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Some highlights from the website this week


Contents


1.     Intro 

2.     Myanmar Updates

3.     Press Releases

4.     Alerts

5.     Events

6.     IHRC in Media

7.     Shop

1.       Intro

This week, we are getting a stream of updates coming in from Myanmar with the situation being extremely critical. A page has been created on the IHRC website with live updates from the region. We will be updating it as fresh news comes in.

There are a number of ways that you can help, including writing letters demanding change to the UN, and sharing our updates with your friends and contacts.

If you would like to donate to IHRC please contact the office on +44 20 8904 4222 or info@ihrc.org or download a copy of our latest newsletter and fill in one of the donation forms and return to us:

Or donate online by visiting the Islamic Human Rights Commission Trust Shop and Donations page.

Don’t forget you can follow us on Facebook, Twitter @ihrc or on Youtube.

2.    Myanmar Updates

We have created a page where we will be updating updating frequently in real time with updates that are coming in from Myanmar. The situation is very dire and is not being covered by mainstream media.

To keep up to date, please visit the page here -

3.    Press Releases

PRESS RELEASE: Azerbaijan – Concerns over missing Islamic leader

IHRC is deeply concerned over reports that Sheikh Taleh Bagirov has been missing since 1pm (in Azerbaijan) 31 March.  The regime of Ilham Aliyev had already imprisoned Bagirov for 18 months for his part in demonstrations against the ban on hijab in public schools.  He was released late last year.  

PRESS RELEASE: Myanmar / Burma – Eyewitnesses explain brutality of continued attacks against Muslims

IHRC has been highlighting the pervasiveness of anti-Muslim rhetoric and hatred in Myanmar for several years.  Despite the country’s so-called transition process to democracy, Muslim minorities, including but not solely the Rohingya, have been targeted by violence and hatred by groups asserting a supremacist Buddhist identity.

4.    Alerts

Action Alert: Myanmar – Demand an end to the massacre of Burmese Muslims by Buddhist supremacists

Write to the UN and the Chinese Foreign Minister demanding that they ensure an immediate end to religious hatred in Myanmar targeting Muslims

5.     Events

An Evening with Houria Bouteldja

Saturday 27th April 2013


18:45-20:45

Watch live on IHRC TV online at http://www.ihrc.tv and join us for a conversation with Houria Bouteldja known as the Malcolm X of France.

Houria Bouteldja is a spokesperson of the Party of the Indigenous of the Republic (PIR), which she helped found. She will be speaking about Decolonising France.

Author Evening with Victoria Brittain

Wednesday 1st May 2013


19:00-21:00

Join us for an evening with acclaimed journalist and writer Victoria Brittain who will be talking about her latest book, 'Shadow Lives'.

Shadow Lives reveals the unseen side of the '9/11 wars': their impact on the wives and families of men incarcerated in Guantanamo, or in prison or under house arrest in Britain and the US. Victoria Brittain shows how these families have been made socially invisible and a convenient scapegoat for the state in order to exercise arbitrary powers under the cover of the 'War on Terror'.

6.    IHRC in Media

UK-based campaign urges an end to Myanmar violence

IHRC's work in Myanmar featured on PressTV

7.    Shop

Seeing as it's a holiday period for many children who have not gone into school this week, we thought we could recommend a few popular children's titles that you can share with your little ones.

Hilmy The Hippo Learns Not To Lie

In this enchanting tale, Hilmy sets out to make some new friends, but soon learns a valuable lesson. It is not wise to try an impress others, for when Hilmy's lies are put to test, he learns that friends like you for who you are and not for what you can do.

Hilmy The Hippo Learns To Be Grateful

Finding a new place to live isn't easy, and sometimes we aren't grateful for what we have, until we no longer have it.

Hilmy finds out the hard way, with some help from his friends in this charming story with a twist in the tale.

Don't be a Silent Victim

silent-victimHave you been verbally abused, harassed, discriminated against or even violently attacked because you are Muslim? Have you been mistreated by the police or security services or a victim of anti-terror laws? Click here to report your incident to us in confidence and, if you wish, anonymously.