ODVV Statement Condemning the Killing of...
In a released statement, the ODVV deemed the killing of Muslims in Burma as an example of human rights violations and condemned it in the strongest terms.
The killing of Muslims of Myanmar at the hands of Buddhists takes place in front of the eyes of the international community and international human rights organizations, killings which are clear examples of genocide and grave violations of human rights.
Some unofficial figures indicate that at lease over 50,000 Muslims have been massacred by Buddhist extremists. As a nongovernmental human rights organization that is in Special Consultative Status to ECOSOC, the ODVV condemns the brutal killing of Muslims in the strongest terms, Muslims that even the Myanmar government does not recognise, and are deemed as aliens, and are deprived and denied of their fundamental rights such as conducting religious ceremonies and the use of public places, and for many years they have been subject to abuse by Buddhist extremists in their own country.
Currently there are hundreds of Muslims detained in Burmese prisons who are tortured. Attacks, killings and displacing of these people have either been done by the security forces of Myanmar and or with the participation of Buddhist extremists who carry out these violent attacks while the authorities turn a complete blind eye.
Also in the new wave of attacks by the security forces and Buddhists on Rakhin Province an unknown number of Muslims have been tortured, abused, sexually abused and killed.
Although independent medias and news agencies have reacted to the subject, but the necessity for international human rights bodies to react surely can prevent the continuation of these inhuman acts.
While condemning these heinous crimes against humanity, the ODVV urges the international community and international human rights organizations to unite in an effort to stop the horrific events that are unfolding in Myanmar.