Rohingya “Lifeline” radio - Tuesday, August 25, 2020
MC & News: Sami Ahmed, Hamid Hussain & Mohammed Hussain
ROH Lifeline 08252020 1130 UTC
Today: Tuesday, August 25, 2020
7:30 a.m. (Washington, D.C., USA)
Duration: 6 minutes
· Three years of the Rohingya crisis: VOA reporter Muazzem Hossain Shakil From Cox’s Bazar Refugee Camp.
· Three years of Rohingya crisis: Repatriation talks stalled in Corona.
· The Rohingya need to be repatriated
· Govt decides to restore 3G, 4G internet in Rohingya camps
· The national conference of the Republican Party has started
Shortwave: 31-meter band, 9350 kHz; 25-meter band, 11700 kHz and 12030 kHz Medium wave (AM): 1575 kHz
Report: Prominent Rohingya Activists Speak to VOA
Related item code: 9-P
Duration: 7:00 minutes
Guest1: Prof. Dr. Wakar Uddin, Director General of Arakan Rohingya Union (ARU)
He Said “25th August is a black day of Rohingya history. We all should remember it. In this day thousands of Rohingyas were killed, hundreds of Rohingya women were raped in front of parent and siblings and many Rohinya kids were thrown to fire. We can’t forget it. InshAllah one day we will get justice for all these atrocities. Even though today is a black day for us, we should not give up, we should have determination and hope that one day we will go to our homeland Arakan with all our rights and dignities. We all Rohingyas and International communities are working through ICC and ICJ to get all our rights back”.
Guest 2: Dr. Ambia Parveen, Vice President of European Rohingya Council (ERC)
She said “On 25th August I would like to say that we all should remember what happened to our Rohingya brothers and sisters in 2017. We should ask ourselves even though our case has gone to ICC and ICJ why we still did not get any justice, over 1.1 million Refugee got stuck in Bangladesh refugee camp, why we could not go back to our homeland, why our kids are on the street instead of being in school and college? For how long we have to be in this situation”?
Report: Sabera Begum (Cox’s Bazar)
Related item code: 9-P
Duration: 7:22 minutes
Topic: Even three years after becoming refugees, Rohingyas do not know when they will return to their country!
Translation summary: Mohammed Anis (28) is living Camp # 12, Block # H2, Balukhali-2, Thaingkhali, Ukhia, Cox’s Bazar. He was a resident of Ekkuinna Para, Maungdaw, Myanmar. He came to Bangladesh in 2017 due to genocide by Myanmar government. Mr. Anis said the Myanmar government and the Buddhists have been persecuting the Rohingya for era. Our mothers and sisters were brutally tortured (raped & killed) and our young children were burned to death and they killed whoever they found in front. So we came to Bangladesh in August 2017 and took shelter to save our lives. He said the genocide was carried out on Rohingyas mainly to destroy Muslims. He said they have been taking refuge in the camp for three years; they do not know when they will return to their country! They no longer want the hard life of the camp, so they want genocidal justice and want to return home with their rights from the international community, including Bangladesh and Myanmar.
Duration: 3:00 minutes
Program Closing Announcement: Sami Ahmed
Production: Selim Hossain /Sanjana Feroz