TREMENDOUS INJUSTICE IS OVERTAKING THE WORLD.
30:41 Rampant disorder has appeared in the land and in the sea because of what people have brought on by their own hands. He will let them taste the consequences of some of their works that they may turn back (from what they have been doing).
In this newsletter:
Read about the 7 Nobel Laureates who have called on Suu Kyi to admit crimes
Watch a livestream of the trial of Burma for accusations of genocide at the ICJ
Prepare for this week’s Uighur Lobby Day
Get an update on the campaign for de-militarization in Kashmir
This is a momentous week for the campaign to save the Rohingya.
Justice for All and Burma Task Force staff are on the ground at The Hague, Netherlands, co-sponsoring the effort to put the spotlight on Burma’s crimes and highlight Suu Kyi’s complicity in them.
In the meantime 7 Nobel Peace Laureates have called on Suu Kyi, their fellow Nobel Laureate, to do the right thing and admit to their crimes. They have signed a collective letter calling for this admission. But they have also said that she “must be held criminally accountable, along with her army commanders, for crimes committed.”
You can read an excerpt from it below.
Join us for Uighur Lobby Day this Wednesday the 11th
Time is running out to pass the promising Uighur Act of 2019. Please join us for a Save Uighur Lobbying Day in Washington D.C. this Wednesday, December 11th. Please try to engage all of your friends, family, and colleagues to participate, as we need to bring as much pressure to bear on Senators as we can so that they will pass the stronger version of the bill recently passed by the House.
You can sign up for Save Uighur Lobby Day here to receive detailed instructions.
You may also find our handout about the bill to print and distribute in your community here.
7 Nobel Laureates call for a trial of Suu Kyi
Nobel peace laureates to Aung San Suu Kyi: Publicly Acknowledge Crimes Against Rohingya at the International Court of Justice
Here is an excerpt of the letter that the Nobel laureates have written:
As Nobel Peace laureates, we call on Aung San Suu Kyi, a Nobel Peace Prize recipient, to publicly acknowledge the crimes, including genocide, committed against the Rohingya. We are deeply concerned that instead of condemning these crimes, Aung San Suu Kyi is actively denying that these atrocities even occurred...
As people of peace, we urge Aung San Suu Kyi to address the systematic discrimination of the Rohingya in Rakhine State, and ensure the Rohingya’s right to nationality, land ownership, freedom of movement and other fundamental rights. We also urge her to exercise her personal and moral responsibility towards the Rohingya and acknowledge and condemn the genocide committed under her watch.
Aung San Suu Kyi must be held criminally accountable, along with her army commanders, for crimes committed.
Shirin Ebadi, Nobel Peace Laureate (2003) – Iran
Leymah Gbowee, Nobel Peace Laureate (2011) – Liberia
Tawakkol Karman, Nobel Peace Laureate (2011) – Yemen
Mairead Maguire, Nobel Peace Laureate, (1976) – Northern Ireland
Rigoberta Menchú Tum, Nobel Peace Laureate (1992) – Guatemala
Jody Williams, Nobel Peace Laureate (1997) – USA
Kailash Satyarthi, Nobel Peace Laureate (2014) – India
Read the full letter here.
Nobel Peace Laureates to Aung San Suu Kyi: Publicly Acknowledge Crimes A...
As Nobel Peace laureates, we call on Aung San Suu Kyi, a Nobel Peace Prize recipient, to publicly acknowledge th...
Watch the trial of Burma online
Starting tomorrow and going from the 10th to the 12th, BTF staff will be a leading co-sponsor of the effort to counter Burma’s case at the Hague. We are currently there with staff on the ground as a part of demonstrations, sponsoring a press conference, and lifting up Rohingya, Kachin, and Chin voices during the hearing. Imam Malik Mujahid is leading our delegation.
The hearing at the ICJ will be open to the public, but you may also watch it online. The hearings will be streamed live and on-demand in English and French on the Court’s website.
13,000 abducted Kashmiri boys still need your help
If you have not already, please visit freekashmiriboys.org and sign the petition to help free the 13,000 Kashmiri boys who have been abducted and taken into India, no one knows where.
Also, if you know anyone who might be able to influence your congressperson to support the pro-Kashmir resolution recently introduced by Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (H.Res.724), please do what you can do nudge them in the direction of supporting it. Read more about the Resolution here.