COLAP Resolution on Rohingya Situation October 16th, 2021 COLAP condemns killing of Rohingya leader Mohibullah and crime against humanity committed by Myanmar military junta

The Confederation of Lawyers of Asia and Pacific (COLAP) has strongly condemns brutal murder of Rohingya community leader Mohibullah and seriously protest against ongoing crime against humanity committed by military junta of Myanmar. The COLAP adopted a resolution in this regard on the latest developments in Myanmar on 16th October 2021 during its EC meeting. On September 29, 2021, Mr. Mohibullah, the chair of the Arakan Rohingya Society for Peace and Human Rights (ARSPH), was shot and killed by unidentified gunmen in Kutupalong camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. COLAP EC in its resolution said that Mohibullah had served as a leader among the nearly one million Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, documenting the Myanmar military’s crimes against the Rohingya and advocating for the refugees’ rights in international forums. Mohibullah had faced death threat in recent years for his work. The perpetrators behind this killing are very much linked with illegal drug trade and serving the interest of Islamic extremism and Myanmar military junta and also want to maintain a status quo to take benefit from this refugee crisis.
COLAP EC expressing its serious concern over ongoing crisis in Myanmar said that this killing will delayed the repatriation process of Rohingya refugees from Bangladesh and disrupt the humanitarian aid program by UN and various international aid agencies. COLAP reiterates it demand to bring Myanmar military junta under justice and call upon the people of this region to put pressure on Myanmar government.