Rohingya “Lifeline” radio – Thursday, June 04, 2020
MC & News: Sami Ahmed & Mohammed Hussain
ROH Lifeline 06042020 1130 UTC
Today: Thursday, June 04, 2020
7:30 a.m. (Washington, D.C., USA)
Duration: 6 minutes
· Fear has spread among other Rohingyas in Cox’s Bazar Rohingya refugee camps after one died
· New charges against Minneapolis policemen as protests continue
· U.S. defense chief opposes deploying troops to quell protests, despite Trump threats
· Hurricane 'cosmos' hits Mumbai
Shortwave: 31-meter band, 9350 kHz; 25-meter band, 11700 kHz and 12030 kHz Medium wave (AM): 1575 kHz
Report: VOA News
Related item code: 9-P
Duration: 4:54 minutes
Translator: Mohammed Hussain
Topic: Police Chokeholds Reviewed Around the World Sources: https://learningenglish.voanews.com/a/police-chokeholds-reviewed-around-the-world/5447711.html Summary: George Floyd died on May 25 after an American police officer pressed his leg on Floyd’s neck for several minutes during an arrest in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Three days later, another black man struggled to breathe under the knee of a French police officer on the streets of Paris.
The arrest methods in which officers restrain suspects by the neck to prevent them from moving are used around the world. They are known as chokeholds. Critics have long blamed the methods for cutting off oxygen and, in some cases, causing death.
The May 28 arrest in Paris of the black man is among those being compared to what happened to Floyd in Minneapolis. The Paris arrest was filmed and widely shared online.
In Hong Kong, clashes between police and pro-democracy protesters have gone on for some time. The territory’s officials say they are investigating the death of a man who was held face-down during his arrest in May. The arresting officers were filmed kneeling on his shoulder, back and neck.
Coronavirus PSA: Mohammad Rukon Uddin
Duration: 1:30 minutes
Report: Mohammed Idris Abdullah (Cox’s Bazar)
Related item code: 9-P
Duration: 7:18 minutes
Topic: Two Rohingya soccer players express concern about playing football during the time of lifting lock-down of COVID-19 pandemic in the migrant camp.
Translation Summary: Nur Hasan said that he works under NGO and plays football since he came from his native village tract Pokira Bazar of Maungdaw in Myanmar to Bangladesh Rohingya migrant camp. 20 years old Hasan said that he used to play soccer when he lived in his motherland Arakan that’s why they made teams and play friendly matches. Hasan also said that his team captain is Sadek Hussain who invites captains from other teams to play friendly matches.
Besides, Hasan said that they are deprived from of football since the lockdown of COVID-19 pandemic and have been staying inside the camp following the instructions of World Health Organization(WHO) and order of the government Bangladesh in order to prevent COVID-19 pandemic from spreading inside the migrant camp. Hasan also said that although playing football relaxes their tension , right now because of Covid 19 , they have stopped.
Athough the soccer players of the camp are very much disappointed as they have no football field to play, jersey to wear, football to play and others.
Sadek Husain said that he worked under MSF but had been playing football since his coming from his village tract Pokira Bazar Village of Maungdaw to Bangladesh Rohingya migrant camp. 21 years old Hussain said that he used to play soccer in Arakan . Husain also said that he was the captain of Royal City Football Team and there are about four teams in the Lambashia camp with whom they used to play football. They play football for their health and happiness and also to get rid of traumatized tensions.
Besides, Hussain said that as a captain of a football team , he requests the following on behalf of the Rohingya football players 1) To