The NASUWT is supporting Burma Campaign UK’s call for the immediate and unconditional release of Rohingya teacher Ma Hla Phyu.
Ma Hla Phyu, 23, was arrested in May and sentenced to one year in prison with hard labour simply for travelling without permission from the Burmese government.
Ma Hla Phyu and her family have been forced to live in a giant prison camp after they fled violence by racist mobs and security forces against Rohingya villages.
She was twice refused permission to travel to Rangoon while working as a volunteer teacher at a school in the camp.
The Burmese Government refuses to give the Rohingya people citizenship, without which they cannot travel or access higher education. The lack of citizenship underpins the ongoing prejudice and wide-scale human rights violations by security forces against the Rohingya.
Burma Campaign UK are urging Burma President, Win Myint, to immediately and unconditionally release Ma Hla Phyu and repeal all repressive laws.