Tun Khin, the President of Burmese Rohingya Organization UK (BROUK), explained deteriorating situation of Rohingya – threat of a new genocide and population at grave risk for additional mass atrocities, mass graves issue in Thailand and White card issue – to international communities and urged an urgent action need to slove Rohingya issues on May 6 at 6th annual European Parliament edition of the One World Human Rights Documentary Film Festival took placed in European Parliament – Yehudi Menuhin Space: Rue Wiertz, B-1047 Brussels, according to BROUK information.
Ranieri Sabatucci, Tun Khin, Ben Rogers, Barbara Lochbihler at panel discussion
The event – Panel discussion and debate featuring –was start after screening of Open Sky and Article 18, base on Burma, was organized by the European Parliament in cooperation with the Christian Solidarity Worldwide and People in Need. In the Burma panel discussion, Ben Rogers, Head of East Asia Team of Christian Solidarity Worldwide led as moderator and the speakers were Tun Khin, President of Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK, Ranieri Sabatucci, EEAS, Head of the South-East Asia Division, Barbara Lochbihler Director General of Foreign Affairs and Human Rights from EEAS, the BROUK information added.
BROUK President Tun Khin discussed about the Burmese Authorities action and continued supporting the anti-Muslim and anti-Rohingya hates speech in Burma and seriously raised tragic Rohingya mass graves issue in Thailand, White card issue and International investigation required on mass graves in Thailand and daily Crimes a Perpetrating by Burmese Government security forces in Arakan, Jarmal, the BROUK General Secretary.
“It is a good timing to raise urgent Rohingya mass graves issue in Thailand. I am glad to see EU Officials shown their willingness to cooperate with ASEAN to solve Rohingya issue and white card issue. EU Officials have mentioned ASEAN will not consider anymore Rohingya issue as Burma raised the isuues is Burma’s internal issue. I and urgeing Euofficials and other international bodies to call international investigation on Rohingya mass graves and appealed to resettle Rohingya refugees from Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia,Bangladesh and other countries to European union countries as a matter of urgency,” Tun Khin said at the panel discussion.
Ben Rogers, Barbara Lochbihler, Tun Khin, Ranieri Sabatucci in the event
Ranieri Sabatucci, EEAS, Head of the South-East Asia Division and Barbara Lochbihler Director General of Foreign Affairs and Human Rights from EEAS pinpointed their recent visit to Arakan State. Both EU Top Officials also pinpointed their recent discussion with Burmese Ministers about Rohingya white card issue, Aid issue and hate speech issue, said Tun Khin.
Between 5-7 and 11 May 2015, the 6th edition of the One World Human Rights film festival has been taking place at the European Parliament. For the second consecutive year, the EP Sakharov Prize Network collaborates with festival organisers People in Need (PIN), a Czech human rights and development NGO. This year the festival will be joined by Sakharov laureates Dr Denis Mukwege (2014), Ali Ferzat (2011), and Reporters without Borders (2005), according to European Parliment Sakharov Prize Network website.
The festival brings to Brussels documentary films from different parts of the world, five of which will be shown at the European Parliament, followed by panel discussions. Every year, the festival days at the European Parliament bring together a very diverse and passionate audience of film directors, NGO representatives and civil rights activists, journalists, and members of the diplomatic corps. Joined by the members of the European Parliament, they will debate on the topics of this year’s films which include radicalization, human rights and the change in Burma, the war in Syria, and child education, the website more said.