Burmese military offensive against Rohingya

Dear friend

Right now the

Dear friend

Right now the Burmese military is engaged in another military offensive against Rohingya civilians. Rohingya sources believe that since August 25th more than a thousand people have been killed, including children. More than 10,000 homes have been burnt down by the military. More than 150,000 people are fleeing for their lives.

It has been described as a scorched earth policy, leaving nothing for people to return to, cleansing the area. Reports are also starting to come through of soldiers raping women.

The British government is providing free training to the military in Burma. Last year they spent £300,000 of taxpayers’ money, some of it from the aid budget, training the same army which is now committing crimes against humanity.

Tell the British government to stop training the criminal Burmese Army.

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson
The new offensive began after police stations and government offices were attacked and at least 11 police and military personnel were killed. However, instead of going after those who carried out the attacks, the military is targeting all Rohingya people indiscriminately, even children.

The British government claimed the training it was giving would help improve human rights, but four years on human rights violations by the Burmese Army are increasing, not decreasing.

Tell the British government to stop training the criminal Burmese Army.

No more training for rapists and war criminals.

Email Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson today.

Thank you for your support.

Mark Farmaner
Burma Campaign UK

Rohingya sources believe that since August 25th more than a thousand people have been killed, including children. More than 10,000 homes have been burnt down by the military. More than 150,000 people are fleeing for their lives.

It has been described as a scorched earth policy, leaving nothing for people to return to, cleansing the area. Reports are also starting to come through of soldiers raping women.

The British government is providing free training to the military in Burma. Last year they spent £300,000 of taxpayers’ money, some of it from the aid budget, training the same army which is now committing crimes against humanity.

Tell the British government to stop training the criminal Burmese Army.

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson
The new offensive began after police stations and government offices were attacked and at least 11 police and military personnel were killed. However, instead of going after those who carried out the attacks, the military is targeting all Rohingya people indiscriminately, even children.

The British government claimed the training it was giving would help improve human rights, but four years on human rights violations by the Burmese Army are increasing, not decreasing.

Tell the British government to stop training the criminal Burmese Army.

No more training for rapists and war criminals.

Email Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson today.

Thank you for your support.

Mark Farmaner
Burma Campaign UK

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