Monday, January 16, 2017

Urgent Action!

Dear friend

For more than three months the Burmese Army has been on the rampage against the Rohingya.  When they attack villages they rape women, torture and execute men, make mass arrests and burn homes. 65,000 Rohingya have fled to neighbouring Bangladesh. There is no end in sight for the crisis.
 
But this week there is an opportunity to do something about it!
 
This Thursday 56 Foreign Ministers are holding an emergency meeting on the Rohingya crisis. They are from the Organisation for Islamic Cooperation (OIC). They could decide to support an inquiry by the UN Human Rights Council into the Rohingya crisis.
 
Such an investigation could help reduce human rights violations and set out a roadmap for ensuring human rights for the Rohingya.
 
Having a major international body like the OIC would be a huge boost for the campaign for rights for the Rohingya.
 
This is what Rohingya human rights activists have been asking for. Will you help them?
Urgent Action on Rohingya crisis in Burma. Please email the OIC now asking them to back a UN Commission of Inquiry.
Rohingya refugees flee by boat after attacks by the Burmese Army.
Please email the OIC, and the government of Malaysia, which is hosting the meeting, asking them to back a UN Commission of Inquiry into the Rohingya crisis.
 
If the Burmese Army know they are under scrutiny from a UN Inquiry, we could see a reduction in human rights violations. Lives could be saved. Please take action now.
 
Thank you.

Mark Farmaner
Burma Campaign UK
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