Rohingyas in Japan Appealed to the US Government for their Serious Attention on the Rohingya Plight
December 21, 2015
Tokyo, Japan -- Rohingya human rights activists in Japan visited the US Embassy in Tokyo on 16th December to appeal their plight to US Government. The Rohingya delegation was received by the Ms. Katie Bennett , First Secretary of Political Section, Ms.Katie Caparula, Second Secretary of Political Section, Ms. Jennifer Harhigh, Deputy Director, Political Affairs and Ms.Shinobu Kikuchi, Political Assistant. The Rohingya delegation led by Zaw Min Htut discussed various issues regarding the Rohingya suffering in Burma and Burma`s recent unfair election where all Rohingyas had been disenfranchised with the US officials.
The delegation raised the following issues and thoroughly discussed with the US officials.
1. Rohingya disenfranchisement and Burma Election.
2. Rohingyas human rights situation which is tantamount to State sponsored GENOCIDE.
3. Rohingya IDPs situation where all humanitarian access was blocked by government and extremist Rakhines.
4. Urge US Government to strongly Support UN Investigation on the Rohingya Genocide.
5. Urge US Government to implement previous US Congress Resolutions and UN Resolution on Rohingya.
6. Rohingya refugee issue in Japan and other Southeast Asian Countries such as Bangladesh, Thailand, Malaysia, India, Indonesia and support for their resettlement.
7. The need to approach Daw Aung San Suu Kyi led NLD Government to resolve Rohingya problem.
8. How US and Japanese Government can cooperate on Rohingya issue at the UN and other International forum.
The delegation also include Mr. Nurul Hai , Mr. Yunus and Mr. Abdullah.
The delegation presented the letter below and other relevant documents as well as information on Rohingya.