Letter to the National Unity Government: In a letter we organized, Burmese leaders of North…
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 to learn about “Action Plan 2018 for Rohingyas.”
An Important Webinar on January 11:
What: Plan 2018: Stopping genocide and repatriation without security.
When: Thursday. Jan. 11, 2018. 8PM Eastern Time.
Who: Imam Malik Mujahid, Chair of Burma Task Force
Sign-up for Webinar Here.
Here is what the Rohingya refugees with tearfilled eyes are telling us:
We rather die here,
Burmese would starve us to death
We rather drown in the river than go back to the mercy of the Rakhines, “Even if you drop a bomb and kill us all here, the neighboring Bangladeshis will at least give us a janaza, don’t send us back. We saw chopped limbs and rotting bodies, we will not get janaza there.”
Rohingya activist and BTF volunteer, Raees TinMaungNu, has just sent us an email from the camps. It captures the feelings of Rohingya about repatriation but even more heartrending is the message he sends to “all those who hear” his story.
Also this week Rohingya leaders and activists have been in Washington DC, meeting with Representatives, Senators, and speaking with media about the catastrophe of repatriation. The Chair of BTF, Imam Malik Mujahid spoke with media as well and expressed the sentiments of the group, “Rohingyas must not be sent back to the genocide zones of Burma without security and citizenship.”
This is why we continue to urge you to push Congress to act today and lead the charge to secure Rohingya rights by ensuring they are not returned to a genocidal fate.
Call Your Congressman Today
1. Call your Senator and Representative. Their numbers can be found here:
Or call the Congressional Switchboard at 202-224-3121 and ask to be connected to your Congressman’s office.
2. Ask them:
Tell them “repatriation is refoulement” and urge them to tell Bangladesh that Rohingya cannot be forced back to Myanmar when the threat of persecution and violence is more present than ever.
Strengthen Senate bill 2060 and House Resolution 4223 to impose full sanctions (except food, shelter and medicine) on Burma rather than only targeted sanctions on its military.
3. Donate, support and volunteer with Burma Task Force. BTF is one of the few campaigns devoted to raising awareness and advocating full time to stop the genocide against the Rohingya Muslims!
4. Download & share this Alert with your contacts and places of worship.