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June 14, 2012

AUSTRALIAN ROHINGYAN REFUGEE FEAR FOR FAMILIES MISSING IN BURMA VIOLENCE

by refugeeactioncoalitionsydney

The anti-Rohingyan violence in Arakan province is directly affecting Rohingyan refugees in Australia.

The family of a Rohingyan refugee, Habibrahman, presently in detention in Darwin Airport Lodge is missing. Habib’s mother, sister are missing since their house was burned down at the start of the violence on 8 June. His aunts and cousins are also missing, as hundreds have been reported killed, and thousands displaced in a government sponsored pogrom.

Over 150 Rohingya Burmese, will rally today in Canberra to protest against the discrimination and ethnic cleansing of Rohingya in the Arakan Province.

A bus bringing representatives of Brisbane’s Rohingyan community will arrive in Canberra on Friday 15 June to hold a second day of protests.

Protest in Canberra on Friday will be held at the Myanmar Embassy at 10am and will then march to Parliament House at 11am.

For more information contact Brisbane Rohingya Community: Sujauddin Karimuddin 0411378204.

or Burmese Rohingya Community in Australia: Amwar Sha 0410 083 811; Sayeed Kasim 0469 303 342

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