Frits Sollewijn

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Frits Sollewijn Gelpke is a human rights advocate and political scientist from the Netherlands, working as European Liaison for Justice for All / Burma Task Force USA. He co-authored a book on democratic and constitutional reform in Nepal where he worked for two years at an NGO, law college and the Dutch consulate. He holds a M.Sc. in Political Science, International Relations from Leiden University.

Media Continues to Ignore Burma’s Religious Minister’s Anti-Muslim Actions

Only a few weeks after the military junta lifted the curfew in Western Rakhine state, allowing an estimated 25,000 Rohingya to leave the Internal Displacement Camps, the National League of Democracy (NLD) appointed Minister of Religious Affairs Aung Ko made a statement implying Muslims are not full citizens and went on to visit firebrand monk Wirathu. Although Minister Aung Ko...

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