Rohingya “Lifeline” radio - Friday, August 14, 2020
MC & News: Sami Ahmed, Hamid Hussain & Mohammed Hussain
ROH Lifeline 08142020 1130 UTC
Today: Friday, August 14, 2020
7:30 a.m. (Washington, D.C., USA)
Duration: 6 minutes
· Myanmar urged to ensure Rohingya participation in polls
· One and a half thousand people died of coronavirus in a single day in the United States
· France sends two fighter jets, frigate to eastern Mediterranean amid tensions with Turkey
Shortwave: 31-meter band, 9350 kHz; 25-meter band, 11700 kHz and 12030 kHz Medium wave (AM): 1575 kHz
Report: Mohammed Hussain
Related item code: 9-P
Duration: 8:00 minutes
Topic: "The Rohingya Crisis: Why a U.S. Genocide Determination Matters". (with actualities) Source: https://www.refugeesinternational.org/reports/2020/8/13/the-rohingya-crisis-why-a-us-genocide-determination-matters
Summary: This month marks 3 years since nearly 800,000 Rohingya women, men, & children fled horrific violence on their doorstep. Myanmar’s soldiers targeted Rohingya with systemic & widespread murder & rape & burned their villages to erase any evidence. The UN, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Refugees International, the U.S. State Department itself, & many others have documented these atrocities. However, the United States has yet to call these crimes what they really are: genocide. Meanwhile, hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees live in cramped conditions in Bangladesh & are at high-risk of contracting COVID-19. Across the border in Myanmar, nearly 600,000 Rohingya remaining face an ongoing risk of genocide. Refugees International & the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum invite you to a conversation about the Rohingya refugee crisis & why a U.S. genocide determination matters now. You’ll hear from Rohingya refugees & activists, genocide & human rights experts, & celebrities alike who say it’s time to #ActForRohingya & #CallItGenocide. Moderator: SAM WATERSTON is a well-known actor & a Refugees International emeritus board member. Sam is a long-time defender of refugee rights. Speakers: WAI WAI NU is a Rohingya activist & former political prisoner in Myanmar. She is a fellow at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, co-founder of Justice for Women, & the founder & director of the Women Peace Network Arakan. THOMAS SADOSKI is an acclaimed actor most well-known for his role in The Newsroom & is a Refugees International emeritus board member. He has championed human rights issues with his platform & has notably shed light on the plight of the Rohingya. DANIEL SULLIVAN is the senior advocate for human rights at Refugees International where he focuses on the Rohingya crisis. YASMIN ULLAH is a Rohingya activist & refugee born in Myanmar. She is the president of Rohingya Human Rights Network.
Report: VOA News
Related item code: 9-P
Duration: 9:55 minutes
Interviewer: Hamid Hussain (VOA Rohingya Lifeline reporter)
Guest: Tun Khin
Co-founder and President of Burmese Rohingya Organization U.K (BROUK)
Based in the United Kingdom
Tun Khin is the first Rohingya who spoke Rohingya Genocide at U.S Congress in 2010.
Tun Khin has briefed officials on the Genocide committed against Rohingya populations at the British Parliament, Canada Parliament, European Parliament, US Senate, US Congress, State Department, the UN Indigenous Forum in NY, and the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva.
He received a leadership award from Refugee International Washington DC in April 2015 for his relentless effort working on the Rohingya crisis.
Tun Khin filed a Universal Jurisdiction case in Argentina against Myanmar Military and civilian government for crimes against humanity and genocide.
Topic: Universal Jurisdiction case in Argentina against Myanmar Military
Translation Summary: Tun Khin told VOA Rohingya Lifeline that