Six years ago, life wasn’t easy for Maung Sawyeddollah, but he enjoyed playing football and dreamed of becoming a doctor. However, in 2017, when he was 15, his life was upended. 

The Myanmar military unleashed ethnic cleansing against the Rohingya –  an ethnic minority who have faced decades of severe state-sponsored discrimination in Myanmar. Thousands of Rohingya were killed, raped, tortured, and their villages burned. 

Fearing for their lives, Sawyeddollah and his family walked 15 days to Bangladesh. They reached Cox’s Bazar refugee camp, where they still live. 

Sawyeddollah now wants to be a lawyer, seeking justice for the suffering around him. In addition to studying, he campaigns for Facebook’s owner, Meta, to take responsibility for its contribution to the atrocities. Years before the attacks, Meta’s algorithms amplified anti-Rohingya incitement on the Facebook platform, fuelling the Myanmar military’s violence. 

Sawyeddollah and his family have lost everything, but he still has hope. He and his community are calling on Meta  to pay reparations for its role in the atrocities, including funding for educational programmes in Cox's Bazar. He believes that education will help rebuild the shattered lives of people in his community.

Demand Meta provide an effective remedy to Sawyeddollah and Rohingya communities.

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  Our Petition

Mark Zuckerberg
Meta CEO 
1 Hacker Way 
Menlo Park, CA 94025

Dear Mr. Zuckerberg

I call on you to take responsibility, through effective and meaningful remedy, for your company’s contribution to the atrocities committed against the Rohingya people in Myanmar. Meta’s algorithms amplified anti-Rohingya incitement, fuelling the Myanmar military’s violence.  

Maung Sawyeddollah and his family were forced to flee Myanmar in 2017, when he was only 15 years old. Since Meta enabled hatred and discrimination against Rohingya people to thrive on the Facebook platform, Sawyeddollah and his community are calling on your company to pay reparations and fund education programmes in Cox’s Bazar refugee camp in Bangladesh, where they now reside. 

Sawyeddollah believes that education will help rebuild the shattered lives of people in his community. 

Yours sincerely