First Rohingya case filed within Myanmar

On last Thursday, Legal Action Worldwide (LAW) and international law firm McDermott Will & Emery stated that they have filed a case  through Myanmar’s human rights commission on behalf of Setara Begum (23), a Rohingya widow whose husband was killed by Myanmar army. Begum now seeking for a 2 million dollar compensation for her husband’s death who was killed at Inn Din village during the genocide event in September 2017.

Begum’s husband was a fisherman who was among 10 men and boys killed by soldiers.

Ms Begum said to Reuters, “I am seeking justice for my husband and for all Rohingya, who have faced many similar issues.”

Last year the Gambia filed a case on Myanmar in the world court, the ICJ and the court has ordered several provisional measures to further protect the Rohingyas inside Myanmar and to preserve the evidence. However, many Rohingya organisations and right groups voiced their concern over Myanmar’s failure to comply with the court’s order.