Action: The mass exodus of the Rohingya from Burma started one year ago - More pressure on Burma! No repatriation without human rights!

A refugee tent in front of the “Neue Wache” in Berlin on August 24, 2018: (Press Release)

Human rights action in 2017 in front of the Brandenburg Gate. Picture: STP

Human rights action on Friday, August 24, 2018 from 11 am to 1 pm

in front of the “Neue Wache”, Unter den Linden 4, 10117 Berlin

One year after the beginning of the mass exodus of 750,000 Rohingya from Burma, the Society for Threatened Peoples (STP) will be holding a human rights action in front of the “Neue Wache” in Berlin – a memorial for the victims of war and tyranny – to draw attention to the dramatic mass exodus and to demand more support for the persecuted Muslim population group. 

The initiative is also supposed to draw attention to the fact that Burma is still not prepared to recognize the Rohingya as an ethnic group, nor to grant them their civil and human rights. Also, those who are responsible for the crimes against humanity against the Rohingya are not being held accountable. Bangladesh and other potential host countries are not willing to offer the Rohingya permanent protection.

The STP-supporters will be presenting two huge passports and a refugee tent with photos of Rohingya refugees to raise awareness for the unsolved question of their citizenship.