Now Would Be Dangerous And Premature.

Humanitarian and civil society agencies working in Rakhine State in Myanmar and in the Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh are deeply concerned that the repatriation of refugees will commence in mid-November, according to an announcement of the Joint Working Group…

Facebook Admits It Was Used To Incite Violence In Myanmar

Submitted by Aqsa Tahir on November 09, 2018 Facebook has long promoted itself as a tool for bringing people together to make the world a better place. Now the social media giant has acknowledged that in Myanmar it did the opposite, and…

Ask Congress For Full Sanctions Of Burma

The US House overwhelmingly passed H.Resolution 90 condemning Burma. This sets the stage for the final push to pass two companion bills: Senate Bill 2060: Bill To Promote Democracy and Human Rights in Burma and House Resolution 4223: Burma Act…

No Reason To Hide Our Faces: The Stories Of Rohingya Survivors

Al-salamu ‘Alaikum, Our world has become a painful place for Rohingya women. Rohingya rape victims often suffer in silence and isolation, as their pain is very personal. It is the worst trauma possible, with lifelong consequences. And the Burmese military knows it. So…

Aye Maung, Genocidal Anti-Rohingya Leader Elected

Aye Maung, a leader of the ANP or Arakan National Party is a virulently anti-Rohingya genocidalist who has been implicated in the 2012 pogroms and riots targeting the Rohingya Muslims. Maung won recent elections that were held on April 1st on an…

Burma Military Chief Min Aung Hlaing Rules Out Rohingya Citizenship

Myanmar’s military chief on Monday denounced the claim to citizenship by Rohingya Muslims and defended the government’s crackdown on them. “We have already let the world know that we don’t have Rohingya in our country,” army chief Min Aung Hlaing said in…

Wirathu Banned From Speaking For One Year By Top Buddhist Org.

A Myanmar monk infamous for his bilious anti-Muslim tirades has been banned from giving sermons for a year by the country’s top Buddhist body, an unprecedented slapdown on a man whose hate speech has galvanised religious tensions.     Wirathu, a monk…

UN High Rep. Calls For Inquiry But EU, UK, Australia Won’t Back It

The United Nations’ Special Rapporteur to Burma, Yanghee Lee, has told the UN Rights Council, that the evidence “indicates the government may be trying to expel the Rohingya population from the country altogether.” Lee’s call for a Commission of Inquiry has…

The Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal Hearings On Myanmar Crimes Against Rohingya And Kachin

The Rome-based International Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal (PPT), will hold hearings in London on March 6-8 at Queen Mary University (LIVE Feed)  where evidence will be presented, and expert testimony heard on crimes committed by the Myanmar (Burma) state against persecuted Rohingya and Kachin…

UNSR, Yanghee Lee: “[W]Hat I Heard During My Visit To Bangladesh Was Worse Than I Had Anticipated.”

The United Nation Special Rapporteur, Yanghee Lee, has just wrapped up her investigative tour to Cox’s Bazaar in Bangladesh where she and her team interviewed recently displaced Rohingya fleeing Burma-Myanmar’s “Clearance Operation.” DHAKA — Rohingya refugees who fled violence in Myanmar…

Four Corners: Journey Into Hell

A documentary by ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) “investigates the network that has trafficked tens of thousands of Rohingya refugees from Myanmar into Thailand, through eye-witness accounts as well as video and audio recordings. Reporter Mark Davis travelled undercover into Myanmar to…

Campaign To End Rape In Burma

#Riseagainstrape INTRODUCTION “Rape is used in my country as a weapon of war. It is used as a weapon by armed forces to intimidate the ethnic nationalities and to divide our country.” (Aung San Suu Kyi, speaking at a conference of…

Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal On Burma’s Crimes Against Humanity

Tribunal Indictment  Final Judgement  Live Stream  Judges  Volunteer  Donate The 2nd Tribunal Session: September 18-22, 2017 – University Of Malaya-KL At the opening proceedings of the PPT in Malaysia, the prosecutors’ presented the final indictment that charges Myanmar’s military and political…

Khutba Points For Rohingya Muslims

Describe the situation • In the last couple of weeks 125,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled to Bangladesh whereas 400,000 are uprooted within Burma and the UN is prevented from providing them water and food. • Rohingyas are indigenous people of…

Resources For Rallies

Oct. 29: Worldwide Silent Demonstration For Rohingyas As the UN general assembly is reconvened in October, Burma Task Force is calling for a day of worldwide silent demonstrations to protest the genocide of Rohingyas. The demonstrations will be held on…

Senators & Ambassadors Contact Info

UN Security Council Ambassadors: France Ambassador: Francois Delattre: @FDelattre China Ambassador: Liu Jieyi: +1 (212) 655-6141 Russia Ambassador: Vasily Nebenzya: @RuassiaUN UK Ambassador: Matthew Rycroft: @MatthewRycroft1 US Ambassador: Nikki Haley: @nikkihaley Bolivia Ambassador: Sacha Llorenty: @SachaLlorenti Egypt Ambassador: Amr Abdellatif…

Congressional Campaign

OUR CURRENT BILL IS SENATE BILL 1186 (S.1186), THE “BURMA HUMAN RIGHTS AND FREEDOM ACT OF 2019.” THE SENATE BILL WILL: Mandate the U.S. government take steps to end the persecution against the Rohingya, and other ethnic peoples of Burma. Facilitate…

Genocide

Using the word Genocide is a big deal. Politicians and world leaders are careful to avoid saying it, preferring to use ‘ethnic cleansing’ instead. Why? Because it is a legally specific and a politically charged word that requires action by the U.N. Once you say ‘Genocide’, there’s no going back. It’s…

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FAQ

Frequently Asked QuestionsHow can one justify that Myanmar/Burma is, in fact, the Rohingya people’s ancestral land? All history books across the board agree that there were several dynasties in Arakan areas which for centuries extended on both sides of the Naf river.…

List Of Embassies And Ambassadors

A list of embassies and ambassadors you should reach out to: Brunei DarussalamDato Paduka Haji Serbini bin Haji Ali(202) 237-1838info@bruneiembassy.org3520 International Court, NW, Washington DC 20008 CambodiaH.E. Ambassador Mr. Chum, Sounry(202) 726-7742camemb.usa@mfa.gov.kh4530 16th Street, NW, Washington DC 20011 The Embassy…

Who Are The Rohingya?

Ancestral Roots Present-day Rakhine state (also known as Arakan), is the ancient, ancestral homeland of the Rohingya. The Rohingya are a distinct ethnicity, predominantly Muslim, with their own language. The Rohingya trace back their presence in Rakhine state, on the…

Resources For Activism

This is the chance for you to start your own activism. We have gathered a few resources on this page to help you organize events and actions towards ending the genocide taking place in Burma against the Rohingya people. Here…

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A Two Month Campaign Guide: Feb-March 2018

Stop Rohingya Genocide A Two Month Campaign Guide: Feb-March 2018 Goals of the Campaign: Passage of Senate Bill S 2060 and House Res. 4223 to impose sanctions on almost all leaders of Burmese military and facilitate a path to determine…

7 Ways To Check If Your Candidate Is Rohingya-Friendly

As a constituent whose voice makes a difference, ask your candidates to move beyond their normal talking points and start conversations about issues that matter to you, like the Rohingya Genocide. Your United States Senators and Members of the United…

Protestors Hope To Draw Attention To Genocide

Published Oct. 4, 2012 in Advisor & Source NewspapersBy Sean Delaney Calling for greater media coverage of atrocities being committed against Rohingya Muslims in Burma (Myanmar), a group of about a dozen protesters marched Sept. 28 with signs held high…

U.N. Still Trying To Figure Out If Mass Graves Filled With Rohingya Bodies Constitute A Genocide

(A MAN TAKES PHOTOS WITH A MOBILE PHONE OF THE DEAD BODIES IN YEBAWKYA VILLAGE, MAUNGDAW ON SEPTEMBER 27, 2017. MYANMAR’S ARMY SAID ON SEPTEMBER 24, 2017 IT HAD DISCOVERED A MASS GRAVE CONTAINING THE BODIES OF 28 HINDUS, INCLUDING…

US Says ‘Deeply Troubled’ By Reports Of Myanmar Mass Graves

(A reception point for Rohingya refugees at Haria Khali Primary School in Sabrang Union of Teknaf Upazila, in Bangladesh.) Article from Clicklancashire.com Lawrence Kim In her briefing, Lee described her visit to refugee camps in neighboring Bangladesh and various other areas, where almost 700,000…

Adem Carroll Interview On WCRN’s “The Perspective” With Asima Silva

Burma Task Force USA’s UN Programs Director, Adem Carroll was interviewed by Asima Silva, host of WCRN’s radio program “The Perspective” on World Refugee Day. Adem, spoke on the history of Burma and how the Rohingya fit into the region…

‘The Rohingya Aylan Kurdi’: Will The World Take Notice Now?

(CNN)Face down in the mud, a baby boy lies still after washing up on a river bank. His name is Mohammed Shohayet, a 16-month-old Rohingya refugee whose family fled their home for Bangladesh to escape the violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine…

Suu Kyi Commission Concludes Rohingya Rape Testimonies “Fabricated” By “Terrorists”

We live in an age when reality and truth are blatantly subverted and most do not care, since truth in their eyes is subordinate to their interests. In Burma, when it comes to ethnic minorities, both the military and Suu…

Rohingya: Persecuted In Myanmar, Neglected In Bangladesh

In the past two months, the government has repeatedly insisted that their security operations are aimed at apprehending “violent attackers” and are being conducted “in accordance with the law”. However, the evidence presented in this report suggests that security forces…

New Satellite Imagery Exposes Scale Of Destruction Of Rohingya Villages

According to Human Rights Watch, over 1,500 Rohingya (likely more) homes have been detroyed since the Burmese military undertook its so-called “clearance” operations against militants. The Burmese military is collectively punishing the entire Rohingya population for attacks on the border…

Bertil Lintner Makes Facts Up About Rohingya While Playing To Popular And Policy-Islamophobia

Written By: Maung Zarni Reproduced with consent of author. The Irrawaddy is a disputable anti-Rohingya racist platform run by a group of anti-Rohingya Burmese, which published this racist cartoon. Why would a well-respected Swedish journalist based in Chiang Mai, Thailand for over several…

BBC Slips Burmese Military Talking Point Into Its Coverage

The BBC, especially reporter Jonah Fisher have done great work covering the persecution of the stateless Rohingya. However, a recent BBC news report gives credence to a faulty and dangerous Burmese military talking point when it states “in the past the Rohingya…

ALJAZEERA: Myanmar Accused Of New Destruction Of Rohingya Villages

High-definition satellite images show 820 newly identified structures destroyed in five Rohingya Muslim villages in the Myanmar’s troubled Rakhine state this month where the military is carrying out counter-insurgency operations, according to Human Rights Watch (HRW). In a statement released…

Rohingya Are Being Killed By Burmese Forces: 24 Dead So Far

The situation in Rakhine state is dire and urgent action is required to stem the worst state-led violence the Rohingya have faced since 2012. The facts: i. 24 people were killed on Monday ii. In Maungdaw 7 villagers were shot…

Emergency Rohingya Town Hall – May 23, 2015

Please join us for a town hall conversation regarding the emergency situation of Rohingyas.  This call will take place on May 23, 2015 at 10:00 AM Central time and will be led by Imam Abdul Malik Mujahid.  Official registration is…

Myanmar’s President Signs Controversial Bills Into Law

Myanmar’s President Thein Sein recently signed into law four bills, proposed by radical Buddhists, that are considered by many human rights groups to be anti-Muslim.       According to an article on Yahoo News, “President Thein Sein signed the Monogamy…

Myanmar Backsliding Opens US Diplomatic Strategy To Doubts

Even after negotiations with US diplomats, Myanmar’s President Thein Sein still signed into law a bill that calls for controlling the population of ethnic minorities.       According to an article in the Manila Times, “Myanmar’s leaders have repeatedly rebuffed…

Myanmar Election Body Rejects Muslim Parliamentary Candidates

According to an article in Radio Free Asia, 17 out of 18 members of the Democracy and Human Rights Party, an Islamic party, were rejected by Myanmar’s Union Election Commission. This could cause the party to disband, since law requires that…

Refugees Starting New Life In The US Heartland

Saeedah Abubakar, a Rohingya Muslim, left her homeland with her husband, a Buddhist, in order to escape religious persecution, and ended up in Omaha, Nebraska, in the heartland of the United States.        According to WOWT News, Abubakar and…

Hardline Monks Claim Victory As Muslim Rohingya Face Poll Exclusion

Perhaps the U.S. should rethink it’s self-acclaimed “diplomatic victory” in Myanmar.       According to Mizzima, the instigators of the anti-Muslim campaign, radical Buddhist groups, are rejoicing over the fact that discriminating bills have been signed by the president and…

Aung San Suu Kyi’s Party Excludes Muslim Candidates

According to BBC, sources within Aung San Suu Kyi’s party, National League for Democracy (NLD), have informed that there are no Muslim candidates among their total of 1,151.       Though she is considered a champion of human rights,…

No Rohingya Agenda In Myanmar Polls

 In an article written on New Straits Times Online by Ferooze Ali, the author discusses the reasons why Myanmar has close to zero motivation for allowing Rohingya representation in the elections.       “First is the population ratio between Buddhists and…

Oct 2015 Protest Rally At International Criminal Court

6th Oct 2015 Protest Rally at the ICC (International Criminal Court), The Hague, Netherlands Call for International Solidarity Where: International Criminal court Maanweg 174, 2516 AB Den Haag, Netherlands When: Tuesday 6 October 2015 Time: 1:00 to 3:00 pm  …

Save The Date: August 19 Is “World Rohingya Day!”

*Download PDF file below for instructions on how to participate on World Rohingya Day* Life is continuing to worsen for the Rohingya Muslims in Burma. At the same time, international news media outlets only pay attention to their suffering when sensational events…

URGENT: On Sept. 16, Rally For Rohingya Muslims

Al-salamu ‘alaikum, The U.N. refugee agency says that 123,000 Rohingya refugees have fled to Bangladesh in the last 10 days after the latest Burmese military attacks against the Rohingya. There are another 400,000 Rohingya Muslims estimated to be trapped in…

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Rally In Washington

Rally Taking place in Washington, D.C.

Rallies Taking Place In Various Cities Of America

Canada: Andrew Day’s Photo Exhibit “Testimony”

Freelance photojournalist Andrew Day’s photo exhibit, “Testimony” sponsored by the Burma Task Force ran from May 8-14 in Toronto, Canada. The opening reception of the event was a success. Ahmed Ramadan, Outreach Coordinator for Burma Task Force-Canada also spoke at…

Sept. 16 At Federal Plaza: Chicago Rally To Save Rohingya

As the UN general assembly is reconvened in mid-September, Burma Task Force is calling for a day of worldwide silent demonstrations to protest the genocide of Rohingyas. The demonstrations will be held on Saturday, September 16. CHICAGO RALLY TO SAVE…

Rohingya Genocide Remembrance Day

World Save Rohingya Day – August 25th Brothers and sisters, we are approaching the 1-year anniversary of the massive, brutal attack on Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine that caused hundreds of thousands to flee for their lives into the refugee camps of Bangladesh.…

Burma Task Force: New York Rally For The Rohingya

As the Burmese military “clearance operation” continues to collectively punish the Rohingya through its: mass arrests, murders, rapes, illegal detention and the denial of food aid to thousands, many around the world are raising their voice against the oppressive Burmese…

D.C. Vigil And Ministerial Conference On Religious Freedom

D.C. Vigil and Ministerial Conference on Religious Freedom As you know, religious freedoms of Muslims and other minorities are constantly under attack around the world. However, in Burma, Rohingya Muslims and Kachin Christians both together have lost at least 1,000…

Rohingya Genocide Remembrance Day

Rohingya Rallies

One year ago, 12,000 Burmese soldiers descended on Rohingya neighborhoods in Burma. What followed was a brutal wave of state-sponsored terror, explicitly aimed at driving the Rohingya out of the country. To briefly recap the events of August, 2017: the…

Flyer Template For Worldwide Protests

Sept. 16: Worldwide Silent Demonstration For Rohingyas As the UN general assembly is reconvened in mid-September, Burma Task Force is calling for a day of worldwide silent demonstrations to protest the genocide of Rohingyas. The demonstrations will be held on…

Call-A-Thon

Call 202-224-3121 or find your local representative at whoismyrepresentative.com Feb 1 – Feb 28 Contact your Senator here and ask them to support Senate Resolution 2060. Contact your Representative here and ask them to support House Resolution 4223. Talking Points The Rohingya are an indigenous…

Be A Part Of The Burma Peoples’ Tribunal: Sept, 18-22

The 2nd Tribunal Session: September 18-22, 2017 – University Of Malaya-KL The concluding session of the Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal (PPT) will be held at the University of Malaya Law Faculty Moot Court in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from September 18-22. It will pick up where…

Register For Rohingya Advocacy Day

Register for Advocacy Day Click Here To Register Today WHAT: Rohingya Advocacy Day 2019 WHERE: Capitol Hill. Washington D.C. WHEN: March 12, 2019 at 9:00 AM CLICK HERE TO REGISTER TODAY The second annual Rohingya Advocacy Day is on March…

UN Panel

BTF assisted United Nation’s Panel with speakers Arun Jain, UNHCR, Moderator Eva Richter, NGO Committee on Migration, Myra Dahgaypaw, US Campaign for Burma, Adem Carroll Burma Task Force Adem Carroll from Burma Task Force took part in a United Nation’s…

Save Rohingya Day Rallies

Save Rohingya Day- Rally In Washington, D.C.

Host A Callathon

friends and family over for tea or coffee during the daytime (when Embassies and UN Missions are open) and go through the lists of UN Missions and embassies and State Department numbers together. Host a Callathon in your place of worship.  Please ask permission (Jummah…

Tickets For Burma Task Force Benefit Dinner

Purchase your tickets here  1+ million Rohingya in refugee camps. 52.3 % of women raped. Thousands of orphans. Waiting for aid and justice.  Hundreds of thousands in concentration camps in Burma. Help stop the genocide. Join us December 2, 2018 in support of…

Coming Up: Burma Task Force Action & Events

Burma Task Force USA Chair Abdul Malik Mujahid will speak on the current reality and plight of the Rohingya in Burma-Myanmar. The event is being held by Amnesty International in conjunction with BTF at St. Louis University: Tuesday, April 4, 2017.…

Register For Capitol Hill Advocacy Day

Click Here to Register Today WHAT: Capitol Hill Advocacy Day 2019 WHERE: Capitol Hill. Washington D.C. WHEN: June 18-19, 2019 at 9:00 AM Click Here to Register Today Capitol Hill Advocacy Day is on June 19, 2019 in Washington DC.…

World Rohingya Day August 19th & 3 Month Action

World Rohingya Day August 19th; 3 Month Action Plan

BTF Speaking Out Against The Persecution Of Rohingya

BTF is consistently speaking out and advocating for an end to the genocide against the Rohingya. Recently, Malik Mujahid presented expert evidence of war crimes committed by the Burmese government against Rohingya at the Peoples’ Tribunal. Mujahid, also spoke to…

BTF Rallies For Rohingya

Burma Task Force’s Jennifer Sawicz, addresses the crowd at a Rohingya Rally in Chicago, IL on Nov 11th 2016.

Chicago #Rohingya Rally: Justice Now!

On Sunday, October 30, over one hundred demonstrators gathered in the West Rogers Park neighborhood on Chicago’s northside to rally for #Rohingya rights, and against the on-going military operation that has targeted their communities in their ancient homeland of Burma.…

World Rohingya Day Global Rallies

On August 19, 2016, rallies were held across the globe to show support and bring awareness to the plight of the Rohingya, an oppressed muslim minority indigenous to Burma’s Rahkine State.

Rohingya Panel Discussion At University Of Toronto Mississauga (UTM)

Mark your calendars: on March 27, Burma Task Force Canada representatives, Ahmed Ramadan and Taha Ghayyur will be discussing the Rohingya crisis on a panel with RAC founder Anwar Arakani, Mississauga MP Iqra Khalid, and Chaplain Amjad Tarsin. This is an…

Join BTF At ISNA Convention 2016: Booth #410

BTF will be present at the largest Muslim American Convention in North America, ISNA 2016. We will be located near the West entrance at Booth #410 in the Bazaar. From September 2-5, BTF will be raising awareness and interacting with…

“1,2,3,4. Genocide Has Got To Go!” – 1st World Rohingya Day Celebrated

On Friday, 19 August 2016, the first World Rohingya Day demonstrations took place around the world. Thanks to all who organized, participated, and publicized these rallies. Rallies and demonstrations took place in London, UK; Washington DC, Toronto, Canada, New York, Chicago; Stockholm,…

Stop Genocide- Virginia Presentation And Benefit Dinner

Buy Tickets here https://www.burmataskforce.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=4 For Sponsorship opportunities contact Anika Rahman at anika@justiceforall.org

Rohingya Given Two Bleak Choices: Reclassification Or Jail

Most of Myanmar’s 1.1 million Rohingyas already live in apartheid-like conditions in western Rakhine, where deadly clashes with ethnic Rakhine Buddhists in 2012 displaced 140,000 people, mostly Rohingyas. Now they are offering them a bleak choice: accept reclassification and prospect…

British Reporter Provides Firsthand Account Of Destruction In Meiktila

A British Muslim reporter who traveled to Meiktila talked to people involved in the violence against Muslims in the central Burmese town. One sister said she was forced to prostrate to monks after they burned her husband alive. “They beat…

Wouldn’t The United Nations Or US Have Done Something If This Was Really Important?

Decades of Rohingya persecution and destruction by Myanmar, a UN member state, are well-documented and well-known to all 5 permanent members of the Security Council. The OIC (Organization of Islamic Cooperation) and its member states including Malaysia and Indonesia have…

If It Was Actually Genocide Then Wouldn’t There Be Scenes Like In Rwanda Or Cambodia’s Killing Fields?

Popular perception of a genocide is about dramatic spikes of mass killings as in Cambodia of Khmer Rouge days (1975-79) or 1994 Rwanda. But a genocide is not simply about media-genic scenes of mass killings. The single most influential –…

What Solid Evidence Is There That The Military And /Or Government Are Involved?

Virtually all human rights reports on the situation of Rohingya, including reports of the UN Human Rights Rapporteurs on Myanmar have noted both direct and indirect involvement of Myanmar’s security forces, which are centrally – not locally from Rakhine state…

So This Is Buddhists Against Muslims?

No, absolutely not. Again as explained above, it is in fact Myanmar nationalists acting irrationally towards the manufactured enemy of Buddhist faith and Myanmar race, Muslims of all ethnic backgrounds. Because Rohingya are concentrated in the pockets in Northern Rakhine…

What Is Really Happening To Myanmar’s Muslim Rohingya? Why Is It Significant?

A slow burning genocide of 36-years with periodic spikes of violence and killings followed by waves of exoduses of fleeing Refugees to nearby Bangladesh, as well as Thailand, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, Australia and other Western countries. Myanmar’s genocidal treatment of…

Buddhists Show Support Of Rohingyas

Buddhist leaders from around the world issued a statement that urged Buddhists in Burma to show compassion and respect to the Muslims in Rakhine State. Many Buddhists in that state have been complicit in holding demonstrations and acting violently toward…

World Buddhist Leaders’ Response To The Growing Ethnic Violence Against Muslims In Myanmar

In the last few months, Jack Kornfield has organized a group of concerned Buddhist elders, including the Dalai Lama and Thich Nhat Hanh, to publish a full-page letter in Burmese newspapers encouraging the Burmese to stand up for their noble tradition…

A Reluctant Hero Of The Rohingya In Burma

Amnesty International’s Kristian Hulaas Sunde conducted an interview with U Kyaw Hla Aung, a 75-year old attorney, who has been repeatedly jailed by Burma for his peaceful political work. Mr. Aung states that his work is for everyone, and therefore…

We Must Stop Lying To Ourselves – And To The World

We must stop lying, as a people of Burma or Myanmar.  For nearly 40 years – since 1979, the country’s successive military leaderships from Ne Win (1962-88), Khin Nyunt-Than Shwe (1988-2004) and ThanShwe-TheinSein (2004-present) – have as a matter of…

Union Of Burma Government-Issued Civil Servant ID: Rohingya Identity, 1970

The ID depicts Myanmar President Thein Sein, and was apparently issued in 1970.  His ethnicity is described in this official government document as “Rohingya,” and his religion as “Islam.”  This would directly contradict the words and actions of the current…

U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Warning

The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Early Warning project has identified Burma as the #1 country at risk of state-led mass killing. Statistics from the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum Hundreds have been killed, tens of thousands have fled under the most…

A Historical Document: Inter-Ethnic Solidarity With The Persecuted Muslims Of Arakan Or Rakhine, May 1978

Inter-ethnic solidarity for the Rohingya/Muslims of Arakan – dated 17 May 1978   “We, the Representatives of the peoples of Kachin, Karen, Palaung, Lahu, Shan and Wa, in deep sorrow, hereby express our heart-felt sympathy to the defenceless Muslims who fled…

Oslo Conference – Transcripts Of Messages Sent By International Leaders

Downloand below transcripts from important messages of support for the Oslo Conference and for Rohingya rights! Nobel Peace laureates, former heads of state, and international leaders in peace and human rights issues send their messages of support for the Rohingya…

Stop the Genocide in Burma August Rally

This month marks the three year anniversary of the mass genocidal expulsion of the Rohingya people from their homeland. However, this atrocity is not one of the past. The Burmese military has a monopoly on political power, and it operates…

The Ummah Is Alive

Assalamu Alaikum, The Ummah is alive and well. Yes. We don’t hear that often. Do we? There are struggles and challenges. But, then, there are those stepping up to surmount these obstacles. I started writing this note at a Rohingya…

What She Did Not Tell Me Was The Story

Al-Salamu ‘Alaikum Why did this young ‎Rohingya girl leave ‎Burma on her own?  Why would parents sell everything they own and put their beloved daughter onto a wooden boat to travel at the mercy of treacherous seas and an uncertain…

Where Is Sister Ayesha?

Ayesha is a Rohingya woman who lived with her husband in the Arakan area of Burma, until her husband was killed by extremist Buddhists. Not much more is known about the death of Ayesha’s husband, but we know it left…

Reward: $5,000 For Service Of Process On Burmese Official

BTF is also offering a $5,000 USD reward to any person who is able to deliver the US Federal Court of Southern New York’s summons to Burma’s foreign minister, U Wunna Maung Lwin. The reward will be given to the…

BTF Now Hiring Associate Operations Manager & Outreach Manager

Associate Operations Manager This is a full-time, salaried position located in Chicago. Justice for All is a non-profit organization that advocates for human rights causes that do not currently receive mainstream attention.  This position relates to Burma Task Force, a…

Maryam: A Rohingya Story

by Jennifer Sawicz Media Relations Director, Burma Task Force This story is adapted from the transcript of an interview taken in May 2016 at the ICNA relief center in Chicago. To protect her privacy, the Rohingya refugee woman’s name has…

House Foreign Affairs Committee Urges Emergency UN Council Meeting For Rohingya Muslims

In an important and positive development the Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee has sent a letter to Ambassador Samantha Powers, requesting an urgent UN Council meeting to address the plight of the Rohingya. The following is the text…

Joint Letter To Governments On The UN Fact-Finding Mission On Burma

Dear Your Excellency, We, the undersigned, call on States, including the United States, United Kingdom and the member states of the European Union, Association of Southeast Asian Nations, and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation to strongly encourage the Myanmar government…

Day 1: Tribunal Hearings Receive Expert Testimony On Genocide & Atrocities

The first day of hearings at the International Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal in London saw testimony by expert witnesses from across the world who are intimately familiar with the plight of the #Rohingya, as well as first-hand testimony from Rohingya who…

Peoples’ Tribunal Judges

The following are the confirmed judges who will be present at the Second Peoples’ Tribunal on Burma’s Crimes Against Humanity: Bellur Narayanaswamy Srikrishna (India) An Indian jurist and a retired judge of the Supreme Court of India. From 1993–98, he headed the…

Joint NGO Letter To UN Secretary-General António Guterres About The Situation In Myanmar’s Rakhine State

16 February 2017 H.E. Mr. António GuterresSecretary-General of the United NationsExecutive Office of the Secretary-GeneralS-3800, United Nations Secretariat BldgNew York, NY 10017 Re: Joint NGO Letter to UN Secretary-General António Guterres about the situation in Myanmar’s Rakhine State Your Excellency,…

Organizational Letter To The US Secretary Of State, Congress And US Ambassador To The UN Regarding The Targeting Of Rohingya Civilians In Myanmar

AN ORGANIZATIONAL LETTER REGARDING MYANMAR’S MILITARY CAMPAIGN TARGETING ROHINGYA CIVILIANS IN MYANMAR September 5, 2017 On August 25, 2017, the Myanmar Military bombed 25 Rohingya villages reportedly using six gunship helicopters, navy ships and tanks as Rohingya families slept. Reports…

LaunchGood: Help End Rohingya Genocide In Burma

Story Updates Donors As of now,  according to the UN estimates, 300,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled to Bangladesh. Human Right Watch reports that villages on a 100-kilometer stretch were set on fire. Killing is still ongoing. The UN is being blocked…

Buddhist Support

“War ends only when people love each other.” -Buddha Buddhism has a well-deserved reputation in the popular imagination as a non-violent, peaceful religion that rejects hatred and teaches compassion. Images of the self-immolation of Buddhist monks protesting the US invasion and…

Tawwakol Karman

“How many Rohingya have to die; how many Rohingya women will be raped; how many communities will be razed before you raise your voice?” (Countercurrents)

Speak Up For Rohingya

Silence has been the most effective tool again Rohingya. False information or lack of political support help breed the systematic violence that is forcing them to flee once again. The Rohingya need your help. Speak for Rohingya

Malala Yousafzai

“Over the last several years I have repeatedly condemned this tragic and shameful treatment [of Rohingya].I am still waiting for my fellow Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi to do the same. The world is waiting and the Rohingya Muslims…

Joint Letter From Canadian Legal Experts On Rohingya Crisis To Canadian Government

Letter circulated at the request of the Burma Task Force  To: The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, PC, MP Prime Minister of Canada The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, PC, MP Minister of Foreign Affairs The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, PC, MP Minister of…

May You Have A Blessed Eid

Ramadan has past. It was an especially hard one for many of our Rohingya brothers and sisters, who are suffering in camps with little food and water. They’ve been hit by cyclones and als continue to face the persecution of Burmese military…

Your 5 Minutes TODAY Are Critical For Rohingyas

We have reached a pivotal point in our efforts to deliver justice for the Rohingya. Your 5 minutes today and tomorrow will make a huge difference. The U.S. Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, is on the verge of making a major decision…

Memorandum: Potential ICC Investigation Into Alleged Crimes Against The Rohingya

Written By: Megan Hirst & James Kirk Introduction We represent a group of Rohingya victims from the village of Tula Toli. In proceedings at the International Criminal Court (ICC or “the Court”) concerning the Court’s jurisdiction, we made submissions on behalf…

Take Action To Stop Genocide In Burma

Call these Embassies to stop the genocide: https://www.burmataskforce.org/alert/call-campaign-list-embassies-you-must-contact Call these United Nations Missions to stop the genocide: https://www.burmataskforce.org/UN Next 7-10 days are the most critical days for Rohingya. Iron is hot not to strike to get it declared a genocide Your phone…

Thank You US Congress

Our Achievements

ACHIEVEMENTS 1.   House resolution declaring genocide in Burma 2.   Stronger partnerships with and between Burmese leaders & ethnic groups 3.   Helped create broader environment of public pressure that contributed to the State Department’s comprehensive report on atrocities in Burma 4.  …

Austria & Germany: No Red Carpet For Burma’s War Criminal!

Germany and Austria are hosting the head of the Burmese military, Min Aung Hlaing. Min Aung Hlaing, presided over war crimes against the Rohingya and Kachin peoples. According to the UN, the Burmese military killed and raped thousands of Rohingya,…

Call For Volunteers: Ending Rape In Burma

Only 11 Years Old Imagine an 11-year old. May be your daughter, your sister, or imagine you were 11 years old. Then read the testimony of an 11-year old Rohingya Muslim girl as told to Ilona Alexander of the United…

Call Congress Today: Rohingya Ramadan

Assalamu Alaikum Ramadan Mubarak Penniless and homeless Rohingyas started their Ramadan as well. The last Ramadan they could not even enter a mosque in Burma. All mosques were shut down in their area since 2012. Friday prayers and Eid were both illegal. About…

Please Help Rohingyas Fight Back

A Rohingya woman in a refugee camp in Bangladesh. Photo credit: Burma Task Force As-Salamu Alaykum. Over the last four days our attorney was in Hague, Netherlands, at the International Criminal Court (ICC). Today she and our team are flying…

Your Two Calls Today Are Critical For Rohingyas

AsSalamu Alaykum. We need you to make just a couple of calls today. These may be the most important calls to stop the genocide of Rohingyas in Burma. We are facing a major fork in the road in our campaign…

Eid Is Almost Here. Please Support Our Vital Work For The Rohingyas.

Photo credit: Burma Task ForceJUNE 2018 AsSalamu Alaykum. Hopefully the blessed final days of Ramadan are filling you with serenity and gratitude. Request for Dua: Please remember our Rohingya brothers and sisters. Monsoon rains are currently pounding Rohingya camps. These rains…

URGENT: Time To Act For Rohingyas Is Now!

Major developments have taken place in the last 48 hours. I normally request 10 minutes of your time. But today I would appreciate it if you will take several ten minutes breaks today and tomorrow in support of Rohingya. The iron is…

Call Embassies Of Muslim Majority Countries To Stand Up For Rohingya And Uyghurs

Please Call Ambassadors Of Muslim-Majority Countries To The United Nations  Ask them to: 1) Push the UN Security Council to call it genocide and put full sanctions on Burma until it takes back all Rohingya giving them citizenship and security. …

Call- In Campaign: List Of Embassies You Must Contact

Here is a list of Embassies and Ambassadors you should get in touch with to advocate for the Rohingya: ASEAN States Brunei Darussalam H.E. Ambassador Dato Paduka Haji Serbini bin Haji Ali (202) 237-1838 info@bruneiembassy.org 3520 International Court, NW, Washington…

Action Alert: The Reason Your Phone Calls In The Next Couple Of Weeks Are Critical

The UN General Assembly has begun. It happens once a year.The UN Security Council will meet.All the world’s leaders will gather in New York at this time. This week the UN has issued a 440-page report calling the persecution and displacement of…

SIGN & ShARE A LOVE LETTER TO NEW ZEALAND PRIME MINISTER

SIGN & SHARE A LOVE LETTER TO NEW ZEALAND PRIME MINISTER Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern came out with one of the most forceful denunciations of Islamophobia on record, and has called for a global campaign against hate. Please sign a love letter…

Muslim Rohingya Flee Violence In Burma

A wave of anti-Rohingya violence sends the beleagured people fleeing.  Many attempted escape on their fishing boats. persecution ethnic cleansing genocide refugees Log in to post comments

And What About Aung San Suu Kyi And Other Myanmar People? What Are They Doing About This?

Aung San Suu Kyi has not only maintained a willful silence over the persecution of Rohingya but she has categorically denied that the ‘ethnic cleansing’ of Rohingya is taking place. Extremist Rakhine leaders who are her fellow parliamentarians are on…

Al-Jazeera Airs Report On The Genocide Of The Rohingya

Al-Jazeera ran a report this weekend called “The Hidden Genocide,” about the massacre of Rohingya Muslims in Burma. The piece includes interviews with several Rohingya refugees who watched family members and friends die in the violence that took place over…

President Obama Mentions Rohingya During Burma Visit

President Obama stopped in Burma for 6 hours on Monday, Nov. 19 and spoke at University of Yangon. In that speech, Obama made a mention of the violence against the Rohingya Muslim minority in the western state of Rakhine that…

California Task Force Member Interviewed On Radio

Ko Ko Naing, a member of the California branch of the Burma Task Force, was interviewed during the Oct. 2 rally in Los Angeles, held while Aung San Suu Kyi was speaking inside. “Ms. Suu Kyi should focus on the…

Burma Task Force Rallies In The News

Several rallies organized by the Burma Task Force were covered by the local news.  More information on the New York rally can be found here.The San Francisco demonstration, held outside the War Memorial Gym while Aung San Suu Kyi was…

West Virginia Rally Gains News Coverage

The Burma Task Force rally held in Morgantown, WV, gained news coverage by its local CBS affiliate. Watch the news video below. coverage Log in to post comments

Canadian News Covers Kitchener Burma Rally

The Canadian branch of the Burma Task Force had major success over the weekend. The Kitchener, Canada rally was covered by Canada TV, and an MP plans to talk about the Rohingya situation in front of the government. Watch the…

21st Century Concentration Camps

In this video, Nicholas Kristoff explores the camps where many Rohingya are forced to live in Burma. concentrationcamp genocide human rights Log in to post comments

Oslo Conference On Rohingyas – An International Call To End The Genocide

Nobel Peace laureates, former heads of state, and international leaders in peace and human rights issues send their messages of support for the Rohingya cause.  Archbishop Desmond Tutu (Nobel Peace laureate), Mairead Maguire (Nobel Peace laureate), George Soros (Open Society…

Speakers At Oslo Conference Highlight Myanmar Government’s Lack Of Concern For Rohingyas

Speakers answer questions at the Q & A Session from the Research Plenary at the Oslo Conference to end Myanmar’s Persecution of Rohingyas in May 2015, and begin the Policy Plenary Part I. “Myanmar’s government doesn’t seem to be interested…

“Why Is ASEAN Silent In This Issue?” General Azhumi At Oslo Conference

Sarnata Reynolds, Senior Adviser on Human Rights, Refugees International, USA, and General Azhumi, former chief of Malaysian army, speak at the Oslo Conference, Policy Plenary Part II. General Azhumi speaks about the dangerous silence of ASEAN while thousands of Burmese…

International Law Needs To Have Independent Impact, Says Dr. Gianni Tognoni

Dr. Gianni Tognani, The Secretary General, Permanent People’s Tribunal, Rome, Italy Extra-UN Tribunal Approaches to Dealing with Mass Atrocities, spoke at the Policy Plenary in the Oslo Conference about the plight of Rohingyas and their victimization under the Myanmar government.…

General Azhumi Commends Malaysia And Indonesia For Supporting Rohingya, At Oslo Conference

Retired General Azhumi, former Chief of Malaysian Army, Former UN Peacekeeper and current Trustee of the Perdana Global Peace Foundation, spoke of the complacency of ASEAN and other organizations who fail to lend a hand to the Rohingya and/or make…

Muslims In Burma

Forty percent of Burma consists of ethnic minorities. There are Muslims among many of these ethnic minorities; Rohingya Muslims are one of these minorities who live in the southwest region of Burma near the border with Bangladesh. ROHINGYA MUSLIMS ARE…

How Is It That Buddhist Monks Seem To Be Involved? I Thought They Were Into Peace And Compassion?

While Buddhism as a philosophical system is about universal loving kindness, accepting impermanence through a non-essentializable or solid ego, some of Myanmar’s Buddhism and Buddhist monks are contaminated with the country’s racist nationalism. Monks’ involvement in anti-Muslim deeds and words…

Burmese President To Be Given Peace Award

In the midst of violence against the Rohingya Muslims in his country, Burmese President Thein Sein will be given a peace award by the International Crisis Group. The group said the award was being given because: “Myanmar has initiated a…

Statement By Ms Yanghee, Lee Special Rapporteur On The Situation Of Human Rights In Myanmar

Statement by Ms Yanghee, Lee Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar – 28th session of the Human Rights Council Item 4 (16 March 2015, Geneva) Read the full statement here: http://reliefweb.int/report/myanmar/statement-ms-yanghee-lee-special-rapporteur-situation-human-rights-myanmar-28th Photo by Eric Bridiers

Map Establishes Historical Claim Of Rohingya Muslims

“The borderland region of pre-nation state Western Burma has been recognised as “Islamic” since 1500 AD, according to the TIMES (2011). Similarly, Myanmar Encyclopaedia (1964) recorded Northern Rakhine or Arakan as predominantly Islam in religion and Rohingya in ethnic background…

The Oslo Conference To End Myanmar’s Persecution Of Rohingyas

Burma Task Force / Justice for All is co-organizing a conference in Oslo, Norway on May 26-28, 2015, to address the continuing persecution of Rohingyas by the Burma/Myanmar government.  Buddhists, Christians, Muslims, and people of other faiths will come together…

Congressional Members Urge Secretary Of State Kerry To Action

Members of the United States Congress have sent a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry urging him to take action to ensure that those Rohingya stranded at sea “are brought to safety, including through search and rescue missions, and…

Interfaith Leaders Urge US President Take Action On Rohingya Refugee Boat Crisis

Leaders of Buddhist, Muslim, Jewish, and Christian faiths urged President Obama to take “immediate action … to save the lives of thousands stranded at sea in Southeast Asia.”  The interfaith leaders called for the President to influence regional nations to…

Issues Regarding News Articles About Rohingya

Since May of this year, the Rohingyas- or “boat people” as the media has dubbed them- have been plunged into the international spotlight. Almost every news website, ranging from BBC to The Phuket News, to The Sydney Morning Herald has…

Joint Statement On Disenfranchisement And ‘Policy Of Exclusion’ Of The Rohingya

The undersigned Rohingya Organizations in Europe have strongly denounced the undemocratic actions of the Election Commission against Rohingya parliamentary candidates under the government’s ‘policy of exclusion’ of the Rohingya, debarring them from contesting in the upcoming crucial election scheduled on…

Joint Statement On Condemning The Decision Of Myanmar’s Union Election Commission

JOINT STATEMENT Ref: BR.000101 DATE. 29.09.2015 We, the undersigned Rohingya organizations demand to the United Nations, ASEAN, Organization of Islamic Conference, European Union, United States of America, Canada, United Kingdom, Observers and stakeholders to condemn the decision of Myanmar’s Union Election Commission…

From Downtrodden To Soaring: Getting Children Of Oppression To Dream

We at Burma Task Force are striving hard every day to end the genocide and persecution against the Rohingya. But what happens when, God willing, we are successful? Chances are that a population who hasn’t been allowed to participate meaningfully…

Senator Cantwell’s Statement On Facebook

Submitted by Aqsa Tahir on August 18, 2018 Senator Cantwell Calls on Social Media Companies to Confront Hate, Better Protect Minority Rights WASHINGTON D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) called on social media companies to confront hate and better protect minority…

Historical Statement In Support Of Rohingya By Kachin

Jinghpaw Wunpawng Amyu Sha HpungKachin National OrganizationEmail: info@kachinland.org, Website: www.kachinland.org KACHIN NATIONAL ORGANIZATION OF UNITED STATES (KNO-US) CALLS TO SUPPORT THE PLIGHT OFROHINGYA REFUGEES (August 25, 2018):Today marks the first anniversary of the start of the violence committed by the…

#Unilever CEO “Stands Firm” With Nobel Laureates Call For Investigation

Unilever’s CEO, Paul Polman expressed his personal support for the rights of the Rohingya and after a week of tweets, contacts and the campaign by #WeAreAllRohingya Unilever has officially stated, through a tweet that it “stands firm” with the two dozen Nobel…

ICC Court: We Have Jurisdiction For Myanmar Genocide Trial

Chicago, IL—The Burma Task Force welcomes the news from the International Criminal Court (ICC) that the court holds jurisdiction over the alleged deportation of the Rohingya people from Burma to Bangladesh. The Chamber considers that the victims’ personal interests are…

Joint Appeal To The UN Security Council To Act On Myanmar’s Rohingya Crisis

Joint Appeal to the UN Security Council to Act on Myanmar’s Rohingya Crisis In advance of the United Nations Security Council’s December 12 meeting on the situation in Myanmar, we, a global coalition of 69 human rights, faith-based and humanitarian…

Burma Task Force Welcomes The Public Release Of The State Department Report On Mass Atrocities Against Rohingya, Asks For Arms Embargo Against Burma

Written By: admin Burma Task Force welcomes the State Department’s publication of the report on “Atrocities in Northern Rakhine State.” Human rights groups and Congressional leaders have been urging the public release of this report, describing the genocidal actions perpetrated against…

Rohingya Leaders Takes Firm Statement On ICC

We, the undersigned Rohingya leaders, seek referral of Burma to the International Criminal Court (ICC), ideally by the UN Security Council, but potentially by any UN member state that supports the ICC. We demand justice and want those responsible for this genocide…

MOTHER’S DAY IS COMING: TELL U.S. LEADERS TO REMEMBER ROHINGYA MOTHERS AND VICTIMS OF RAPE

The month of May will mark nine months since the Burmese army drove 700,000 Rohingya refugees into Bangladesh. Aid workers noticed the high number of pregnant women in the refugee camps, due to the mass rape of Rohingya women as…

Genocide Discussion Moderated by Imam Malik Mujahid

https://youtu.be/kyJrhyYBRu0 Streamed live on 9 Aug 2020

Burma Task Force Condemns Rohingya Repatriation Agreement Between UN And Myanmar – No Return Without Citizenship!

AsSalamu Alaikum. Hopefully the blessed final days of Ramadan are filling you with serenity and gratitude. These are theholiest days of the holy month, when good deeds carry great weight, and actions speak much louder thanwords. It is with this…

United Nations Declares It A Genocide

One Year Anniversary of Rohingya Genocide Shows Existential Crisis Burma Task Force commends the United Nations investigators for their report today that makes quite clear that the violent repression of the Rohingya minority has reached to the level of genocide,…

Burma Task Force Applauds UN Human Rights Council’s Decision On Myanmar

The United Nations Human Rights Council has officially established a mechanism for systematically gathering and archiving evidence for the future prosecution of Burmese war criminals. The UNHCR’s resolution represents a major step toward accountability and justice for the Rohingya, and…

Statement In Support Of ICC Referral Of Burmese Military And Civilian Leaders Responsible For The Rohingya Genocide

We, the undersigned Rohingya leaders, seek referral of Burma to the International Criminal Court (ICC), ideally by the UN Security Council, but potentially by any UN member state that supports the ICC. We demand justice and want those responsible for…

Organizational Statement On The 2nd Anniversary Of Genocidal Expulsion Of Rohingya

On the second anniversary of the genocidal expulsion of the Rohingya minority from Burma, the Governments of Bangladesh and Burma have announced plans to immediately repatriate over 3500 Rohingya. These plans are premature and doomed to fail. It is clear…

The Rohingya: Victims Of Burmese Military Rape – A BTF Documentary

Burma Task Force USA presents ROHINGYA: VICTIMS OF BURMESE MILITARY RAPE. This is a film about young Rohingya women, some as young as 14, who share their stories of murder and rape with acclaimed filmmaker Shafiur Rhaman. Shot in Teknaf…

Break The Silence! End The Genocide!

Petition: Break the Silence! End the Genocide! A genocide in the 21st century is a failure of our collective humanity! There is a lot of hope that Aung San Suu Kyi, the long time democracy advocate and Nobel Prize winner,…

Call Your Senator Today To Save Rohingya Lives

Download the action alert attached below and urge your Senator to support Resolution 250 condemning Myanmar and Amendment 607 to the NDAA stopping all military assistance to Myanmar.

Say It: Genocide

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ACT TODAY: Urgent Bangladesh, Thailand, Malaysia & Indonesia To Save 8,000 Lives

Thousands of Rohingyas are stranded on boats at the shores of Thailand. Burmese officials continue their genocide by taking Rohingya papers and money from their relatives abroad and letting Rohingya leave Burma in collusion with the Thai human traffickers. All…

How Can You Help Burmese Muslims This Ramadan?

While the Rohingya crisis is off the media radar, the genocide of Rohingyas continues. Every day, Burmese government is pushing 500 or so Rohingyas off the shores of Burma. This is an ongoing crisis for years now. It is a…

Flooding In Rohingya Camps

Heavy rains from a tropical depression in the Bay of Bengal have triggered massive flooding in Rakhine State, causing a rising death toll of at least 20, with thousands of people affected. Thousands of homes have been affected, forcing some…

URGENT: Your Calls Are Critical NOW To Save Lives [Live Updates]

DOWNLOAD and DISTRIBUTE [PDF] Assalamu Alaikum I am personally appealing to you to please pick up your phone and start calling NOW. You can save lives. Three Rohingya villages are surrounded right now by armed extremists. We need your help…

New NLD Religious Affairs Minister Calls Muslims “Associate Citizens,” Visits Extremist Monk

The new Burmese minister of religion, Aung Ko (former member of the military regime), has in the span of two days created a storm of controversy. Yesterday, Burma Task Force confirmed with the Burmese Voice of America service that Ko…

Action Plan 2018 For Rohingyas

January 2018   Al-Salamu ‘Alaykum,  One million Rohingya Muslims are fearful that they will be forced to go back to the genocide zones and killing fields from which refugees are still fleeing.  That must not happen.  Please join our public webinar, only two days away…

Amnesty International Makes A Grave Mistake

Salam, Thank you for your calls. Some sanctions on Burma are now a part of NDAA. The amendment passed with an impressive margin of 382 to 30 votes. Your activism matters. The united efforts of Burma Task Force truly matter.…

Call-In Campaign For UN Missions

SUGGESTED PHONE SCRIPT: Good morning! We are calling on behalf of Burma Task Force and your organization to encourage the (XXX) Mission to oppose genocide and to support human rights protections at the United Nations and in your foreign policy.…

Congress: Support New Bills That Put Sanctions On Burma’s Army

“Never Again” is “happening again,” was the chant of demonstrators across the world, who called for sanctions against Burma/Myanmar for its modern-day genocide against our Rohingya sisters and brothers. Now there is momentum to force Myanmar’s military to change its violent course…

Action Alert: Give Positive Feedback To The Atlantic

The Atlantic published an intimate pictorial essay of Rohingya in a camp for internally displaced persons in Burma communicating with relatives who left Burma as refugees. The Rohingya are forced to conduct these personal and emotional conversations in the company…

Call To Save 8,000 Rohingya Today

Thousands of Rohingyas are stranded at sea near Thailand. Burmese officials, after stripping the Rohingya of their papers and confiscating money sent to them by relatives, are colluding with Thai human traffickers to allow these Rohingya to leave Burma. This…

Act Now To Release Arrested Rohingya Leaders

On March 3, 2015, the Rakhine State Divisional Court sentenced Rohingya Leaders Ba Thar, Kyaw Myint and his son Hla Myint to 8-year sentences and Kyaw Khin to a 5-year sentence. Amnesty International calls them prisoners of conscience and is…

Action Alert – Rohingya Camps In Crisis

The Bay of Bengal has been hit by heavy rains from a tropical depression [UPDATE: This became Cyclone Komen]. While this is affecting all countries in the region, the Rohingya in Rakhine state are particularly vulnerable. Internally Displaced People (IDP)…

We Need Your Help: Burma Military Resumes Offensive, Rohingya Targeted

Burma Task Force is urging the public to call the offices of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and the US Ambassador to Burma Scot Marciel among others. You can help us reach our goal of 10,000 calls this week. The…

Ask The President Demand ASEAN To End Rohingya Genocide

In less than two weeks, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), of which Burma is a member, will meet with President Obama in Sunnylands, California for a two day summit. This is an important opportunity for the President of…

New Burma Leaders Follow Old Line About Muslim Citizenship

Despite all the hopes, the new Burmese government is following the same old hateful genocidal lines. The new Burmese minister of religion, Aung Ko (former member of the military regime), has described Muslims with the fictitious category of “associate citizens,”…

CALL TODAY TO SUPPORT ROHINGYA THE MOST PERSECUTED MINORITY!

Download the PDF link by pressing the button at the bottom of the page. What happened: • A boat carrying Rohingya camp residents capsized, killing 22 passengers. • Using the name Rohingya, a practice adopted by President Obama thanks to…

Burma Alert: Call Now To Save Lives!!

Yesterday one mosque, a Muslim school and a graveyard were destroyed close to Yangon, the largest city of Burma. At least 4 times your phone calls to the President Obama, Secretary Kerry, and the U.S. Ambassador to Burma Scot Marciel have…

Rohingya Genocide Does Not Matter To Harvard!

Harvard will honor Aung San Suu Kyi as its “Humanitarian of the Year–2016” on September, 17! This is the same Suu Kyi who remained silent on the persecution of the Rohingya. Since achieving power, she has been condemned in editorials, in…

#Unilever: Live Up To Your Commitment For Socially Responsible Investment. Pakistan Petition: Don’t Sell Jets To Burma Until It Ends Genocide Vs. Rohingya

Action Item: #Unilever: Live Up To Your Commitment For Socially Responsible Investment. Pakistan Petition: Don’t Sell Jets To Burma Until It Ends Genocide Vs. Rohingya It only takes a few minutes, please take the following actions: a. Rohingya activists have developed…

President Obama Must Speak Out For Rohingya

In the past President Barack Obama has affirmed the Rohingya identity  and their basic right to “self-identify” in numerous world fora and in meetings with Burmese officials and dignitaries. We are at a critical moment in which the violence against…

Burma Must Restore Desperately Needed Food Aid To Rohingyas

One of the outcomes of the wave of genocidal violence that the Rohingya have endured for decades, and ever more intensely since 2012 has been heightened levels of food insecurity and malnutrition for hundreds of thousands who depend on food…

Burma: Lift Food Restrictions On 80,000 #Rohingya

Life is being made into a living hell for the #Rohingya in Maungdaw. Download the action item below to help end the continued violence against them.

End Censorship Of Journalists, You Can’t Hide Genocide!

The government is attempting to hide its war crimes. Let’s make sure they will not! Download the action alert below.

Ambassador Marciel Visit Affected Rohingya In Burma

Calling on the Ambassadors of the United States and Canada to visit Northern Rakhine where Rohingya are being slaughtered. Such visits have been shown to calm tensions and stop attacks. Download action alert below.:

Action Alert: Myanmar Times Reinstate Fiona MacGregor!

As you know, the military of Burma has been committing atrocities in the name of cracking down on terrorism in Rakhine State. They’ve been raping civilians, killing suspects without trying them in court & burning whole villages. The only reason…

Malaysian Pressure On Burma Needs To Be Replicated By Others

Last week the Malaysian government spoke out clearly and forcefully for Rohingya rights in Burma. Prime Minister Najib Razak participated in mass demonstrations, summoned Myanmar’s ambassador last week over the harsh recent crackdown on Rohingya and even canceled the national…

Tell Congress, “No Ban On Refugees!”

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BJP: Condemn Genocidal Rakesh Gupta

Action Items: BJP: Condemn & Charge Rakesh Gupta For Threatening To Kill Rohingya India has only settled 14,000 Rohingya refugees out of the 1.2 million who are displaced throughout the region and is now poised to deport 10,000 to Burma…

India: Do Not Deport Rohingya!

Action Items: India: Do Not Deport Vulnerable Rohingya! India has only settled 14,000 Rohingya refugees out of the 1.2 million who are displaced throughout the region and is now poised to deport 10,000 to Burma where they face persecution. Contact…

Take Action: #FreeMamedullah

#FreeMamedullah Salam, Arbitrary arrest and detention is a hallmark of the Burmese military and Border Police. In the recent “clearance operation” six Rohingya have died in custody, raising concerns of torture.  Mamedullah, an innocent Rohingya man was beaten and detained,…

Telenor: Speak Up For Rohingya

b. Tweet and post to Facebook messages to Telenor.  Ask them to take a public stand for the protection of the Rohingya and a return of their citizenship. Contact: Twitter accounts: @TelenorGroup; @Telenor_mm;@Telenor_TGS; @Sigve_telenor; @ABrodtkorb; @MaiOldgard; @ehbok.  Facebook: TeleNor Group; Telenor Myanmar Talking Points: It is Telenor’s responsibility,…

URGENT: Call Your Representative Now

Salam, An urgent 10-minute action is needed today, right now. Just a couple of calls will do. One should go to your representative’s DC office and another to his/her local office. And then forward this message to someone who cares…

Burma: Halt The Demolition Of Rohingya Mosques

A coalition of Rohingya Muslim groups in Burma/Myanmar have condemned the directive to demolish Muslim religious structures in Arakan State. The joint statement from the coalition states that the “demolition project is part of their long-drawn-out annihilation and ethnic cleansing…

Don’t Repeat 2012: Burma Blames Rohingya For Attacks On Police Outposts

Since the advent of the War on Terror in 2001 the Burmese military has presented Muslims as a terrorist threat to the nation. In fact, the government has even stooped so low as to create an imaginary, fictional terrorist group…

Tell The WFP It Should Reverse Its Decision To Halt Food Rations To Rohingya

The WFP has announced that it is slashing food rations in Rakhine state. Rakhine state is one of Burma’s poorest and suffers from endemic malnutrition. The Rohingya Muslims there have suffered the most. In IDP camps they were only getting…

Harvard: Withdraw #SuuKYi As #HarvardHumanitarian Of The Year

Harvar Universities wrongheaded decision to honor Aung San Suu KYi has surprised many and made many of us ask the question, “what has she done to deserve such an award?” It seems no one cares for the Rohingya! President Obama…

#Suu Kyi To Meet With President #Obama To Discuss Sanctions Relief

President Barack Obama has been quite open in his support for the Rohingya peoples who face erasure of their identity and an on-going, slow-burning genocide. He has continuously used the name “Rohingya” even when Suu Kyi and others have refused…

URGENT: Act To STOP Attacks On Rohingya In Northern Rakhine State

Download the file below on urgent action to stop the killing of Rohingya going on NOW in Rakhine.

Amnesty International Makes A Grave Mistake

Salam, Thank you for your calls. Some sanctions on Burma are now a part of NDAA. The amendment passed with an impressive margin of 382 to 30 votes. Your activism matters. The united efforts of Burma Task Force truly matter.…

The Rohingyas

Oxford Paper Questions Whether Citizenship Will Benefit Rohingya

“The pre-colonial concepts of identity and the subsequent Burmanisation of the  national identity paved the way for discriminatory legislation as well as state-sponsored and  civilian human rights abuses. “ “Citizenship as a legal status, in and of itself, is not…

Wild Claims Used To Justify Continuing Genocide Of Rohingya

A Buddhist monk has made some outrageous claims in order to justify the ongoing ethnic cleansing and genocide of the Rohingya.  “… claiming themselves as Rohingars, they are trying to demand a separate home land. They also burned their houses…

Document Outlines Myanmar Government’s Plan To Ethnically Cleans The Rohingya People:

The document describes how the government will deal with what it describes as “Bengalis who reject the ethnicity defined by Myanmar laws.” http://live-burmamuslimsorg.pantheon.io/sites/default/files/Action%20Plan_Eng_07072014.pdf

Borders, Bureaucracy And The Rohingya Crisis – Analysis

Tim Frewer, a phD candidate at the University of Sydney has written a must read comprehensive essay on Burma that tackles a number of issues related to state sovereignity, colonialism, post-colonialism, the role of neo-liberal capitalism and the plight of…

Amnesty 2016 Report: “Rohingya Face Increased Discrimination”

Amnesty International’s 2016 country report for Burma noted the failure of Burmese authorities to address or put an end to “rising religious intolerance,” particularly against Muslims. The report highlighted discriminatory laws and legislation passed under the regime of President Thein…

UN Report Details ‘Devastating Cruelty’ Against Rohingya Population In Myanmar’s Rakhine Province

3 February 2017 – In a report issued today, the United Nations human rights arm said that the widespread human rights violations against the Rohingya population by Myanmar’s security forces in the country’s northern Rakhine state indicate the very likely commission…

Report Of The Independent International Fact-Finding Mission On Myanmar

https://www.ohchr.org/Documents/HRBodies/HRCouncil/FFM-Myanmar/A_HRC_39_64.pdf

Burma Undergoes Long Overdue Census

“The first census in over thirty years began in Burma on 29 March. The UK is contributing £10 million to the census as a critical step in Burma’s development process. It will provide the authorities with much-needed information on where…

Humanitarian Crisis Ongoing In Burma

“The continuing humanitarian and human rights crisis in Rakhine State was the most troubling exception – and threat – to the country’s progress during the year. Although the government provided some short-term humanitarian support to affected populations, it did little…

Insights From USCIRF’s Visits To Burma And Bangladesh

The US Commission on International Religious Freedom released its troubling new update on Burma Written By: Tina L. Mufford, Senior Policy Analyst United States Commision on International Religious Freedom (Introduction to the Report):   In November 2017, USCIRF Commissioners and staff traveled to…

The Slow Burning Genocide Of Myanmar’s Rohingya

Maung Zarni and Alice Cowley  |University of Washington  | June 2014  Abstract: Since 1978, the Rohingya, a Muslim minority of Western Burma, have been subject to a state-sponsored process of destruction. The Rohingya have deep historical roots in the borderlands of…

The Threat To Burma’s Minorities

Harvard Gazette | November 7, 2014 | By Alvin Powell, Harvard Staff Writer Burma’s Rohingya people are being slowly squeezed from their homeland by decades-long government policies that critics say deny them citizenship, health care, work, and schooling, with such tactics punctuated…

April 2017: USCIRF Recommendations For Burma

The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) has made a number of recommendations regarding Burma for the US government. The Burma Task Force (USA) is involved in presenting and engaging the USCIRF regarding these critical issues as it relates to Burma.…

Persecution Of The Rohingya Muslims: Is Genocide Occurring In Myanmar’s Rakhine State? A Legal Analysis

Allard K. Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinic at Yale Law School  | October 2015  |  by Alina Lindblom, Elizabeth Marsh, Tasnim Motala, & Katherine Munyan This legal analysis considers whether the ongoing attacks on and persecution of the Rohingya Muslim population in Myanmar…

UN Report On Sexual Violence Highlights Entrenched Rape Culture In Burma Security Forces

Find the full report here. The Myanmar (Burma) section of a recent report on sexual violence is quite explicit about how entrenched rape culture is within the Burmese military. The Rohingyas, along with other vulnerable ethnic minorities have faced the…

Reworking The Colonial Era Indian Peril: Myanmar’s State-Directed Persecution Of Rohingyas And Other Muslims

Written By: Maung Zarni and Natalie Brinham An important essay by Dr. Maung Zarni and Natalie Brinham, published in the Brown Journal on World Affairs which looks at the history and re-working of old racist tropes and motifs into new ones by…

Myanmar: International Accountability Needed For Military-Planned Genocide Against Rohingya

FORTIFY RIGHTS | July 19, 2018 Report finds “reasonable grounds” for ICC arrest warrants, identifies 22 military and police officials. (BANGKOK and COX’S BAZAR, July 19, 2018)—The Myanmar authorities made “extensive and systematic preparations” for attacks against Rohingya civilians during the…

New Report: Rohingya In ‘Final Stages Of Genocide’

Last year, several distinguished institutions released reports/studies on the persecution of the Rohingya Muslims by the Burmese government. Two of the most prominent and well covered report were ones by Yale Law School-Fortify Rights and Queen Mary University’s State Crime…

Report Of The Independent International Fact-Finding Mission On Myanmar

https://www.ohchr.org/Documents/HRBodies/HRCouncil/FFM-Myanmar/A_HRC_39_64.pdf

The Safe Zone Concept

Written By: P. Adem Caroll The Safe Zone Concept Thoughts Towards a Creative and Effective Application in The Rohingya Crisis Burma Task Force White Paper Series “I thank the members of the Security Council and also, the Secretary-General for their proactive…

Burma Task Force Protests Suu Kyi Visit

Published Oct. 4, 2012 in New American MediaBy Shwanika Narayan SAN FRANCISCO – Among the crowds gathered at the University of San Francisco to greet Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi last week was a small coterie of…

Press Release – 7 Nobel Peace Laureates Call Rohingya Persecution A Genocide

Oslo, Norway, May 28, 2015 – A two-day conference focusing on ending the persecution of Burma’s Rohingyas concluded today, with a call from seven Nobel Peace Laureates to describe the Rohingya plight as nothing less than a genocide. In his…

Press Release: Addressing Genocide, Summons Issued By US Court In Suit Against Myanmar President

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 1, 2015 New York City:       The US Federal Court for the Southern District of New York issued summonses against Burma/Myanmar President Thein Sein and government ministers in a lawsuit regarding their role in…

Burma Task Force Press Release: Burma Elections Are Not Democratic

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 9, 2015 Chicago, Illinois.  Yesterday Burma (Myanmar) finally held a national election. Even before the results are confirmed, news stories are already celebrating the movement towards democracy as a success. “However, with three quarters of a…

Despite “Democratic” Election Hype, Life For Burmese Muslims Likely To Only Get Worse

By Staff Writer On November 8th, many Burmese suffered long lines at polling booths across the nation to vote in elections that are being heralded by world media as “historic,” “fair” and “democratic.” Political leaders have been doing the same:…

Burma Task Force: UN Panel On Burma’s Elections

On January 14, Burma Task Force co-sponsored an event at the United Nations about last year’s November elections in Burma that brought victory to the National League for Democracy (NLD), which took its seats in parliament today, the 1st of…

Behind The Reasons Why President Thein Sein Canceled His ASEAN Trip

Last year in Kuala Lampur, Malaysia, President Barack Obama announced that he would convene a summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). Late in December the White House set the date for the summit, Feb.15-16 2016 at the…

As Democracy Takes Hold, Areas Of Improvement Come Into Focus

What do you think of when you hear the word “democracy”?  Voting, certainly – an activity which has been consuming Americans this primary election season. But voting is meaningless without basic rights and liberties. So despite the fact that Burma…

For Immediate Release: August 18th, 2016

World Rohingya Day to Raise Awareness of Rohingya Plight in Burma Mississauga, Ontario – Burma Task Force, a leading voice against genocide in Burma, invites all Canadians to a peaceful demonstration on World Rohingya Day, Friday, August 19th, 2016, from…

Rohingya Refugees Rescued In Indonesian Waters

More Rohinyga who are desperately fleeing Burma by boat were found in the Aceh province of Indonesia.  Like others who were previously rescued by the Sri Lankan navy, this group said Thai officials sabotaged their boat and later shot at…

A Brief Assessment Of The Official Report Of Myanmar’s Rohingya Ethnic Cleansing Inquiry Commission

Written By: Maung Zarni I have followed this Inquiry Commission since its inception on 17 August.  I have done so not simply because it was presided over by my old history teacher at Mandalay University in 1982 or that its secretary…

Burma Task Force Asks The UN Security Council To Do More To Stop Genocide Of Rohingyas

Press Release 7 November 2017 Burma Task Force Asks the UN Security Council to do more to stop genocide of Rohingyas Chicago, IL. – November 7, 2017 – Burma Task Force  welcomes UN Security Council resolution 13055, condemning Myanmar in strong…

Burma Banned UN Rapporteur From Entry

Written By: Tauseef Akbar Burma has banned UN Special Rapporteur Yanghee Lee from her January visit to “assess the human rights situation” across the country. Burma is shamelessly attempting to cover-up horrific war crimes against minorities, especially its genocide against the…

I Will Hold You Accountable

Written By: Raees TinMaungNu It was late evening at the refugee camps of Kutupalong and I was about to begin my last interview of the day. The room was tiny and cramped but so was the entire dwelling; one of the…

International Criminal Court

The Myanmar government has repeatedly demonstrated its unwillingness to restore citizenship to over a million Rohingya Muslims. Without citizenship, basic rights to security, property, and livelihood are effectively non-existent. Rohingya refugees will not simply return to a situation in which their very…

Genocide Against Rohingyas Must Be Punished & Prevented

AsSalamu Alaykum, You will be pleased to know that the barrister retained by Burma Task Force has now filed with the International Criminal Court (ICC) on behalf of the Rohingya victims of Burmese genocide. Read the filings • Other ICC case documents…

Burma Task Force Applauds U.S. House For Acting On Atrocities In Burma By Passing H. Res. 1091

House Resolution 1091 Declares Horrific Treatment of Rohingya a Genocide and Calls on State Department to Issue Legal Determination WASHINGTON, DC— Today, the Burma Task Force applauds U.S. House of Representatives for voting in favor of H.R. 1091, a bipartisan…

Wirathu’s Views

The Saffron-robed man Wirathu, whom Time magazine dubbed “The Face of Buddhist Terror” (in Burma), explained his view about the world’s Muslims in general and Muslims of Burma in particular at the congregation held at Moe Gaung Monastery, Mandalay, Burma…

Burmese Monk Saves 800 Muslim Lives

Here is a Buddhist monk who acts like one:  Out of compassion and courage U Wi Thode Da from Ra Da Na Oo Monastery in Meikhtila saved 800 Burmese Muslims who took refuge in his monastery when their community in Meikhtila was…

Racism And Organized Islamophobia: Tribunal Hears Testimony Of Persecution Of Myanmar’s Rohingya And Non-Rohingya Muslim Groups

Press Release – September 20 Beginning on September 18, 2017 the Permanent People’s Tribunal on Burma has been meeting in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to listen to testimonies regarding the Myanmar government’s responsibility for crimes against humanity against both Rohingya and…

Chairman Ed Royce Urges Burma’s Military To De-Escalate Operation

The Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee Ed Royce has consistently spoken out against Burma’s persecution of the Rohingya. A Press Release from his office on August 21st, reiterated the importance and priority of human rights as a precondition…

Worldwide Rallies Protest Genocide Against Rohingya Muslims

Burma Task Force has organized worldwide rallies and demonstrations in the past week demanding Myanmar stop its genocidal atrocities against Rohingya Muslims, demonstrators also called on their governments take urgent action to stop the violence. The protests were organized in response…

India’s Right-Wing Government Declares It Will Deport All Rohingya

In April, India announced plans that it would deport thousands of Rohingya back to Burma. At the time Burma Task Force called on the government to continue to respect the UNHCR mandate regarding refugees from Burma and not deport them back to…

Burma Task Force: As Desperate Refugees Flee Destruction, Bangladesh Must Lift Boat Ban Preventing Rescue Of Stranded Rohingya

October 9, 2017 – Since October 1st, thousands of Rohingya have been stranded on Myanmar’s beaches, waiting for rescue, but boats cannot arrive because Bangladesh’s government has banned fishing boats from operating in the bay. Bangladesh says this is for the…

Canada: Sub-Committee On Human Rights Hearing On Rohingya Crisis

On Tuesday, Apr 4, 2017, Ahmed Ramadan, the Outreach Coordinator for The Burma Task Force Canada was invited to speak at The Centre Block, the main building of the Canadian parliamentary complex on Parliament Hill, in Ottawa, Ontario.  A presentation…

U.N. Criticizes Burma Plan To Resettle Rohingya In ‘Camp-Like’ Villages

The United Nations’ refugee agency has criticized a Myanmar government plan to resettle Rohingya Muslims displaced by recent violence in “camp-like” villages, saying it risks stoking tensions, according to a document seen by Reuters. The plan – confirmed by a…

Peoples’ Tribunal Indicts Myanmar Leaders For Genocide Against Rohingya, Atrocities Against Kachin

By Tauseef Akbar Viewers from 38 countries, across six continents watched the culmination of the first Peoples’ Tribunal on Myanmar: a swift indictment against the leaders of Myanmar’s government for the crime of “genocide” against the Rohingya, and atrocity crimes…

House Foreign Affairs Committee Leadership Calls On Administration To Recognize Rohingya Genocide

February 27, 2019 WASHINGTON—Representative Eliot L. Engel, Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee, led a bipartisan group of members in calling on the Trump Administration to formally designate the Burmese military atrocities against the Rohingya people as genocide. In a letter to Secretary of State…

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Burma ICJ Compliance – May Report

Introduction As a program of the human rights advocacy organization Justice for All, Burma Task Force has been examining Burma’s compliance with International Court of Justice (ICJ) directives to protect the Rohingya minority from genocide and to ensure accountability. On January…

Burma and ICJ Compliance – April Report

Introduction The Rohingya people of Rakhine State, Burma, have suffered from years of discriminatory legal treatment and wholesale marginalization, mass displacement, mass atrocities and war crimes that in sum amount to Genocide. As a program of the human rights advocacy…

DONATE ZAKAT: HELP THE ROHINGYA

Burma Task Force is the top organization providing advocacy for the Rohingya people. Your Zakat will help us save lives in 2020. Please donate now. For information, articles and blogs checkout: https://burmataskforce.org Burma Task Force is a project of Justice…

Burma and ICJ Compliance – March Report

On January 23, 2020, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) issued four “provisional measures” directing the government of Burma (Myanmar) to protect the Rohingya minority from the crime of Genocide.  The Burmese government is now required to submit an initial…

Bangladesh Urged to Lift Telecom Ban on Rohingya Camps to Ease COVID-19 Risks

FILE – Rohingya refugees gather at a market inside a refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, March 7, 2019. Fearing the devastation that coronavirus could wreak in refugee camps, a group of 50 humanitarian and advocacy organizations sent an open…

We Are Burma Task Force

Burma Task Force USA was established by the US-based nonprofit Justice for All to advocate for the Rohingya Muslim minority group in Burma, the most persecuted people in the planet.

Burma And ICJ Compliance – February Report

On January 23, 2020, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) issued four “provisional measures”22 directing the government of Myanmar to protect the Rohingya minority from the crime of Genocide.At the request of the ICJ, the government of Myanmar is now…

The Tula Toli Massacre

The Chairman of Burma Task Force, Imam Malik Mujahid visited new refugees in Burma at the end of August this year. The human suffering he encountered was extraordinary, in the midst of this he heard the story of Tula Toli,…

Where Have They Fled?

An important infographic about Rohingya displacement.

How to Strategically Get Involved in Ending Genocide

An infographic on strategically getting involved in ending Genocide.

Waves of Genocidal Killings of Rohingyas By Burma

Infographic about the ‘Waves of Genocidal Killings of Rohingyas By Burma’

HONOR OUR HEROES: Celebrating the Work of Gambian Justice Minister Abubacarr Tambadou in DC

Join us as we honor His Excellency Justice Minister of The Gambia, Mr. Abubacarr Tambadou. He is being recognized for his courage and conviction in presenting the case of the Rohingya to the International Court of Justice, the world’s highest…

HONOR OUR HEROES: Celebrating the Work of Gambian Justice Minister Abubacarr Tambadou in Chicago

Join us as we honor His Excellency Justice Minister of The Gambia, Mr. Abubacarr Tambadou. He is being recognized for his courage and conviction in presenting the case of the Rohingya to the International Court of Justice, the world’s highest…

Rohingya refugee complains about barbed-wire

Rohingya refugee in Bangladesh complains about the plans to put barbed-wire fence around the camps. Read the associated article here. https://medium.com/@shafiur/rohingya-…

Suu Kyi Defends Against Rohingya Genocide Accusations

FILE — Rohingya refugees come ashore after crossing the Naf River into Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh from Myanmar on Nov. 10, 2017. A day after Daw Aung San Suu Kyi listened at the world’s highest court in The Hague to testimony…

Aung San Suu Kyi heads to The Hague for Myanmar genocide showdown

Peace prize winner will lead her country’s defence against claims at court in Netherlands A momentous legal confrontation will take place at the UN’s highest court on Tuesday when the Nobel peace prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi appears in…

The global Rohingya diaspora throws lifelines to Bangladesh and Myanmar

Diasporas can play a significant role in the development and politics of their countries of origin. Researchers have established that diasporas improve the lives of their home communities by maintaining cultural links, raising awareness, sharing information and sending remittances back…

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Interview: ‘People Have Lost Faith in The Democratic Transition’

Oo Hla Sein, a leader of the Arakan Nation Party and lawmaker in Myanmar’s lower house of parliament, discusses the situation in western Myanmar’s Rakhine state during an interview in Yangon, March 24, 2019. The Arakan National Party (ANP) received…

Preventing Genocide Today with Adem Carroll and John Ciociari

The Rohingya are a Muslim minority group who have suffered genocide at the hands of the Burmese military. What can be done to help them? Associate Professor John Ciociari from U of M’s Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy…

Burma genocide is official; will State Department act?

https://thehill.com/opinion/civil-rights/421777-burma-genocide-is-official-will-state-department-act?jwsource=cl please click the link above to watch the video What has happened to the Rohingya in Burma is an open-and-shut case of genocide about which few can plead ignorance. It has become the most satellite-documented genocide in history with…

US must encourage world action to end genocide in Burma

Seventy years ago, the United Nations was founded in the wake of the unprecedented horrors of World War II. Its charter was conceived as a response to the unimaginable state-organized campaigns of genocide that defined that war. The watchwords of…

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Footage Shows ‘Prison-Like Units’ Built For Rohingya On Bangladesh Island

Exclusive video shows grim living conditions on remote silt island of Bhasan Char Read the full article here.

Rohingya Leaders Call on US to Ensure Refugees Are Not Forced Back to Myanmar

A Rohingya refugee child from Myanmar cuts bamboo at the Thankhali refugee camp in Ukhia, Cox’s Bazar, southeastern Bangladesh, Nov. 15, 2017. Rohingya leaders have called on the United States and other members of the international community to ensure that…

Narrow sanctions won’t help Rohingya Muslims: Activists

‘Rohingya refugees are not ready to go back to Myanmar’ under current, flawed deal, say Rohingya advocates WASHINGTON Targeted and partial sanctions will not stop Myanmar’s campaign of oppressing Rohingya Muslims, the head of a prominent U.S.-based organization advocating for…

State Department Report on Rohingya Crisis

Executive Summary The Bureau of Intelligence and Research (INR), with funding support from the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor (DRL), conducted a survey in spring 2018 of the firsthand experiences of 1,024 Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazar District,…

A Question Of Genocide? The Rohingya Crisis One Year On

A year after a crackdown on Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar caused 700,000 people to flee to neighboring Bangladesh, UN investigators are accusing top military officials in Myanmar of genocide and other human rights abuses. Greta Van Susteren and her guests…

UN Declares Burma Committed Genocide on Rohingya

Rohingya refugees walk at Balukhali Refugee Camp in Bangladesh, Monday, Aug. 27, 2018. Investigators working for the U.N.’s top human rights body said Monday that Myanmar military leaders should be prosecuted for genocide against Rohingya Muslims, taking the unusual step…

Rohingya in US mark first year of Rakhine massacre

‘We want these massacres to be accepted as genocide by the U.S. and international community,’ said observer Hena Zuberi WASHINGTON A group of Rohingya Muslims gathered in front of U.S. Capitol building Saturday to mark the first anniversary of violence…

Rohingya: UN Calls For Myanmar Generals To Be Prosecuted For Genocide, War Crimes And Crimes Against Humanity

Written By: Adam Withnall UN investigators have for the first time declared the violence against Rohingya Muslims in northern Myanmar to be a campaign of genocide. In a damning final report from their fact-finding mission, observers said Myanmar’s commander-in-chief and five other named generals should face prosecution…

Interfaith Vigil In Washington D.C. For The Rohingya And Kachin Victims Of Genocide In Burma.

Burma Task Force Condemns Memorandum Of Understanding Between UN And Myanmar As Woefully Inadequate

BURMA TASK FORCE Agreement Fails to Advance a Humane Solution to Rohingya Refugee Crisis (Chicago, IL, 7/5/2018) The Burma Task Force (BTF) has condemned the recently agreed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the United Nations and the Myanmar government as a…

Rohingya Submit Observations to The International Criminal Court

Burma Task Force (Chicago, IL 6/20/2018) – Rohingya victims from the village of Tula Toli in Myanmar have made observations to the International Criminal Court (“ICC”) detailing atrocities committed by the Myanmar army in the summer of 2018. On April 9,…

Rohingya Crisis: UN Envoy Says Refugees Facing ‘Forced Starvation’

“The ethnic cleansing of Rohingya from Myanmar continues,” said the UN’s assistant secretary-general for human rights, Andrew Gilmour. (Image: Munir Uz Zaman/AFP ) Article from BBC News Myanmar has not stopped its ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya people in Rakhine…

Atrocities Against Myanmar Minority Compared To Holocaust

“We’d like to think we’ve learned from history but . . . . we have a holocaust of its own going on, the Rohingya people and we need to wake up.” – Steven Markowitz, chairman of Nassau’s Holocaust Memorial Article…

Local Muslim Leader Coordinates Rohingya Day Of Action In Washington, D.C.

A Rohingya Muslim woman, who crossed over from Myanmar into Bangladesh, holds the hands of her grandchildren at Balukhali refugee camp in Ukhiya, Bangladesh, Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017. AP Photo/A.M. Ahad This Wednesday, Muslim leaders and activists from across the…

10 MEN 1 GRAVE: BURMA’S CHILLING “INN DIN MASSACRE”

Journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, were detained on Dec. 12, 2017 for violating Burma’s Official Secrets Act by reporting Burmese paramilitary troops and Buddhist villagers had tied 10 men together and killed them with machetes and gunfire. You…

Holocaust Museum talk exposes horrors in Myanmar

The Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County will present a program, Atrocities in Myanmar: Rohingya are Being Raped and Murdered as You Read This, on Sunday, March 4 at 2 p.m. While the Myanmar government commits genocide against…

BTF Meets Congressman Eliot Engel

Today, February 13, 2018, Adem Carroll met with Congressman Eliot Engel, the sponsor of the House Sanctions Bill against Myanmar. They discussed the practicality of the United States government imposing full-fledged sanctions on the Myanmar government in response to the genocide…

NGOs Call On Canada To Take Leadership In Rohingya Aid

“These are concentration camps of the 21st century, where the Rohingyas survive only through rations, where adults have no work and children no education, they have no basic rights and freedoms.” – Ahmed Ramadan, General Manager of Burma Task Force…

Repatriation Fraud: Rohingya Refoulement

Repatriation of Rohingya refugees will begin by January 22. The United Nations refugee agency says conditions are not safe for the return of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees from Bangladesh to Myanmar. This is not repatriation. This is a…

Rohingya Leaders Asked The World Not To Force Rohingyas Back

Imam Malik Mujahid Rohingya Leaders asked the world Not to Force Rohingyas Back to Burma Without Security and Citizenship Monday, Jan 8, Washington DC: American Rohingya leaders and Burma Task Force USA today appealed to the US government to ensure…

It’s Not Enough To Delete A Tweet Ambassador MacArthur

Written By: Tauseef Akbar Last year in September, Burma Task Force protested against Myanmar’s genocidal operations which were killing and destroying Rohingya at which the Foreign Minister of Canada Chrystia Freedland spoke, saying that what was happening to the Rohingya amounted to “ethnic cleansing.” However,…

Perspectives #7 Adem Carroll

Perspectives with Asima Silva features local and national guests sharing their perspectives on politics, current events, mental and emotional health, and religion. Asima talks with Adem Carroll from the Burma Task Force.

Rohingya Daily News 06 December 2017

The Rohingya, an ethnic group from Arakan, Myanmar (Burma), is one of most persecuted minorities in the world. The past military Junta delisted the Rohingyas from the Burmese Ethnic groups just few years after independence of Burma. Since then, the…

Rohingya Daily News 05 December 2017 Rohingya Daily News 05 December 2017

The Rohingya, an ethnic group from Arakan, Myanmar (Burma), is one of most persecuted minorities in the world. The past military Junta delisted the Rohingyas from the Burmese Ethnic groups just few years after independence of Burma. Since then, the…

Tillerson Speaks: Myanmar ‘Ethnic Cleansing’ Rohingya

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says Myanmar’s action against the Rohingya constitutes ethnic cleansing. However, a senior state department official said the term “ethnic cleansing” does not imply consequences. The U.S. must classify the atrocities in Burma as “genocide.”…

The U.N. Finally Uses The Word ‘Genocide’

“Can anyone rule out that elements of genocide may be present?” The United Nations defines genocide as acts intended to destroy a national, ethnic, racial or religious group in whole or in part. Since its founding five years ago Burma…

Burma Task Force Calls The New Bilateral Repatriation Agreement A Fraud: Agreement Raises More Questions Than It Answers, Fails To Serve Rohingya

November 24: Fleeing genocide by the Myanmar (Burmese) Military, the number of recent Rohingya refugees arriving in Bangladesh has surpassed 620,000. The US government has formally recognized Myanmar policies as “ethnic cleansing.” The world is waking up to the long…

Dr. Zarni Speaks About Rohingya Genocide (Audio Only)

Institute for Research of Genocide Canada hosted the esteemed Genocide Scholar & Activist, Dr. Maung Zarni at University of Toronto on November 24, 2017.

What Will It Take To Stop The Genocide?

Help stop the brutal genocide of the Rohingya in Burma. The Burmese government is oppressing the Rohingya people to the point that seven Nobel Peace laureates declared their actions a genocide. We will work tirelessly to pressure international governments to…

Rohingya Children Raped By Burmese Military

According to Médecins Sans Frontières, dozens of Rohingya girls have been given medical and psychological support at its Kutupalong health facility. More than half the girls treated for sexual assaults are under 18 years old, some of them under 10…

Family Of Faith Addressing Rohingya Genocide

October 5, 2017 Burma Task Force Chairman, Imam Abdul Malik Mujahid, spoke about the Rohingya genocide taking place in Burma and how communities of all faiths can work together to stop it.

WATCH: Live Stream Of The 2nd Peoples’ Tribunal On Myanmar’s ‘Crimes Against Humanity’

Day 3: Day 2: Day 1 Session 3: Day 1 Session 1: For background on the judges, experts and testimonites to be presented at the PPT click here.

PM Christina Freeland with Burma Task Force Canada

Comments come as pressure mounts for Canada to help establish safe-zone, take concrete action https://www.cbc.ca/i/caffeine/syndicate/?mediaId=1048255555718 please click the above link to watch the video Canada will seek access into a region of Myanmar where thousands of Rohingyas have been forced out, Foreign…

A Rohingya Muslim woman, who crossed over from Myanmar into Bangladesh, holds the hands of her grandchildren at Balukhali refugee camp in Ukhiya, Bangladesh, Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017. AP Photo/A.M. Ahad

Comments come as pressure mounts for Canada to help establish safe-zone, take concrete action Canada’s Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland said the killings of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar looks a lot like “ethnic cleansing” 2:22 Canada will seek access into…

Canada provides $2.5M in urgent funding for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

Nearly 400,000 Muslims have fled Myanmar since Aug. 25 Rohingya refugees walk to the shore after crossing the Bangladesh-Myanmar border by boat through the Bay of Bengal in Shah Porir Dwip, Bangladesh, on Sept. 10. (Danish Siddiqui/Reuters) The federal government…

U.N. Report On Burma: Campaign Of Terror

A UN report claims Burmese security forces are waging a campaign of rape, torture and child murder against Rohingya Muslims.

Pope Blasts Burma For Rohingya Persecution

Pope Francis blasted Myanmar over its horrible treatment of the Rohingya.This comes days after a U. N. report concluded Burmese security forces waged a “campaign of terror” against the ethnic Rohingya Muslim minority. For information, articles and blogs checkout: burmamuslims.org…

Rohingya Island: A Human Rights Catastrophe

Bangladesh plans to relocate thousands of Rohingya refugees to an uninhabitable island in the Bay of Bengal. Rights advocates warn this could trigger a humanitarian catastrophe.

Burma Security Faces Alleged To Have Raped Three Rohingya Villagers

Rohingya media reports have published a video in which three Rohingya women, whose faces are covered by shawls allege that their village was attacked by Burmese military (Tatmadaw) and Border Guard Police (BGP) on July 30th and that they were…

Burma Task Force’s Adem Carroll Challenges Suu Kyi’s Communications Director Aye Aye Soe

In a Letter-to-the-Editor (July 23) published in the Washington Post, the director-general of the Ministry of the Office of the State Counsellor’s Communication Unit, Aye Aye Soe took issue with the Post’s (July 16) editorial noting that Burma is backsliding…

Pope Blasts Burma For Rohingya Persecution

Pope Francis blasted Myanmar over its horrible treatment of the Rohingya.This comes days after a U. N. report concluded Burmese security forces waged a “campaign of terror” against the ethnic Rohingya Muslim minority.

Mass Sexual Violence Leaves Rohingya Women Traumatized And Stateless

The United Nations has documented shocking accounts of sexual violence, including gang rape, against Rohingya women and girls at the hands of Myanmar’s military. News Deeply spoke with a U.N. investigator about what she found when she talked to survivors. WRITTEN BYAlexandra Bradford…

Suu Kyi Is Prepared To Quit

In an address marking her 1st year in office Suu Kyi said she is prepared to step down if people are dissatisfied with her leadership.

Protest Meet Suu Kyi Visit To Canada

Aung San Suu Kyi and the Canadian government only let it be known that she would visit Canada a week prior to her arrival on June 5th to meet with PM Justin Trudeau; Suu Kyi will be in Canada from…

Protest Meet Suu Kyi Visit To Canada

Aung San Suu Kyi and the Canadian government only let it be known that she would visit Canada a week prior to her arrival on June 5th to meet with PM Justin Trudeau; Suu Kyi will be in Canada from…

Cyclone Mora Ravages Rohingya Camps In Bangladesh

On Tuesday Bangladesh was hit by Cyclone Mora, the huge storm devastated Rohingya refugee camps, displacing 200,000. The government claims they were evacuated to shelters but as Fortify Rights Matthew Smith noted there is no evidence to confirm these claims. A further…

Cyclone Mora Ravages Rohingya Camps In Bangladesh

On Tuesday Bangladesh was hit by Cyclone Mora, the huge storm devastated Rohingya refugee camps, displacing 200,000. The government claims they were evacuated to shelters but as Fortify Rights Matthew Smith noted there is no evidence to confirm these claims. A further…

Pakistan Petition: Do Not Arm Burmese Military. Do Not Aid Rohingya Genocide

The Burmese military has persecuted Rohingya Muslims for decades. Since October, the Myanmar military has been involved in a “clearance operation” in Rohingya areas. The Islamic Republic of Pakistan Must Not Sell JF-17 Fighter Jets To Burma while it perpetuates…

Red Cross Demands Access To Rohingya Muslims In Myanmar

An international humanitarian aid group has asked the government of Myanmar to give it access to help the Muslim Rohingya community in the county’s troubled Rakhine State. Peter Maurer, the president of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC),…

Extremist Monks Attack Muslims In Mandalay

Dozens of police officers were deployed and fired at least two warning shots in the suburb of commercial capital Yangon after Buddhist nationalists besieged the area on the pretext of arresting illegal Muslims from Rakhine State, local media outlets reported.…

Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal Calls Out Myanmar Abuses

The Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal held hearings in London on March 6-8 at Queen Mary University. Testimony was heard on crimes committed by the Burmese state against Rohingya and Kachin minorities.

Kofi Annan Commission: Burma Must Close Camps

Myanmar should immediately start letting Rohingya Muslims return home and ultimately close rundown camps for the displaced in its western Rakhine state, a panel led by former U.N. chief Kofi Annan said on Thursday. More than 120,000 people, mostly Rohingyas,…

Myanmar Army Defends Brutal Crackdown

Myanmar’s military chief denounces citizenship of Rohingya Muslims and defends the brutal government crackdown.

RohingyaTestimony | no reason to hide our faces

A film about young Rohingya women, some as young as 14, who shared with me their stories of murder and rape in Aung San Suu Kyi’s Myanmar. Filmed in Teknaf region near the Myanmar/Bangladesh border. December 2016 & January 2017.…

It’s Not Ethnic Cleansing. It’s Genocide.

Have you heard of Tula Toli? A massacre took place here. Genocide is an international crime and it is happening in Burma. It is the responsibility of the international community to protect populations from genocide. Some politicians call it “ethnic…

Your Zakat Can End Rape Against The Rohingya

Donate Zakat today to help stop the brutal rape of the Rohingya in Burma. The Burmese government is oppressing the Rohingya people to the point that seven Nobel Peace laureates declared their actions a genocide. We will work tirelessly to…

GIVE ZAKAT TO END THE ROHINGYA GENOCIDE

Donate Zakat today to help stop the genocide of the Rohingya people in Burma. The Burmese government is oppressing the Rohingya people to the point that seven Nobel Peace laureates declared their actions a genocide. We will work tirelessly to…

Roundup: Burma Task Force In The News 1/30-2/10

Burma Task Force activities in the past week and a half.: Enterprise News: Thousands In Boston Protest Trump Muslim Ban “Abdallah Ddumba, who is the Muslim advisor at Bentley University in Waltham and the New England coordinator for the Burma…

When A Religious Minority Is Muslim

The Rohingya are primarily located in the Rakhine state in western Burma. Burma’s Rohingya Refugees Are A Blind Spot In Trump Order President Donald Trump’s executive order banning refugees from seven majority-Muslim countries makes exceptions for religious minorities. The order,…

Annan To Suu Kyi: Close Camps & Grant Rohingya Rights

The government-appointed Rakhine Advisory Commission chaired by former UN secretary-general Kofi Annan urged Myanmar to close IDP camps and return rights to Rohingya Muslims. Myanmar State Counsellor and de facto Suu Kyi welcomed the report and committed the government to…

Food Flotilla Planned To Aid Rohingya: Burma Says “NO!”

An aid flotilla for Rohingya Muslims carrying food and emergency supplies is scheduled to sail from Malaysia for Myanmar’s troubled Rakhine State at the end January 2017. The Burmese Foreign Ministry has asked Malaysia to block aid to the Rohingya.…

The Rohingya: Victims Of Burmese Military Rape – A BTF Documentary

Burma Task Force USA presents ROHINGYA: VICTIMS OF BURMESE MILITARY RAPE. This is a film about young Rohingya women, some as young as 14, who share their stories of murder and rape with acclaimed filmmaker Shafiur Rhaman. Shot in Teknaf…

Suu Kyi Censorship: Journalist Fired For Story On Military Rape Allegations

As you know, the military of Burma has been committing atrocities in the name of cracking down on terrorism in Rakhine State. They’ve been raping civilians, killing suspects without trying them in court & burning whole villages. The only reason…

Rohingya Fleeing Burma Amid Violent Crackdown

As the Burmese armed forces continue their brutal crackdown on Rohingya communities in the name of “security” and fighting “terrorism,” credible reports of extra-judicial killings against the Rohingya continue to mount. So far at least 26 Rohingya have been killed…

Ban Ki-Moon Visits Burma, Highlights Rohingya Rights

UN Secretary General, Ban Ki Moon, visited Burma and met with Aung San Suu Kyi, the de facto civilian leader of the nation. Moon, appealed to the leadership of Burma and the Burmese people to give the Rohingya their rights…

The Hill: No Democracy In Burma Without Rights For Rohingya

Friday, Aug. 19* was World Rohingya Day, marking an opportunity for the global community to truly commit to alleviating the suffering of the Rohingya people. In light of the ongoing crises occurring elsewhere in the world, the plight of the…

Barriers To Freedom: Rohingya Citizenship

Rohingya have been in Burma for centuries, as indigenous people living on their ancestral land, however, they are not recognized as one of Burma’s 135 ethnic groups. The discriminatory 1982 Burma Citizenship Law makes it almost impossible for the Rohingya…

ROHINGYA MOSQUES DESTROYED IN BURMA