Wednesday 27 June 2018

The United Nations has betrayed the Rohingya — once again

Source WashintonPost, 26 June

Rohingya refugees walk under rain clouds on Tuesday in Jamtoli refugee camp in Bangladesh. (Wong Maye-E/AP)

Azeem Ibrahim is a senior fellow at the Center for Global Policy and author of "The Rohingyas: Inside Myanmar's Hidden Genocide." 

On June 6, the United Nations agencies in Burma — namely, the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees and the U.N. Development Program — signed a memorandum of understanding with the government of the country concerning the repatriation of some 700,000 Rohingya refugees from Cox's Bazar in Bangladesh. The members of this Muslim minority group had been forcibly displaced from their homeland in Burma's Rakhine state entirely between August and December last year, when the Burmese armed forces used the excuse of a minor ethnic insurgency in the area — a rebellion not unlike the others going on in the country's border regions in recent months — to force almost the entirety of an ethnic group from the land of their birth and across the border to Bangladesh.

The U.N. has been treating this agreement as a welcome step forward. Yet this neglects several fundamental problems. The terms of the agreement have not been made public, no representatives of the Rohingya themselves have been consulted on the matter, and the U.N. agencies do not appear to have obligated the government of Burma to ensure the security of Rohingya returning to the country. Nor is there any sign of movement toward accountability for those who have previously orchestrated and carried out the attacks on the minority community.

If past experience is anything to go by, the majority of those returning will not be going back to their villages and their homes. Instead the Burmese government will send them to internal refugee camps, as has been the case in past instances when the U.N. "facilitated the return" of Rohingya refugees who had fled abuses in Burma.

As things stand now, we know for a fact that many of those villages have already been burned to the ground, and many of the lands have already been redistributed to Rakhine Buddhists. Where would the returnees go, if not to Burma's already notorious "concentration camps"?

There are already more than 120,000 Rohingya held in such camps from previous refugee crises. These are places where international relief organizations are not allowed to go, and where the interned are just rotting away with no prospects of employment or education, little or no access to health care, and no expectation of ever being released.

If repatriation is forced upon the 700,000 Rohingya in Cox's Bazar, according to the terms of this agreement, the best-case scenario is that they will flee again in a few months or years. This refugee ping-pong has occurred before, and it has done nothing to alleviate the human suffering of those displaced. Quite the opposite: It has served only to amplify their problems.

The Rohingya crisis in Rakhine state is already understood at the global level to be a de facto genocide. We cannot and must not drive these people back into the hands of those who wish nothing more than to kill them. No Rohingya should be enticed, let alone compelled, to return to Burma before the country's regime is purged of its genocidal elements and before all those who have previously committed crimes against humanity are held to account in international human rights courts.

If the U.N. is serious about tackling the plight of the Rohingya people in the region, it should start with those 120,000 in internal camps of Burma itself. At the very least, they should be released from their effective prisons and allowed to return to their lands, under the supervision of international observers.

Next, the government must grant adequate legal protections to these people and to the areas they inhabit, and must begin to prosecute those who have instigated and carried out attacks against the group in the past. And then, it must begin the process of normalizing the legal status of the Rohingya and establish the legal processes by which they will be granted citizenship in the country of their birth, as per international law. Only then can there be any question of returning any more Rohingya from other refugee camps in the region.

Whatever else we may want to say about the refugee camps in Cox's Bazar and other places, the Rohingya there are safe. International relief organizations have access to them, can see to their well-being and can help with at least some human services. Returning any of these people to Burma under the current conditions, as envisioned by the memorandum of understanding, would make their lives materially worse.

These people have suffered enough. The obligation on the international community now is to make their lives safer and better — not to throw them back into harm's way.

Two elite divisions led a crackdown that forced 700,000 Muslims to flee Myanmar. Here's how they did it.

Source Reuters, 26 June

Two elite divisions led a crackdown that forced 700,000 Muslims to flee Myanmar. Here's how they did it.

A Reuters investigation provides the first comprehensive account of the precise role played by Myanmar's 33rd and 99th light infantry divisions in the savage offensive, and the close ties between the army's commander in chief and its elite troops.

YANGON, Myanmar/COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh – In early August last year, a young lieutenant named Kyi Nyan Lynn flew to Rakhine State, with hundreds of other Myanmar soldiers. They were about to launch a campaign that would drive hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims from their homes and leave the region in flames.

First, however, Lieutenant Kyi Nyan Lynn of the 33rd Light Infantry Division did what any young man might do: He wrote a Facebook post.

"In our plane, we got to eat cake," read the Aug. 10 post.

"Are you going to eat Bengali meat?" commented a friend. Many Burmese refer to Rohingya as "Bengali" or use the pejorative term "kalar."

"Whatever, man," replied the lieutenant.

"Crush the kalar, buddy," urged another friend.

"Will do," he replied.

Kyi Nyan Lynn was part of what some Western military analysts refer to as Myanmar's "tip of the spear:" hundreds of battle-hardened soldiers from two light infantry divisions – the 33rd and 99th – famed for their brutal counter-insurgency campaigns against this nation's many ethnic minorities.

The European Union imposed sanctions on seven senior military officials from Myanmar

Source Reuters, 25 June

Note:  The European Union imposed sanctions on seven senior military officials from Myanmar that exclude Top criminal general Min Aung Hlaing and chosen just a few from here:
1) state heads: Ms. Suu Kyi, Thein Sein, Than Shwe, Khin Nyunt,  
former western commander Win Myint of 77th Light Infantry Division,
2) Members of military back force Arakan Liberation Party,
3)Top military general Min Aung Hlaing, 
4)Former western military commander Maj. Gen Maung Soe and current western military commander Bri. Gen Soe Thint Naing, 
5)Border affairs minister Lt. Gen Ye Aung and his deputy Maj. Gen Than Htut, 
6)Former chief of border guard police Bri. Gen Thura San Lwin and current chief of border guard police Bri. Maung Maung Khin, 
7)Former police Col. Sein Lwin and current police Col. Aung Myat Soe, 
8)Home affairs minister Lt. Gen Kyaw Swe and his deputy Maj. Gen Aung Soe,
9)Former immigration ministers Bri. Gen U Khin Yi, Lt. Gen Ko Ko and current immigration minister Thein Swe
10)Rakhine politicians and Rakhine MPs including ousted Dr. Aye Maung- chairman of Arakan National Party.
11)The village headman, police chief, military captain from every village have directly joined the attacks,
12)Attack organizers: many Rakhine businessmen, family members of former military generals. 
13)Crimes promoters: state counselor office director general and government spokesperson Major Zaw Htay, nationalist monks including ex-prisoner Wirathu and nation's top abbot Thi Dagu from central Burma, ex-prisoner U Pinnya-Sya-Ra from Sittwe, Religious and cultural affairs minister Thura Aung Ko, Saw Mya Razar Lin (former joint secretary of military wing Arakan Liberation Party and operating Rakhine Women's Development Foundation and Rakhine Women's Union, both in Bangladesh and Myanmar).

LUXEMBOURG/YANGON (Reuters) - The European Union and Canada imposed sanctions on seven senior military officials from Myanmar on Monday, including the general in charge of an operation accused of driving more than 700,000 Rohingya Muslims to flee to Bangladesh.

Within hours of the EU announcement, the Myanmar military announced that one of the sanctioned generals had been fired on Monday and another had left the army last month after being removed from his post.

The seven face asset freezes and are banned from travelling to the EU, after the bloc extended an arms embargo and prohibited any training of, or cooperation with, Myanmar's armed forces.

The EU sanctions, first reported by Reuters in April, also mark a shift in diplomacy by the European bloc, which suspended its restrictive measures on Myanmar in 2012 to support its partial shift to democratic governance in recent years.

The crackdown on the Rohingya in northwestern Rakhine State, which the United Nations denounced as "ethnic cleansing" by the military, has soured relations.

Myanmar rejects almost all accusations of wrongdoing and says it launched a legitimate counter-insurgency operation after coming under attack by Rohingya militants last August.

One of the officers sanctioned by the EU, Major General Maung Maung Soe, had already been sanctioned by the United States last December. He was transferred late last year from his post as the head of Western Command in Rakhine, where Myanmar's military launched its ferocious counter-offensive.

"He is responsible for the atrocities and serious human rights violations committed against (the) Rohingya population in Rakhine State by the Western Command during that period," the EU said in a statement.

Hours later, the Myanmar army said in a statement that Maung Maung Soe had been fired on Monday from the military for underperformance when responding to Rohingya militant attacks.

It also said that another sanctioned commander — Lieutenant General Aung Kyaw Zaw, whose Bureau of Special Operations No. 3 oversaw the Western Command — was "given permission to resign" in May. He had also been earlier moved from his original post. The army said it found "some flaws" in his performance.

It did not refer to the EU sanctions in its statement.

Thant Zin Oo, the commander of the 8th Security Police Battalion, was also sanctioned. The EU accused him of "serious human rights violations (that) include unlawful killings and systematic burning of Rohingya houses and buildings." Four other senior military staff were named, all generals.

Canada sanctioned the same seven officers shortly after the EU announcement. Its sanctions impose asset freezes and bar Canadians and people in Canada from dealing with the listed officers "or providing financial or related services to them".

Canada first imposed sanctions related to the Rohingya crisis in February, when Reuters reported on events in the village of Inn Din where 10 Rohingya men were killed by Rakhine Buddhists and security force members. Reuters named and detailed Thant Zin Oo's role in Rakhine in that story for the first time.

Two Reuters journalists were jailed while reporting the story and remain in prison in Yangon, where they face up to 14 years behind bars for violating Myanmar's Official Secrets Act.

Reporting by Robin Emmott; Editing by John Stonestreet, David Stamp and Peter Graff

Thursday 14 June 2018

2018 Aurora Prize awarded to Myanmar lawyer Kyaw Hla Aung

Source armradio, 10 June 

The third annual $1.1 million Aurora Prize for Awakening Humanity was awarded today to Mr. Kyaw Hla Aung, a lawyer and activist recognized for his dedication to fighting for equality, education and human rights for the Rohingya people in Myanmar, in the face of persecution, harassment and oppression. Kyaw Hla Aung was presented the 2018 Aurora Prize, granted by the Aurora Humanitarian Initiative on behalf of the survivors of the Armenian Genocide and in gratitude to their saviors, at a ceremony in Armenia. Kyaw Hla Aung was selected as the 2018 Aurora Prize Laureate among 750 nominations submitted from 115 countries.  

Vartan Gregorian, Co-Founder of the Aurora Prize and Member of the Selection Committee, commended Mr. Aung, stating: "As we remember the horrors and violence experienced by Armenians – especially women and children – on the deportation route during the Genocide, it is with a great sense of responsibility that we stand ready to support Kyaw Hla Aung's advocacy work that will hopefully lead one day to the enactment of national and international policies to protect and defend the vulnerable. Kyaw Hla Aung is doing tremendous work, at great risk to himself, and exemplifies the far-reaching impact one person can have to galvanize a movement, and to help individuals transform their lives."

As the 2018 Aurora Prize Laureate, Kyaw Hla Aung will receive a $100,000 grant and the opportunity to continue the cycle of giving by donating the accompanying $1,000,000 award to organizations of his choice. He will donate the award to three international organizations that provide medical aid and assistance to refugees in Myanmar: 

  • Médecins Sans Frontières (London)
  • Malaysian Medical Relief – MERCY Malaysia (Malaysia)
  • International Catholic Migration Commission – ICMC (Switzerland, USA)

Kyaw Hla Aung has been working tirelessly for decades, using his legal expertise to appeal for basic human rights for the stateless Rohingya people. His commitment to fight for justice for the hundreds of thousands of Muslim refugees in Myanmar persecuted by the government, and for the children who no longer have access to education, remains stronger than ever. He sacrificed a total of 12 years in prison as a result of his mission, at huge personal cost to his own family.

On being named the 2018 Aurora Prize Laureate, Kyaw Hla Aung said: "There are severe restrictions on my people. They have lost their courage and faith in themselves, have become illiterate, and, as a result, are penniless. It has been heartbreaking to see my community suffer from such discrimination. The support of the Aurora Prize serves as important recognition for all of the Muslim victims of human rights violations, as the plight of the Rohingya people continues to become more visible to the international public."

"Kyaw Hla Aung's work personifies the spirit of the Aurora Prize. He demonstrates the exceptional impact an individual can have in fighting injustice that often seems unbeatable, and inspires us to consider how a brave step forward to support the world's most vulnerable people can create impact beyond measure," said Mary Robinson, Aurora Prize Selection Committee Member and Former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.

Leading international humanitarian figures and Aurora Prize Selection Committee members, including Nobel Laureate Shirin Ebadi; former president of Ireland Mary Robinson; former foreign minister of Australia and President Emeritus of the International Crisis Group Gareth Evans; former president of Mexico, Ernesto Zedillo; Director of the Institute of Global Health Innovation at Imperial College London, Lord Ara Darzi; former US Ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power; and co-founder of Médecins Sans Frontières and former French foreign minister, Bernard Kouchner, were in Armenia to celebrate the 2018 Aurora Prize Laureate.

Kyaw Hla Aung was congratulated by Dr. Tom Catena, who was awarded the 2017 Aurora Prize for his exceptional commitment to providing urgent medical care to the 750,000 people in the war-torn Nuba Mountains of Sudan. He said: "The Aurora Prize has created a true light for our people in Nuba, and has helped rebuild the resilience of our community, ultimately to keep people alive. I am proud to share the Aurora Prize mantle with such a selfless humanitarian as Kyaw Hla Aung. I congratulate him on receiving this award and applaud his incredibly selfless efforts fighting for such a noble cause."

Guests of the Aurora Prize Ceremony also honored the contributions of the other two 2018 Aurora Prize Humanitarians: Dr. Sunitha Krishnan, women's rights advocate and Co-Founder of Prajwala, India, and Father Tomás González Castillo, Founder of La 72, a center that supports Central American migrants in Mexico.

The Aurora Prize Co-Founders, Vartan Gregorian, Noubar Afeyan and Ruben Vardanyan, and the organization's esteemed Selection Committee members join in congratulating the exceptional efforts of Kyaw Hla Aung, and the 2018 Aurora Humanitarians. As modern-day saviors who are putting their own lives at risk to save others, they serve to inspire the global community to step up embrace a commitment to our shared humanity.

Experts criticize new UN-Myanmar deal over Rohingya

Source AA
Experts criticize new UN-Myanmar deal over Rohingya

By Fatih Hafiz Mehmet 


Rohingya survivors of the Myanmar genocide are demanding a UN security force to guarantee their safe return to their homelands, terming the new agreement signed between Myanmar and the UN as inadequate, experts tell Anadolu Agency.

On June 6, the Myanmar government signed an agreement with the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), allowing them to get involved in the much-delayed repatriation process.

Maung Zarni, coordinator for strategic affairs at the Free Rohingya Coalition, and Natalie Brinham, an economics and social research council Ph.D. scholar at the Queen Mary University of London, wrote an analysis piece for Anadolu Agency giving their views on the new agreement.

"One million Rohingya survivors of Myanmar genocide, who took refuge across the borders in neighboring Bangladesh, remain largely unpersuaded by the news of the latest repatriation deal the United Nations agencies have signed with their perpetrators in Naypyidaw, and openly call for 'UN Security Forces' to guarantee safe return to their homelands in the Western Myanmar state of Rakhine," they wrote.

The analysts said on June 6, two UN agencies with mandates for refugee protection and development inked a memorandum of understanding with the government of Myanmar.

However, the contents of the agreement were treated as if it were Myanmar's top national security secret, they wrote.

"The conditions on the ground indicate no semblance of physical safety for any returning Rohingyas," the analysts said.

Zarni and Brinham added that there is also no indication that the official acceptance of Rohingya by Myanmar as an integral ethnic minority of the union is forthcoming.  

Reintegration prospect low

"And there is little prospect for their reintegration into the predominantly Buddhist society where the most powerful Senior Gen. Min Aung Hlaing publicly declared his genocidal intent, that Rohingya presence in N. Rakhine was 'unfinished business' from the pogroms of WWII," they said.

"In addition to the frightening prospects of being marched back to Myanmar's 'killing fields', what has unnerved Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh -- thousands have been in refugee camps in Bangladesh since the early 1990's as they fled the earlier waves of violent persecution -- about this latest UN-Myanmar refugee deal is this: UN agencies -- UNDP, UNHCR, World Food Program (WFP) -- have a dismal record when it comes to standing up for the Rohingya in the last 40 years since UNHCR first became involved in the repatriation process in the summer of 1978."

Zarni and Brinham said the UN's reputation -- and most specifically the reputation of UNHCR and UNDP -- is on the line in Myanmar, and beyond.

"Any part they play in facilitating returns from Bangladesh to Myanmar is risky -- when returns could potentially result in another round of mass killings, further decades of containment in concentration camps or deliberate slow starvation," they said.

The analysts urged the UN agencies to place protection and human rights first this time around.

"The signs of a new secretive deal don't bode well for the Rohingya survivors. The newly-managed UN in Myanmar has even shelved the organization's own governing principles, namely transparency and inclusivity, as evidenced in the freshly-inked MoU with Myanmar," they said.

Zarni and Brinham added Myanmar is now suspect in the eyes of the International Criminal Court and international law circles.

"In apparent compliance with the demands for secrecy typically made by Myanmar's military-controlled NLD-government, the UN has not made public the MoU for scrutiny. Neither has the UN included Rohingyas in any stage of the negotiations over the MoU, nor spelled out their future role," they said. 

'Listen to Rohingya voices'

The analysts said the UNHCR had added a fourth adjective, "sustainable", to the mainstreamed mantra of "voluntary, safe and dignified".

"To make the fourth adjective viable, the UN must listen to Rohingya voices that call for a protected return to a protected homeland in Myanmar."

Since Aug. 25, 2017, more than 750,000 refugees, mostly children and women, have fled Myanmar and crossed into Bangladesh after Myanmar forces launched a crackdown on the minority Muslim community, according to Amnesty International.

At least 9,400 Rohingya were killed in Rakhine from Aug. 25 to Sept. 24 last year, according to Doctors Without Borders.

In a report published recently, the humanitarian group said the deaths of 71.7 percent or 6,700 Rohingya were caused by violence. They include 730 children below the age of 5.

The Rohingya, described by the UN as the world's most persecuted people, have faced heightened fears of attack since dozens were killed in communal violence in 2012.

The UN documented mass gang rapes, killings -- including of infants and young children -- brutal beatings, and disappearances committed by security personnel.

In a report, UN investigators said such violations may have constituted crimes against humanity.

Thursday 7 June 2018

ARNA Press Release: Call to Support Referral of Myanmar to ICC

by Admin, 

The native Rohingya people of Arakan (Rakhine) state, have been facing total destruction and slowly driven out from their homelands by the military powered governments from 1960s. Similar pogroms have been repeated veryviolently and rapidly since June 2012 with the name of 'transition to democracy', now NLD led by popular Ms. Aung San Suu Kyi.

Over five decades of ongoing brutalities, persecutions, oppressions, war-crimes and destruction against minorities including Rohingya, have been well documented and well known to international communities, world leaders and United Nations. Similar military powered current government became more powerful in practising of their brutalities and making them acceptable to international communities due to lack of action by United Nations, international communities, world leaders, and also for vital influence of China, Russia and India.

Vigilante attacks onwards from June 2012 have achieved wiping out of 90% of total Rohingya population numbering about a million of people, killing over 60,000 innocent people including children and women, destruction ofabout 400 villages, rapping thousands of women as young as aged  12, detention of thousands of people involving children, large scale of physical tortures, looting, extortion, trapping about 150,000 people into concentration camps and systematically confining the remaining people followed by blockage of aid and ration supplies, destroying identities and forcing to accept foreigner identity.

Today, the minority group after group have been facing total destruction in the hands of military personals. Many likebrothers and sisters, mothers and fathers, daughters and sons have been brutally murdered, violently raped in front of family members and cleansed in broad daylight.
The ongoing Rohingya crisis on the ground requires strong actions right now. We should not let any more lives lost and weaken the actions by soft talking with this same terror  government.  
The existence of United Nations, its laws, responsibilities and actions, their leadership roles and solidarity, foreign responsibilities, should not be compromised. We are very awful to see many countries still making a significant contribution to same terror government of Myanmar.

Types of the government's operations and usage of heavy arms and air strikes, organized attacks, indiscriminately killings, brutal violence and rapes, massive destruction of historical buildings and houses, persistent persecution, arbitrary arrest, corporal and collective punishments, seizing identities, systematic oppression and repression, practicing unlawful discriminatory laws and orders, permanent segregation and creation of muslim free-zones, rigid confinement and restriction in every social, cultural, welfare, health-care, education, livelihood sectors and cutting off of electricity and waters, are clear evidences of genocide, ethnic cleansing, war crimes and crimes against humanity.

The government itself, authorities and armed forces top to bottom including the government trained Rakhine people and armed members of Arakan Liberation Party, were directly involved and heavily responsible for their brutal crimes.  Quotes of the ousted Thein Sein government to the UNHCR chief to relocate all Rohingyans to a third country in Aug 2012 the current top military general Min Aung Hlaing on 1st Sept 2017- the ongoing operation in Rakhine state is 'unfinished businesses from world war II' and chairman of Rakhine National Development Party, Dr. Aye Maung on Venus News Journal 14 June 2012- "the Rakhine state should be established in the same way Israel was initially established", are very strong evidences.

This military powered NLD government led by Ms. Suu Kyi defiantly blocked the UN Inquiry Commission, foreign officials, independent journalists, aid agencies and ration supplies. As well as, it has constructed fake stories, provided reverse information, and dismissed the crisis on the ground by forming commission after commission and fancily fingering the armed Rohingya resistant group ARSA.

It is also noted that the attacks do not end with Rohingya and Kaman in Arakan state, but rapidly extended to other muslims living across central Burma from late 2012, with the incitements and intimidation of ex-prisoner monk Wirathu and his guider well known abbot Tidagu. The attacks swiftly spread across Yangon, Mandalay, Pagu, Saigaing, Magwe regions where killing hundreds, displacing tens of thousandsburnt down thousand of houses,declaring as muslim-free-villages and many of those displaced Burmese muslims are still not allowed to relocate in their villages of origin. 
It made very clear that the attacks target not only Rohingya but the entire muslim population of the country. The other ethnic groups in Rakhine state known as Kaman who are recognized within 135 ethnic groups, are also ending up similarly and pushed into concentration camps and labeled as ''illegal immigrants''. Many Rohingyas and Kamans those escaped from northern Arakan state thru inland waters and by lands, some after arrival in central Burma have been killed, arrested and imprisoned with hard labour. 

It is therefore signing the repatriation deal with Bangladeshi government is nothing more than a delusive task to topple international pressures from the account of genocide, ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity. By laws, these heinous crimes should not be forgiven by ICC with the excuse of repatriation and or with other excuses.
Kachin civil society organizations who are suffering from large-scale violations of international law have also called on the United Nations Security Council to 'do their joband refer Burma to the International Criminal Court.
The influence of China and Russia therefore should not be a barrier in exercising the UN's existing laws and powers to save over  a million of population from genocide and ethnic cleansing.  We believe the current Chinese president Xi Jinping who experienced Mao's ruthless persecution during his young age will support justice for Rohingya and other minorities of Burma.

Today majority of people and the government authorities are jointly denying our existence and attacking our people from all cornersFor Rohingya, we are counting the deaths, destruction, attacks, rapes, arson and massive displacement. The Rohingya people therefore in need of a safe zone/statehood/protectorate/autonomy state, investigation by United Nations Inquiry Commission and urgent referral to ICC.  But not a repatriation, nor another shifty commission of NLD government.
The techniques of Myanmar government ever succeeded in every power transition period and the late attacks from June 2012 are very remarkable. Techniques included forcing of Hindhu villagers and attacking them for not joining the attacks onto Rohingyas, and forcing to put bendis onto the forehead to distinguish Hindu and Rohingya, Rakhine wearing the religious dress like Rohingya and showing attacks, Rakhine and Hindhus pretending as Rohingya and setting firing of houses.
So, we reject the AI 's recent report on the killings of Rohingya Hindhu villagers. We find the report detailed one side and transferral of responsible onto Rohingya armed groups. As well as, such implication creates additional hatred and riots on the top of existing atmosphere beyond Burma i.e in India. ARSA has invited the UN Inquiry Commission for investigation,  but we noted that the Myanmar government buried all of those discovered dead bodies after the cancellation of visit by the foreign diplomats and postponed to 2nd Oct 2017.  The dead bodies were not independently investigated, nor Rohingya and Hindu villagers allowed for accurate verification to prove whether Hindhu or Rohingya.
We aware that since Myanmar government declared welcoming of Hindhus, it paves the Hindhu victims  to return home rather than languishing in Bangladesh camps. But because of they are now fallen under the claws of Myanmar authorities upon their return, it is no doubt like some other informer Rohingya they have to avert the blames onto ARSA so that they will not be harm after AI's departure. As well as, since the engagement was approached by AI, the authorities were readily able to persuade to overturn testimonies with various promises. AI 's lately conducted interviews from repatriated Hindhu Rohingyas who are currently under the claws of Myanmar authority in Sittwe township are indeed contradicted to their first testimonies provided freely in refugee camps. There are many reasons to say it is too early to agree with AI's prediction over the massacre of Hindus Rohingyas and it can't be categorically concluded before a proper independent investigation by UN fact-finding mission and ICC.
We are therefore and we strongly call the Bangladeshi government and member nations of Security Council to refer Myanmar to ICC. It should be done immediately since the NLD Aung San Suu Kyi led government refused to do so.
We would like to call all member nations of United Nations particularly member nations of Security Council, and international communities to join hands together:
1) To take effective and immediate actions onto the terror government of Myanmar.
2) To investigate properly by UN Inquiry Commission and referral of those perpetrators to ICC.
3) To re-install the 'rights base rules of laws' in Myanmar that guarantee the lost rights and dignity of Rohingya people.
4) To release all muslim political prisoners from central Burma and thousands of Rohingya prisoners involving children mostly detained in Sittwe Central Jail, Buthidaung Jail and many others who are detained in police lock-up and military camps.
5) To support Rohingya themselves to eventually establish a safe zone (or) a statehood (or) protectorate state (or) autonomy state thru Security Council's R2P Resolution when the above recommendations are unworked.
6) to cut business ties, suspend military aid and ban entry visa of Ms. Suu Kyi, military generals and their family members visiting, studying and investment.

We would kindly request governments around the world particularly muslim nations to stay alert over China and Russia and to boycott their products and investments in case their power misused in Rohingya affairs.
We also would like to remind the UNHCR and UNDP that the repatriation should not be camp to camp. As part of the development, the UNHCR and UNDP must make sure the Myanmar government lift all kind of restrictions,segregation, discrimination and barriers. Also to guarantee equal rights and citizenship once for all, relocation to places of origin, rehabilitation and to start this program with the remaining population who are trapped including those in concentration camps across Arakan state.

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