The Rohingya Report hosted by Stephen Gethins, MP, and shadow foreign secretary for the SNP and WTX News
The Rohingya Report hosted by Stephen Gethins, MP, and shadow foreign secretary for the SNP and WTX News

An all-woman legal & media team travelled to Cox Bazar in Bangladesh to gain first-hand access and testimony for the Rohingya refugees. An initiative to drive towards justice following a sustained period of suffering and war crimes at the hands of Myanmar’s military.

Having listened to hours of first-hand accounts and recorded testimonies that will be used in court, we have compiled a hard-hitting report on their shocking findings which was released in the Houses of Parliament, Westminster in March.

This was the first in our Expose – special reports by WTX News

Rohingya Report

The team, led by South African lawyer Shabnam Mayet is now confident that the sworn affidavits collected by the women can be used against the globe-trotting generals and politicians in Myanmar who think they’re above the law – well we are to tell them they’re not!

Their findings will be discussed in Portcullis House on Thursday morning in Committee Room N at 11 am in a meeting hosted by Stephen Gethins, MP, a member of the Foreign Affairs Committee and Shadow SNP Spokesperson for International Affairs and Europe.

Hearing the words of gang rape against the Rohingya women hit me harder than anything else I had ever heard. Yvonne Ridley

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The contents of the Rohingya report were collated by advocate Shabnam Mayet from Johannesburg, the co-founder of the campaign group Protect the Rohingya, advocate Shaida Mahomed of Johannesburg and attorney Tasneem Fredericks of Port Elizabeth.

They were joined in Cox Bazar by Scottish WTX NEWS journalist Yvonne Ridley and the team was assisted by Bangladeshi lawyer and academic Rezaur Rahman Lenin.

This is the first step towards some form of justice for the Rohingya, with many more to come.

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