Tuesday, 14 July 2015

101 Birmingham Councillors urge Foreign Secretary & UN to intervene on Genocide of Rohingya People in Burma

Source Waseemzaffer

On Sunday, 21st June 2015, nearly 1,000 Brummies of all faith and no faith, attended a peaceful demonstration organised by the Rohingya Solidarity Movement in Chamberlain Square to show solidarity towards the Rohingya community who are suffering at the hands of the Burma authorities.

At this event, a number of elected Birmingham Councillors committed to making representation to the Foreign Secretary, Rt Hon Phil Hammond MP to seek intervention from the United Nations Security Council in Burma.

Today, a letter signed by 101 Labour, Conservative and Liberal Democrat Councillors from Birmingham has been sent to the Foreign Secretary:

Rt Hon Philip Hammond MP
The Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
King Charles Street

Dear Mr Philip Hammond,

Re: Genocide of Rohingya People in Burma

We, the undersigned, elected representatives of Birmingham City Council, request our Government to convene a special session of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) to lobby members of the UNSC and sponsor a draft resolution demanding the following:

  • Government of Burma must change the law to allow citizenship to Rohingya people.
  • Allow unrestricted access to United Nations (UN) investigators to report on the scale of violence and killing carried out against Rohingya people.
  • Government of Burma must allow UN peace-keeping force as applied in other parts of the world where conflicts and genocide have taken place.
  • To arrest and try those responsible for instigating violence against Rohingya people.
  • Allow Non-Government Organisations and charities to enter Burma and to operate without harassment and intimidation from local extremists and the Burmese military.
  • Ensure children of Rohingya people are entitled to receive education.
  • UNSC to set a deadline on the demands laid out by the tabled resolution or Burma face the possibility of sanctions.
  • UNSC to call on neighbouring countries to do more to help Rohingya people fleeing persecution. All countries must ensure Rohingyas at refugee camps are protected from traffickers and criminals gangs from harming women and children.

For any further information, please do not hesitate to contact us. Thanking you in anticipation.

Yours truly,

Sir Albert BoreLadywoodLab Group Leader
Robert AldenErdingtonCon Group Leader
Paul Tilsley CBESheldonLibDem Leader
Muhammad AfzalAstonLab
Uzma AhmedBordesley GreenLab
Mohammed AikhlaqBordesley GreenLab
Deirdre AldenEdgbastonCon
Nawaz AliSouth YardleyLab
Tahir AliNechellsLab
Sue AndersonSheldonLibDem
Gurdial Singh AtwalHandsworth WoodLab
Mohammed AzimSparkbrookLab
Caroline BadleyQuintonLab
Susan BarnettBillesleyLab
David BarrieSutton New HallCon
Vivienne BartonBartley GreenCon
Bob BeauchampErdingtonCon
Matt BennettEdgbastonCon
Steve BootonWeoleyLab
Barry BowlesHall GreenLab
Randal Brew OBENorthfieldCon
Mick BrownTyburnLab
Alex BuchananBillesleyLab
Sam BurdenHall GreenLab
Andy CartwrightLongbridgeLab
Tristan ChatfieldOscottLab
Zaker ChoudhrySouth YardleyLibDem
Debbie ClancyNorthfieldCon
John ClancyQuintonLab
Lynda ClintonTyburnLab
John CottonShard EndLab
Ian CruiseLongbridgeLab
Basharat DadStechford & Yardley NorthLab
Barbara DringOscottLab
Jerry EvansSpringfieldLibDem
Mohammed FazalSpringfieldLab
Mick FinneganStockland GreenLab
Matthew GregsonQuintonLab
Paulette HamiltonHandsworth WoodLab
Andrew HardieSutton VeseyCon
Roger HarmerAcocks GreenLibDem
Barry HenleyBrandwoodLab
Penny HolbrookStockland GreenLab
Des HughesKingstandingLab
Jon HuntPerry BarrLibDem
Mahmood HussainLozells & East HandsworthLab
Mohammed IdreesWashwood HeathLab
Zafar IqbalSouth YardleyLab
Ziaul Islam MBEAstonLab
Kerry JenkinsHall GreenLab
Brigid JonesSelly OakLab
Josh JonesStockland GreenLab
Nagina KauserAstonLab
Tony KennedySparkbrookLab
Ansar Ali KhanWashwood HeathLab
Changese KhanSelly OakLab
Mariam KhanWashwood HeathLab
Narinder Kaur KoonerHandsworth WoodLab
Chaman LalSohoLab
Mike LeddyBrandwoodLab
Bruce LinesBartley GreenCon
Keith LinnecorOscottLab
Majid MahmoodHodge HillLab
Ewan MackeySutton TrinityCon
Karen McCarthySelly OakLab
James McKayHarborneLab
Gareth MooreErdingtonCon
Yvonne MosquitoNechellsLab
Brett O'ReillyNorthfieldLab
John O'SheaAcocks GreenLab
Eva PhillipsBrandwoodLab
Jess PhillipsLongbridgeLab
Robert PocockSutton VeseyLab
Victoria QuinnSparkbrookLab
Hendrina QuinnenLozells & East HandsworthLab
Chauhdry RashidNechellsLab
Habib RehmanSpringfieldLab
Carl RiceLadywoodLab
Fergus RobinsonEdgbastonCon
Gary SambrookKingstandingCon
Valerie SeabrightKings NortonLab
Rob SealeyBournvilleCon
Shafique ShahBordesley GreenLab
Mike SharpeTyburnLab
Sybil SpenceSohoLab
Claire SpencerMoseley & Kings HeathLab
Stewart StaceyAcocks GreenLab
Ron StorerKingstandingCon
Martin Straker WeldsMoseley & Kings HeathLab
Sharon ThompsonSohoLab
Karen TrenchPerry BarrLibDem
Lisa TrickettMoseley & Kings HeathLab
Anne UnderwoodSutton Four OaksCon
Anita WardHodge HillLab
Ian WardShard EndLab
Mike WardSheldonLibDem
Fiona WilliamsHodge HillLab
Ken WoodSutton New HallCon
Alex YipSutton New HallCon
Waseem ZaffarLozells & East HandsworthLab
July 07, 2015 - waseemzaffar

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