“We accuse the government of Myanmar of the crime of genocide.” Mairead Maguire
The Nobel laureates met with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today. They held a press conference where they again called for an end to thegenocide and persecution of other ethnic minorities in Burma, and for accountability for these crimes.
Read the press release to see what else the laureates are calling for.
Read the Dhaka Tribune’s story from the press conference detailing some of the laureates’ recommendations.
Read the Daily Star’s account of the laureates’ visit. The laureates promise the Rohingya people, “We will fight for justice for you.”
“What is happening to the Rohingya Muslims is a crime of genocide, and all those who are involved in this crime must be brought to the International Criminal Court. We need more international assistance.” Shirin Ebadi
The Laureates also expressed deep appreciation to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and the Bangladeshi government, and to the various humanitarian agencies that have met the extraordinary challenge of setting up the refugee and relocation camps for over one million Rohingya refugees.
“The crimes being perpetrated against the Rohingya people are even more brutal than what is being published.” Tawakkol Karman
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