Mohibullah’s death undermines Rohingyas’ chances of safe return to Myanmar: HRW
Following the shooting to death of Rohingya rights activist and leader Mohibullah last night, Human Rights Watch issued a statement lamenting the loss of a defender of a people "who had already suffered unimaginable loss and pain when they arrived as refugees in Bangladesh".
In the statement issued by HRW, Meenakshi Ganguly, South Asia director of the organisation, said Mohibullah was someone who "always defended the rights of the Rohingya to safe and dignified returns and to have a say in the decisions concerning their lives and future".
"Mohibullah was a vital voice for the community of Rohingyawho had already suffered unimaginable loss and pain when they arrived as refugees in Bangladesh," Ganguly said in the statement. "He always defended the rights of the Rohingya to safe and dignified returns and to have a say in the decisions concerning their lives and future.
"His killing is a stark demonstration of the risks faced by those in the camps who speak up for freedom and against violence," she said, adding that his death undermines Rohingyas' struggle for greater rights and their efforts to safely return to Myanmar.
"Mohibullah's death undermines not only the struggle of Rohingya refugees for greater rights and protection in the refugee camps, but also their efforts to safely return to their homes in Myanmar. Bangladesh authorities should urgently investigate Mohibullah's killing along with other attacks on Rohingya activists in the camps."