Burma

SA ulema condemn Rohingya human rights abuses

In what the United Nations warned as bordering ethnic cleansing, South African ulema are working together to lobby the South African government to support the Rohingya Muslim minority who are fleeing persecution in Myanmar.  The horrific images streaming onto social media has plunged the Rohinyga crisis back into the spotlight,[…]

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UK calls for UN meeting on Myanmar violence

The UK on Tuesday urged the UN Security Council to convene to discuss reports of mass civilian casualties after raids by Myanmar security forces against Rohingya fighters. “UK requests #UNSC meeting on situation in Burma tomorrow. Need to address long-term issues in #Rakhine, urge restraint by all parties,” Matthew Rycroft,[…]

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Locals rally for Rohingya

Three South African based advocacy groups say they are appalled by the global silence on the human rights violations against Muslim populations and other religious minorities in both Burma and Sri Lanka. In a joint statement on Friday, the Protect the Rohingya, Media Review Network, and Palestine Solidarity Alliance organisations[…]

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