“You are not alone in the world. We are with you. We will hold the people who did this to you accountable.” Tawakkol Karman.
The Nobel laureates visited No Man’s Land at the Bangladesh-Burma border today. They are calling for sister Nobel peace laureate, Aung San Suu Kyi, to stop the atrocities, or resign. The laureates are also calling for the Burmese army, perpetrators of a campaign of genocide against the Rohingya people, to be brought before the International Criminal Court.
“This is gang rape, murder, torture – a genocidal policy to destroy a whole people. And Aung San Suu Kyi, you must speak out in defence of the defenceless.” Mairead Maguire.
While visiting No Man’s Land the laureates spoke to 12 Rohingya women survivors of rape at the hands of the Burmese army, and urged the 6,500 people stuck in between the two nations to maintain hope (video) in the quest for justice for the Rohingya people.
“We urge the international community and governments to help end this crisis. We urge the UN Security Council to take measures to bring Myanmar’s government to book. We are the voice of the oppressed Rohingya.” Shirin Ebadi.
Watch Mairead Maguire’s interview on Al Jazeera’s Inside Story.
Read Suu Kyi should oppose Myanmar military or resign, says fellow Nobel Prize winner by Thomson Reuters Foundation.
Watch Al Jazeera’s short news clip on the visit to No Man’s Land.
Read the Dhaka Tribune’s account.