Bangladesh provides US$500,000 for the Rohingya ICJ case

On 28th November 2020, Bangladesh has provided a sum of $500,000 to the Gambia for the support of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) case concerning the Rohingya people. The contribution was handed at the ongoing 47th OIC foreign ministerial meeting of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Niger.

Bangladesh’s Permanent Representative to the OIC Mohammad Javed Patwary said, “We have already disbursed the fund to the OIC for supporting Gambia in its legal battle.” Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Nigeria have also contributed financially to Gambia for the case.

Gambia has said it needs $5 million for the legal battle for rights abuse against the minority Rohingya community. It’s been three years since the Rohingya genocide, where more than 24,000 Rohingya Muslims have been killed and 34,000 Rohingya were thrown into fires.