Recently, two Reuters journalists – Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo – in Myanmar were sentenced to seven years of imprisonment for flouting the country’s Official Secrets Act while investigating the Rohingya crisis. Condemned as a war on freedom of expression and the free press, the arrests didn’t stop the United Nation’s Public Information Officer Pierre Peron from visiting the Ah Nauk Ywe camp for Rohingya Muslims.
What he saw revealed the abysmal living conditions of 4,000 members of the community, who have been confined to this camp for six years now.
The military government of Myanmar has stripped Rohingya Muslims of citizenship, destroyed their homes, and terrorised them, forcing most of them to become refugees in other countries. These atrocities have been committed at the behest of a Buddhist majority in Myanmar.