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[liberationtech] Satellite phones for Rohingya in Burma

ttscanada ttscanada at riseup.net
Sun Mar 17 12:17:13 PDT 2013


Hi all,

For those that aren't aware, 800,000 Rohingya people in Burma are being 
cut off from communication as the military and government try to drive 
them out of the country. Over 100,000 are being starved to death in 
concentration camps, the rest are driven into boats which neighbouring 
countries are refusing to allow to land. There have been two large scale 
massacres as well, one in June, one in October. Our contacts have been 
saying for weeks there is another massacre planned for the end of March, 
but even if there weren't, they are living in houses made of straw and 
plastic bags with no food or medical aid and the rains are coming. This 
is a full scale genocide supported by the current Burma/Myanmar 
government. Media and aid groups are blocked and the people are jailed 
just for having a TV, they have no phones.

More information, check out over 100 pages of links here 
http://topsy.com/s/georgiebc+Rohingya?window=a the #Rohingya tag on 
Twitter or google.

We have a way to hopefully get some journalists in to document war 
crimes. We need satellite phones for the Rohingya people as well, as 
many as possible, donated would be great. If anyone has any ideas for a 
good phone source it would be appreciated.

All the best,

Heather Marsh

@GeorgieBC on Twitter
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