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“UK must act on Rohingya Muslim refugee crisis, MP tells Whitechapel solidarity meeting” – The Docklands and East London Advertiser

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On 8th September 2017, Chambers Director Carl Buckley participated in the public solidarity event “Rohingya Muslims: The Silent Genocide”, noting the deep similarities between the Burmese and Syrian governments, which criminalize and define those fighting for human rights as “terrorists”.

During the event, hosted at the London Muslim Centre in Whitechapel, Rushanara Ali, chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on democracy in Burma, urged the Government of the United Kingdom to act against the abuses committed against Rohingya people in Burma and revealed steps being taken by the House of Commons in that direction.

The Docklands and East London Advertiser published an article reporting about the event on 13th September 2017:

The government is being urged to take action against the Burmese regime over the refugee crisis caused by “the silent genocide” of Rohingya Muslims, a public solidarity meeting in Whitechapel heard.

The crisis is hitting Bangladesh with tens-of-thousands fleeing across the border from Burma’s Rakhine state, in a mass exodus estimated by the UN to be 300,000, supporters at the packed meeting at the London Muslim centre were told.

Details unfolded of Rohingya Muslims being maltreated in camps controlled by the Burmese military.

Rushanara Ali, who chairs the All Party Parliamentary Group on democracy in Burma, revealed moves in the Commons to intervene.

“We in Parliament are appealing to our government to step-up and to take action against the Burmese government,” she said.

“I saw first-hand what has happened in those camps. Children and women were dying after the violence.

“Sadly, things have not got better despite the move towards the democratic transition.”

Muslim Council of Britain secretary general Harun Khan called for embargos and sanctions against Burma “just as we do with Zimbabwe and Syria—states that kill their own people”.

Legal perspectives on the atrocities were given by barrister Carl Buckley, from Guernica 37 International Justice Chambers, describing Aung San Suu Kyi’s government “in the same position as the Syrian regime where those fighting for human rights are being described as terrorists”.

The Human Appeal charity ran a fundraising session after the meeting which brought in £80,000 for refugee relief in just 30 minutes.


This article, by Mike Brooke, was originally published on 13th September 2017 at The Docklands and East London Advertiser

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