Burma Task Force deplores today's murder of Rohingya leader Mohibullah and urges the Bangladeshi authorities to conduct a credible investigation into these tragic events. International community organizations should also work to advocate for refugee camp security that protects all Rohingya from such violence..
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 cause. Archbishop Desmond Tutu (Nobel Peace laureate), Mairead Maguire (Nobel Peace laureate), George Soros (Open Society Foundation), Tun Mahathir Mohamad (former Prime Minister of Malaysia), and Jose Ramos-Horta (former Primer Minister of East Timor), send these messages condemning the systematic persecution of Rohingyas by the Burmese government.
George Soros states that what he witnessed happening to Rohingya eminds him of the Nazi-occupied Hungary from his childhood; Archbishop Desmond Tutu agrees with Amartya Sen that the situation is a slow genocide; Jose Ramos-Horta insists that the rights of the Rohingya cannot be left out of Burma’s transition to democracy. Read the transcripts of these profound statements, which were presented before the The Oslo Conference to End the Systematic Persecution of Rohingyas (May 26-28, 2015).
The Oslo Conference was organized and sponsored by Burma Task Force, Justice for All, Den norske Burmakomité; International State Crime Initiative (Queen Mary University of London); Harvard Global Equality Initiative; Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative.
The speakers are:
– George Soros, Open Society Foundations, Soros Foundation
– Tun Mahathir bin Mohamad, former Prime Minister of Malaysia (1981-2003)
– Jose Ramos-Horta, former President of Timor-Leste (2007-2012), Nobel Peace Prize Laureate (1996)
– Mairead Maguire, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate (1976)
– Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate (1984)