ARNO Press release: UN intervention is most urgent to protect the Rohingya

ARAKAN ROHINGYA NATIONAL ORGANISATION
ARAKAN, BURMA

PRESS RELEASE
 (14 January 2013)

UN intervention is most urgent to protect the Rohingya

After June 2012 deadly violence in Arakan, the human rights situation of the Rohingya has become more deteriorating with story of “dead and dying”. Campaigns of genocide and extermination against them are carried out day in, day out. Rape, murder, arbitrary arrest, looting, extortion, criminal atrocities, hunger and diseases are persistent and widespread. Their burned down and depopulated villages are being populated with Buddhist settlers warmly invited from within and from Bangladesh.  These are the main ‘push factors’ that cause the migration of Rohingya to neighbouring countries for which the Burmese government and Rakhine Nationalities Development Party (RNDP) with Dr. Aye Maung are fully responsible.
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