Rohingya exhibition series comes to Istanbul

Arifa
By July 3, 2015 17:45

Rohingya exhibition series comes to Istanbul

“Exiled To Nowhere: Burma’s Rohingya,” a photography exhibition by acclaimed U.S. documentary photographer Greg Constantine, will open at Galata Fotoğrafhanesi in Istanbul on July 4. 

The exhibition will highlight the persecution and human rights violations against the parsec uted Rohingya community in Burma.

Recognized as one of the most persecuted people in the world, the Rohingya are a Muslim minority from theArakan (Rakhine) State in western Myanmar (Burma). In 1982, the Rohingya were stripped of their citizenship and have been a stateless people since then.

Decades of discriminatory policies toward the Rohingya, the denial of fundamental rights and a number of human rights abuses have forced hundreds of thousands of Rohingya to flee their homeland where they are unwanted, unwelcome and find little protection or sanctuary.

State sponsored violence Burma in 2012 destroyed many Rohingya communities throughout Arakan (Rakhine) and displaced over 140,000 Rohingya into IDP camps where they are isolated, segregated and denied the ability to travel, find work, attend schools or access adequate medical care.

Human rights groups have described the situation as ethnic cleansing and a crime against humanity.

The exhibition, which will continue until July 30, is part of a series of international exhibitions with the same name.

Exhibitions have been held in: London, Canberra, Washington DC, Brussels, Jakarta, Bangkok, Tokyo, Yogyakarta, Geneva, Kuala Lumpur and most recently, New York City.

Note:Changes have been made,  Hurriyet Daily News is not responsible for these.

Source: Hurriyet Daily News.

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