On Tuesday, May 22, Amnesty International garnered both praise and heavy criticism upon releasing its Report “Myanmar: New evidence reveals Rohingya armed group massacred scores in Rakhine State,” which attributes at least one Hindu massacre in Northern Rakhine to the elusive Rohingya militant group known as the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA).
While our organization greatly respects the vast majority of Amnesty's invaluable work in exposing human rights violations around the world, Stateless Dignity nonetheless wishes to express concern—in solidarity with much of the Rohingya activist community—regarding several aspects of this Report, including its methodology and the empirical veracity of its findings as well as its timing.
We believe Amnesty’s latest Report raises several important questions, and may also present additional challenges and dangers for already-vulnerable Muslim and Rohingya persons around the world.
We invite you to explore our concerns by viewing:
Thank you for your time and consideration.