All migrants, survivors of human trafficking, asylum seekers and refugees should be treated with humanity and respect for their basic human rights and dignity, says the Penang Stop Human Traffcking Campaign.
As the Rohingya boat people crisis demonstrates, in a globalised world, problems and conflicts cut across borders, especially if they involve the violation of rights of fellow human beings, observes Mustafa K Anuar.
What has happened in Thailand and elsewhere represents a collective failure of all of us, to listen to and act on the experiences of people subject to the most awful abuses and killings, says the Penang Stop Human Trafficking Campaign.
Attacks and arson in late October by ethnic Arakanese against Rohingya Muslims in Burma’s Arakan State were at times carried out with the support of state security forces and local government officials, Human Rights Watch said on 18 November.
The Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network is gravely concerned that Bangladesh has denied safe haven to those fleeing from recent sectarian violence in Rakhine state in Myanmar and has taken action to forcibly return asylum seekers back to Myanmar.
Observing World Refugee Day today, Aliran condemns the racial and religious violence that broke out in Burma’s western Arakan state between ethnic Rakhine Buddhists and ethnic Rohingya Muslims on 8 June 2012.