International Campaign for Freedom of Aung San Suu Kyi and Burma
Monday, January 16, 2017
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.