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[liberationtech] Satellite phones for Rohingya in Burma

Andreas Bader noergelpizza at hotmail.de
Mon Mar 18 05:39:32 PDT 2013


Heather:
> Hi all,
> 
> For those that aren't aware, 800,000 Rohingya Muslim 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

So if you say that there's possibly a massacre the next few weeks, we
should advise the media and journalists of this situation, so that at
least it would be reported. So we have a basis for a war crime
accusation. I personally think the the biggest fear of a regime like
that is a world watching them.

Andreas




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