Dispatch from Bangladesh: “This Is Gang Rape, Murder, Torture – a Genocidal Policy to Destroy a Whole People… ” — Mairead Maguire


27 February 2018  — The Nobel laureates visited No Man’s Land at the Bangladesh-Burma border today. They are calling for sister Nobel peace laureate, Aung San Suu Kyi, to stop the atrocities, or resign

The laureates are also calling for the Burmese army, perpetrators of a campaign of genocide against the Rohingya people, to be brought before the International Criminal Court.

While visiting No Man’s Land the laureates spoke to 12 Rohingya women survivors of rape at the hands of the Burmese army, and urged the 6,500 people stuck in between the two nations to maintain hope (video) in the quest for justice for the Rohingya people.

“You are not alone in the world. We are with you. We will hold the people who did this to you accountable.” Tawakkol Karman.

“This is gang rape, murder, torture – a genocidal policy to destroy a whole people. And Aung San Suu Kyi, must speak out in defence of the defenceless.” Mairead Maguire.

 

“We urge the international community and governments to help end this crisis. We urge the UN Security Council to take measures to bring Myanmar’s government to book. We are the voice of the oppressed Rohingya.” Shirin Ebadi.

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