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The Rohingya have had their homes burnt, their women and girls raped, their men and boys tortured. They have been slashed and stabbed and burnt alive. They are being starved to death and are dying painful deaths from untreated diseases. All they have left is their NAME!
President Thein Sein of Myanmar (Burma) has recently assured the international community that he will consider the issue of nationality of the Rohingya. In preparation for this he is conducting a census of all the people living in the state of Arakan. However the Rohingya are being forced to sign themselves as Bengali and are not allowed to register as Rohingya. Those who do not sign as Bengali are being threatened with arrest and are also being told they will be at risk of a 3rd massacre if they do not sign. Now many Rohingya, including children, are being arrested and are reportedly being tortured if a high ransom is not paid for their release.
To find out more about this issue please watch http://youtu.be/6WzByStwYbY or tweet @jamilahanan email JamilaHanan1@gmail.com or read savetherohingya.blogspot.com