Rallies

75 Faith Leaders and Activists Rally

In New York City, 75 faith leaders and activists rallied to remember Rohingya rights, with a mile long procession from the Islamic Cultural Center to houses of worship and then to the Myanmar (Burmese) Mission.The event was held on Friday afternoon August 24 to accommodate our Jewish partners.

 

Representing City Hall, Sarah Sayeed read a message of solidarity and support from NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio and a Twitter statement from NYC Council member Brad Lander was also shared thanks to Shahana Hanif. (statements attached)

 

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 (including Burma Task Force correspondent, Hena Zuberi) discuss those allegations and the ongoing refugee crisis in Bangladesh.

 

Watch video on the website: https://www.voanews.com/a/4549297.html

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 hot! We must strike now! Twitter and phone messaging is our power. Please use it several times a day today and tomorrow. See the details below:

 

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, and requires referral to the International Criminal Court (ICC). The United Nations Security Council must refer this matter to the ICC when it meets to discuss the genocide tomorrow, and not fail once again to act. 

 

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