Ethnic Cleansing of Rohingya

‘Friday pray’ was followed by simultaneous protest in three Asian countries of Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand. Their demand is to stop the military operation against Myanmar’s Rohingya, the world’s most persecuted minority.    

by Another Word is Possible   November 25, 2016  

Bangkok – More than 100 people have gathered in front of the Myanmar Embassy in Bangkok, Thailand to protest against the ongoing military operation on Rohingya Muslim community in Arakan State, western Burma. The operation has been intensified since October 9 when unknown assailants attacked three border posts. Having taken an excuse of this, Burmese troops have committed what the UN official even termed “ethnic cleansing” of Rohingya, whom the UN once described the world’s most persecuted minority. Rohingya have been deprived of citizenship and virtually every single basic rights as a human being in any modern society.

On November 23, International State Crime Initiative (or ISCI) has warned that “Aung San Suu Kyi is legitimizing genocide in Myanmar and has entrenched the persecution of Rohingya Muslims”. The Friday’s protest was simultaneously one taking place in Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand after ‘Friday Pray’. In Bangkok, it was organized by ‘Council for Humanitarian Networking of Sheikhul Islam Office‘ with high number of Rohingya participants. There was a protest also in Pattani, southern Thailand according to local media. Following pictures were taken in Bangkok protest.

11월 25일 인도네시아, 말레이시아, 태국 (방콕 & 파타니)에서 수백명의 시민과 로힝야 거주자들이 동시 다발 시위를 벌였다. 10월 9일 이후 계속되는 대로힝야 군사작전에 대한 항의 시위다. 현재 미얀마 서부 아라칸 주 군사작전 지역은 독립적 언론과 구호기관의 접근이 원천 봉쇄된 가운데 버마군의 방화, 살상, 로힝야 여성에 대한 강간이 계속되고 있다. 수천명의 로힝야 난민들이 방글라데시로 국경을 넘고 있지만 이중 다수는 방글라데시 국경수비대에 의해 다시 밀려 ‘헬 미얀마’로 쫓겨나고 있다. 아웅산 수치는 구호를 허용하라는 미얀마 내 외교가의 조언에 화가 났다는 후문이다. 런던에 기반을 둔 <국가범죄 국제연구소>는 24일 “아웅산 수치 정부가 로힝야 제노사이드를 정당화하고 있다”고 경고했다. 이어지는 사진은 방콕 시위 장면이다.

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Rohingya Protest Bangkok. Stop the Military operation. End the Ethnic Cleansing © Lee Yu Kyung 2016

Rohingya Protest Bangkok. Stop the Military operation. End the Ethnic Cleansing © Lee Yu Kyung 2016

Rohingya Protest Bangkok. Stop the Military operation. End the Ethnic Cleansing © Lee Yu Kyung 2016

Rohingya Protest Bangkok. Stop the Military operation. End the Ethnic Cleansing © Lee Yu Kyung 2016

Rohingya Protest Bangkok. Stop the Military operation. End the Ethnic Cleansing © Lee Yu Kyung 2016

Rohingya Protest Bangkok. Stop the Military operation. End the Ethnic Cleansing © Lee Yu Kyung 2016

Almost everybody taking picture or video their protest. Rohingya Protest Bangkok. Stop the Military operation. End the Ethnic Cleansing © Lee Yu Kyung 2016

Almost everybody taking picture or video their protest. Rohingya Protest Bangkok. Stop the Military operation. End the Ethnic Cleansing
© Lee Yu Kyung 2016

Organizer talking to packed media which one participant filmed. Rohingya Protest Bangkok. Stop the Military operation. End the Ethnic Cleansing © Lee Yu Kyung 2016

Organizer talking to packed media which one participant filmed. Rohingya Protest Bangkok. Stop the Military operation. End the Ethnic Cleansing © Lee Yu Kyung 2016

Police and organizer seemed to discuss what to not/do. Rohingya Protest Bangkok. Stop the Military operation. End the Ethnic Cleansing © Lee Yu Kyung 2016

Police and organizer seemed to discuss what to not/do. Rohingya Protest Bangkok. Stop the Military operation. End the Ethnic Cleansing © Lee Yu Kyung 2016

Action just for a few minutes. Rohingya Protest Bangkok. Stop the Military operation. End the Ethnic Cleansing © Lee Yu Kyung 2016

Action just for a few minutes. Rohingya Protest Bangkok. Stop the Military operation. End the Ethnic Cleansing © Lee Yu Kyung 2016

Rohingya participants eager to show their pickets. Rohingya Protest Bangkok. Stop the Military operation. End the Ethnic Cleansing © Lee Yu Kyung 2016

Rohingya participants eager to show their pickets. Rohingya Protest Bangkok. Stop the Military operation. End the Ethnic Cleansing © Lee Yu Kyung 2016

'Destroying mosque' in Arakan state has become serious issue recently. Rohingya Protest Bangkok. Stop the Military operation. End the Ethnic Cleansing © Lee Yu Kyung 2016

‘Destroying mosque’ in Arakan state has become serious issue recently. Rohingya Protest Bangkok. Stop the Military operation. End the Ethnic Cleansing © Lee Yu Kyung 2016

Finalizing protest. Rohingya Protest Bangkok. Stop the Military operation. End the Ethnic Cleansing © Lee Yu Kyung 2016

Finalizing protest. Rohingya Protest Bangkok. Stop the Military operation. End the Ethnic Cleansing © Lee Yu Kyung 2016

Stop to Rape!! Rohingya Protest Bangkok. Stop the Military operation. End the Ethnic Cleansing © Lee Yu Kyung 2016

Stop to Rape!! Rohingya Protest Bangkok. Stop the Military operation. End the Ethnic Cleansing © Lee Yu Kyung 2016

Somebody not aware of the picket was upside down as hurrily showing it because no more allowed for them to show it. Rohingya Protest Bangkok. Stop the Military operation. End the Ethnic Cleansing © Lee Yu Kyung 2016

Somebody not aware of the picket was upside down as hurrily showing it because no more allowed for them to show it. Rohingya Protest Bangkok. Stop the Military operation. End the Ethnic Cleansing © Lee Yu Kyung 2016

Shaking hands to finalized protest. Rohingya Protest Bangkok. Stop the Military operation. End the Ethnic Cleansing © Lee Yu Kyung 2016

Shaking hands to finalized protest. Rohingya Protest Bangkok. Stop the Military operation. End the Ethnic Cleansing © Lee Yu Kyung 2016

The man who said from Rathedaung, Arakan State can't bear his emotion. Rohingya Protest Bangkok. Stop the Military operation. End the Ethnic Cleansing © Lee Yu Kyung 2016

The man who said from Rathedaung, Arakan State can’t bear his emotion. Rohingya Protest Bangkok. Stop the Military operation. End the Ethnic Cleansing © Lee Yu Kyung 2016

Still eager to show the picket they brought. Rohingya Protest Bangkok. Stop the Military operation. End the Ethnic Cleansing © Lee Yu Kyung 2016

Still eager to show the picket they brought. Rohingya Protest Bangkok. Stop the Military operation. End the Ethnic Cleansing © Lee Yu Kyung 2016

Eager to show their picket. Rohingya Protest Bangkok. Stop the Military operation. End the Ethnic Cleansing © Lee Yu Kyung 2016

Eager to show their picket. Rohingya Protest Bangkok. Stop the Military operation. End the Ethnic Cleansing © Lee Yu Kyung 2016

Really done and leaving. Rohingya Protest Bangkok. Stop the Military operation. End the Ethnic Cleansing © Lee Yu Kyung 2016

Really done and leaving. Rohingya Protest Bangkok. Stop the Military operation. End the Ethnic Cleansing © Lee Yu Kyung 2016

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