ARNO Press Release: UN MIMU mapping continues to fail the Rohingya

Arakan Rohingya National Organisation (ARNO)

Press Release: 28 May 2020
UN MIMU mapping continues to fail the Rohingya

Approximately one year ago ARNO wrote an open letter to Mr. Knut Osby, UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Myanmar, to stop using the derogatory term “Ku Lar” to refer to Rohingya on maps produced by the Myanmar Information Management Unit (MIMU). The open letter also requested the United Nations apologize for the use of this derogatory term. The open letter to Mr. Osby can be found here:

Demanding the removal of racist term “Ku Lar” from UN’s official Myanmar maps of Northern Rakhine State

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“Leaving no one behind” amidst genocide: the Myanmar government’s response to Covid-19 in Rakhine State

Arakan Rohingya National Organisation (ARNO)

Press Release: 1 May 2020
“Leaving no one behind” amidst genocide: the Myanmar government’s response to Covid-19 in Rakhine State

On April 10, 2020, the Myanmar Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a press release, “Myanmar leaves no one behind in its fight against COVID-19 in Rakhine State,” describing its intensified efforts to raise public awareness about the virus “in Rakhine and Muslim villages and IDP camps,” and to work with the UN and INGOs to address any possible outbreak in the IDP camps. Continue reading ““Leaving no one behind” amidst genocide: the Myanmar government’s response to Covid-19 in Rakhine State”

ARNO Press Release:UN to Myanmar: Stop the Violence

Arakan Rohingya National Organisation (ARNO)

Press Release: 30 December 2019

UN to Myanmar: Stop the Violence

ARNO welcomes the United Nations General Assembly Resolution condemning violence against the Rohingya.

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Press Release: To the OECD Norway Contact Point:Complaint Concerning Use of Telenor Tower for Genocide in Rakhine State

To the OECD Norway Contact Point:

Complaint Concerning Use of Telenor Tower for Genocide in Rakhine State

Ms. Cathrine Halsaa    cathrine.halsaa@mfa.no
Ms. Bente Bakken        beba@mfa.no, oecdncp@mfa.no

December 16, 2019

The following complaint outlines serious breaches of OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises (“the OECD Guidelines”) by Telenor and its Myanmar subsidiary, Telenor Myanmar, in relation to its activities in Myanmar’s Rakhine state. Specifically an incident in Alethankyaw, Maungdaw Township in August 2017 where a tower that is part of Telenor’s cellular network was used to aid the military as it carried out crimes against humanity against the local unarmed civilian population during a campaign of genocide. It is the aim of this complaint to have it thoroughly examined by the Norwegian National Contact Point (NCP) under the Specific Instance Procedure of the OECD Guidelines.

As the Norwegian government is the majority owner of Telenor, Norway has a particular obligation to investigate fairly and without bias Telenor’s connection to the killing in Alethankyaw. Many of the major humanitarian and human rights legal treaties that Norway is a signatory of, call on states to make sure that non-state actors adhere to the human rights obligations the treaties contain, including prohibitions on genocide and torture.

We, the Committee Seeking Justice for Alethankyaw, hope that Norway takes these obligations seriously.

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ARNO Press Release: Prevent and Punish Rohingya Genocide in Myanmar

Arakan Rohingya National Organisation (ARNO)


Press Release: 13 December 2019

Prevent and Punish Rohingya Genocide in Myanmar

The Gambia vs. Myanmar hearings concluded on December 12, 2019 at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague. The request for provisional measures is currently being considered by the Judges of the ICJ.

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ARNO Press Release: Rohingya express solidarity with Gambia

Arakan Rohingya National Organisation (ARNO)

 

Press Release: 10 December 2019

Rohingya express solidarity with Gambia

Since the late 1970’s until present, the Rohingya have been ruthlessly persecuted and left stateless within their homeland, Burma/Myanmar. In August 2017, the world witnessed the horrors of genocide the Rohingya people have faced for decades. We call upon the international community to continue to look for mechanisms which can deliver justice, in addition to helping resolve the issues the Rohingya face with regards to a voluntary, safe, dignified, and sustainable return to our ancestral homeland in Myanmar.

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Press release: Justice and protection for Rohingya women and girls – in support of call for Unilever to disinvest from Myanmar

International Women’s Day, 8 March 2018, London

Justice and protection for Rohingya women and girls
– in support of call for Unilever to disinvest from Myanmar

Statement by Black Women’s Rape Action Project & Women Against Rape

We strongly condemn the ethnic cleansing, widespread torture, killings and systematic rape and sexual torture of women and girls by the Myanmar Army, as part of its genocide against the Rohingya people. Continue reading “Press release: Justice and protection for Rohingya women and girls – in support of call for Unilever to disinvest from Myanmar”

ျမန္မာစစ္တပ္သည္ ရိုဟင္ဂ်ာေတြကို ဆန္႔က်င္ရာ၌ မုဒိမ္းက်င့္ျခင္းကို လက္နက္အျဖစ္သံုးေၾကာင္း – အစီရင္ခံစာသစ္။

ေဖေဖၚ၀ါရီလ ၂၁ ၊ ၂၀၁၈ ခုႏွစ္။
ထုတ္ျပန္ခ်က္။
ျမန္မာစစ္တပ္သည္ ရိုဟင္ဂ်ာေတြကို ဆန္႔က်င္ရာ၌ မုဒိမ္းက်င့္ျခင္းကို လက္နက္အျဖစ္သံုးေၾကာင္း – အစီရင္ခံစာသစ္။

၂၀၁၇ ခုႏွစ္တြင္ ရိုဟင္ဂ်ာမ်ားကို ဆန္႔က်င္သည့္ “နယ္ေျမရွင္းလင္းသည့္ စစ္ဆင္ေရး” တြင္ လိင္ပိုင္းဆိုင္ရာ အၾကမ္းဖက္မႈကို ရည္ရြယ္ခ်က္ရွိရွိ စံနစ္တက် က်ယ္က်ယ္ျပန္႔ျပန္႔ အသံုးျပဳခဲ့ေၾကာင္း အေထာက္အထား ေဖၚျပသည့္ ဤအစီရင္ခံစာကို ကုလာတန္သတင္းကြန္ယက္မွ ယေန႔ထုတ္ျပန္လိုက္သည္။ Continue reading “ျမန္မာစစ္တပ္သည္ ရိုဟင္ဂ်ာေတြကို ဆန္႔က်င္ရာ၌ မုဒိမ္းက်င့္ျခင္းကို လက္နက္အျဖစ္သံုးေၾကာင္း – အစီရင္ခံစာသစ္။”

Press Release: New report details Myanmar Army’s use of rape as a weapon against the Rohingya (Rape by Command)

                                                                        February 21, 2018

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      New report details Myanmar Army’s use of rape as a weapon against the Rohingya

A new report released today by Kaladan Press Network documents the Myanmar Army’s widespread, systematic use of sexual violence during its “clearance operation” against the Rohingya in 2017. Continue reading “Press Release: New report details Myanmar Army’s use of rape as a weapon against the Rohingya (Rape by Command)”

Rehabilitate Displaced Rohingyas in their original places and properties in Arakan

Arakan Rohingya National Organisation (ARNO)

Press release

29 April 2017

Rehabilitate Displaced Rohingyas in their original places and properties in Arakan

Arakan Rohingya National Organisation (ARNO) strongly condemns the Myanmar government plan to resettle Rohingya Muslims displaced by recent atrocity crimes in “camp-like” villages.
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