Joint Statement: Probe into the gruesome killing of refugee leader Mohammed Mohibullah demanded

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JOINT STATEMENT

September 30, 2021

Probe into the gruesome killing of refugee leader Mohammed Mohibullah demanded

We are extremely saddened and shocked at the killing of Mr Mohammed Mohibullah, President of the Arakan Rohingya Society for Peace and Human Rights (ARSPH), on 29th September 202, by a group of gunmen in his office in the world largest refugee camps at Kutupalong, Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh.

Mohibullah was a notable refugee leader who had long worked for the protection and wellbeing of the Rohingya refugees. He had raised the voices and concerns of the refugees in international forums and with world leaders, including former U.S. President Donald Trump.

According to his brother Habib Ullah, Mohibullah was shot dead by a group of assassins belonging to Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) who are ganging up in the refugee camps often resorting to hijacking and killing the innocents, committing extortion, loot, torture and various criminal atrocities on the helpless refugees.

The camp situation remains particularly precarious. Living in intolerable conditions in cramped conditions, with limited freedom of movement, access to education or health service, the Rohingya refugees are dependent on the goodwill of their host nation and the international community.

We urge the Government of Bangladesh to probe into the gruesome killing and punish the culprits at an early date and take all necessary measures for the protection of the terrorized refugees by eliminating the criminal activities.

Signatories:

• Arakan Rohingya Development Association – Australia
• Arakan Rohingya National Organisation (ARNO)
• Australian Burmese Rohingya Organisation
• British Rohingya Community in UK
• Burmese Rohingya Association in Queensland-Australia (BRAQA)
• Burmese Rohingya Association Japan (BRAJ)
• Burmese Rohingya Community Australia (BRCA)
• Burmese Rohingya Community in Denmark
• Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK (BROUK)
• Canadian Burmese Rohingya Organisation
• Canadian Rohingya Development Initiative
• European Rohingya Council (ERC)
• Free Rohingya Coalition (FRC)
• Los Angeles Rohingya Association
• Myanmar Ethnic Rohingya Human Rights Organisation in Malaysia
• Rohingya Action Ireland
• Rohingya American Society
• Rohingya Community in Norway
• Rohingya Community in Netherlands
• Rohingya Culture Centre Chicago
• Rohingya Human Rights Initiative
• Rohingya Human Rights Network (Canada)
• Rohingya Refugee Network
• Rohingya Society Malaysia
• Rohingya Organisation Norway
• Rohingya Women Development Network (RWDN)
• Swedish Rohingya Association

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The European Rohingya Council (ERC) is an umbrella Rohingya organization based in the Europe. The ERC was founded in Esbjerg Denmark on 7th October 2012. Officially registered (KvK 56454791) in Amsterdam,  The Kingdom of The Netherlands. The ERC operates its activities from its operational office in London, the United Kingdom.

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