Canada Urged to Take Stronger Action on Rohingya Crisis

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Canada Urged to Take Stronger Action on Rohingya Crisis

Activists and MPs hold a news conference in Ottawa on December 7, 2017, to urge the Canadian government to take stronger measures on the Rohingya crisis, such as advocating for an international arms embargo against the Myanmar military. They also raise concerns about the deal between Myanmar and Bangladesh on the repatriation of Rohingya refugees. More than 600,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled to Bangladesh to escape violence carried out by Myanmar’s military.

Fareed Khan (Rohingya Human Rights Network), Kyle Matthews (Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies), Samantha McGavin (Inter Pares) and Alex Neve (Amnesty International Canada) make remarks, along with MPs Rob Oliphant (Liberal), Cheryl Hardcastle (NDP) and Garnett Genuis (Conservative).