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..
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 to be punished to the maximum extent of the law. Support for international human rights laws and institutions is the overwhelming consensus among Rohingya leaders worldwide. Without ICC referral, justice for Rohingya is unlikely, and impunity for perpetrators of genocide and mass atrocities will be assured.
Military and civilian leaders, such as the head Min Aung Hlaing, must be held responsible for their actions.
We ask the United Nations to categorically declare crimes against the Rohingya constitute a genocide and ensure justice for Rohingya and other minorities through the restoration of property, security and citizenship.
We ask strong sanctions on Burma until the Burmese government surrenders the criminals to ICC and restores citizenship and security to all minorities.
Mohammed Asahab Dean – American Rohingya Muslim Organization
Mohiuddin Yusof- World Rohingya Organization (WRO)
Shauckhat Kyaw soe aung Ali- Rohingya American Society (Milwaukee)
Mohammad Mustak Mohammad Arif- Rohingya Society of Greater Nashua (New Hampshire)
Dr. Abdul Hamid bin Musa Ali- Burmese Rohingya Community of Wisconsin (BRCW)
Nasir Zakaria- Rohingya Cultural Center, Chicago
Karim Yaqub- Burma Task Force