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A Briefing by Burmese Rohingya Organization UK: International Investigation Urgently Needed into Human Rights Abuses Against the Rohingya

By Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK  •  January 28, 2015

Introduction

The Rohingya Muslim minority in Burma are the most persecuted ethnic minority in Burma, subject to policies of oppression which are applied almost exclusively to them. Government policies target Rohingya on the basis of their ethnicity and religion. The Rohingya are widely viewed in Burma as illegal immigrants from Bangladesh, despite the fact that Rohingya people have lived in Burma for centuries.

Recommendation

The overwhelming evidence indicates that human rights violations against Rohingya in Burma may constitute crimes against humanity and ethnic cleansing. It is also evident that the government of Burma is unwilling to undertake any credible investigation or hold perpetrators to account. Given that there is no political will or desire from the government of Burma or indeed opposition parties in Burma to address this, it is the responsibility of international governments to intervene to support an investigation, which is then established by a body of the United Nations.

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