Update (19/09/2018): The International Criminal Court has opened a preliminary examination into alleged crimes against the Rohingya people by the Myanmar military. This comes off the back of the United Nations Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar, whose damning full report stated that the crimes amount to “genocidal intent”. Justice may finally be on the horizon for the Rohingya people, but we still need you to keep taking action.
The Myanmar military’s killing of thousands of Rohingya people has made world headlines.
But many don’t know that the Australian Government is complicit in this violence – quietly funding the Myanmar military while forces continue to commit crimes against humanity.
Myanmar’s ethnic cleansing campaign has been relentless and systematic. Since August 2017, security forces have driven more than 700,000 Rohingya women, men and children into neighbouring Bangladesh.
Senowara fled for her life and now lives in a camp along the Bangladeshi border with her young son. Despite ongoing adversity, she shows incredible strength. “My husband was killed, my cousin’s brothers were killed. Even though I was scared, I was strong. My soul was strong.”
It’s time for Australia to stand alongside Senowara and thousands of Rohingya people in calling for those responsible for the violence and killings to be held to account.
Add your name calling on Christopher Pyne to end all Australian support to the Myanmar military now.