Rohingya “Lifeline” radio - Monday, January 11, 2021
MC & News: Sami Ahmed & Mohammed Hussain
ROH Lifeline 01112021 1130 UTC
Today: Monday, January 11, 2021
7:30 a.m. (Washington, D.C., USA)
Duration: 6 minutes
· Myanmar's lack of sincerity could not send Rohingyas back: Bangladesh Foreign Minister
· Two were killed in separate incidents in the Rohingya camp area of Cox's Bazar
· Pope urges U.S. to protect democracy, shun violence after mob attack
· Demands for the removal of President Trump are growing
· Pompeo lifts restrictions on U.S.-Taiwan relationship as clock runs out on Trump administration
Shortwave: 31-meter band, 9350 kHz; 25-meter band, 11700 kHz and 12030 kHz Medium wave (AM): 1575 kHz
Report: VOA News
Report: Sabera Begum (Cox’s Bazar)
Related item code: 9-P
Duration: 7:27 minutes
Topic: The level of violence against women is highest through domestic violence. Stopping this violence requires change of mindset and attitude.
Translation Summary: Fatema Khatun (35) is a learner of Santi Khana (Peace Space); she is lives in Camp # 01, Block # E of Kutupalong, Ukhia, Cox’s Bazar. Fatema said,they come to the Women Friendly Space (Santi Khana) to learn about women's rights, the role of women in society and the family, and how women can become self-reliant, and above all, how a woman can improve society and family life. She also said that she had never known about these things before but now she knows it by coming to the woman friendly space. So she thinks the women friendly space is very beneficial for Rohingya women.
Ishrat Surain Sathi (30) is a Case Worker of Study Gold. She told the VOA; that there are more cases of domestic violence among Rohingyas in the camps so Rohingya women are making aware of their rights through the session on prevention of domestic violence. She added that a women's support team has been appointed to monitor the Rohingyas and if there is any problem, they immediately hold a session with the Rohingyas. She also highlights various types of women's development activities such as sewing and handicrafts for Rohingya women.
Report: VOA News
Related item code: 9-P
Duration: 7:12 minutes
Translator: Mohammed Idris Abdullah (Cox’s Bazar)
Topic: Rohingyas Urge International Community to Put Myanmar Pressure to Halt Persecution on Rohingya in Arakan, Myanmar
Translation Summary: Mohammed Zubair, Secretary of a camp base Rohingya organization Arakan Rohingya Society for Peace and Human Rights-ARSP said that though we could take shelters in Bangladesh during the “cleaning operation” (military crackdown) of 2017 many relatives of us still remaining in Arakan Myanmar who were not able to come to Bangladesh and still suffering the Myanmar pretended persecution.
Zuabir said, “We have regular communication with our relatives in Arakan Myanmar. They say on the one hand, Myanmar government is continuously doing abductions, killing, raping, looting the belongings of Rohingya, on the other hand governments culprits (human traffickers) are encouraging and pretending to help the Rohingya to leave the country said our relatives in Arakan, says Zubair. So, the Rohingya who were trying to escape the persecution of Myanmar government and attempting to leave their ancestral land trusting the human traffickers were being held in the hand of Myanmar government such as a joint team arrested seven undocumented nationals and five boatmen at around 1 am on January 4 off the coast of Chaungtha, Chaungtha Township, the police force of Yangon Regions’ Shwepyithar township arrested 99 Rohingya (26 males and 73 females during a month while alleged being trafficked from villages in four Rakhine township: Sittwe, Maungdaw, Kyauktaw and Buthidaung and so on”.
According to “The Irrawaddy News” of January 08,2021: Sittwe, Rakhine state-relatives 18 villagers abdu