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Press Release: UN led Independent Inquiry Needed to Investigate Rakhine Atrocities

For Immediate Release
Date:- 3rd December 2016,

UN led Independent Inquiry Needed to Investigate Rakhine Atrocities 

Rohingya Advocacy Network in Japan (RANJ) vehemently reject the newly established commission led by an ex-general to investigate recent violence in Rakhine State on 1st December 2016 by the Government of Myanmar.

The Commission is neither credible nor impartial as all the commission members are either former military officers who committed several crimes or government officials who have been pre-occupied with false propaganda against victims. We believe this is a new scheme of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi led government to cover up the crimes the Myanmar military forces committed against vulnerable Rohingya Community and to fool again International community as there was nothing happen.

Since 10th October 2016, the Myanmar military and Police forces have killed more than 400 innocent Rohingyas including children and elderly, 250 Rohingya Women have been raped at gun-point ,more than 500 Rohingyas detained, several villages, Religious facilities, Shops and Markets have been burnt down, more than 30,000 Rohingya forced to feel from their homes. The entire community was terrorized by the government forces.

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, UNHCR officials and UN Genocide experts are alarming the atrocities against the Rohingya community is “Crimes against humanity, ethnic cleansing or total genocide.” There are several verifiable and credible documents to prove the inhume acts of Myanmar arm forces against Rohingya. But surprisingly the government of Myanmar and state councilor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi is publicly denying all the facts and genuine reports from the ground.

We strongly reject the commission and urgently demand a UN led Independent Commission of inquiry to thoroughly investigate crimes against Rohingya community perpetrated by Myanmar arm forces in Arakan. The International Community including Japan, US, UK, UN,EU and ASEAN have to take immediate step to urge Daw Aung San Suu Kyi led Myanmar government establish credible and impartial UN expert led Independent Commission of Inquiry. 

We also demand the Myanmar government to let the International Humanitarian Organizations unhindered access to the Rohingyas.

For more information, please contact:-

Zaw Min Htut 
Executive Director, Rohingya Advocacy Network in Japan (RANJ)
Tel:- +818030835327

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