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Fawaz Rob's painting 'Long Walk Home' won first prize at PenArt International Exhibition

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Long Walk Home
Fawaz Rob's painting 'Long Walk Home' won first prize at the PenArt International Exhibition. His paintings are considered the best among 80 artists from around the world, including France, Japan, the United States and the United Kingdom.

‘I am very happy to receive this international award,’ said Fawaz Rob.

He added, ‘But the responsibility of an artist is not just to paint beautiful pictures, his job is to speak of time, to stand against injustice. The dehumanization of the Muslim community around the world is a great tragedy of our time.’

'The Rohingya, Palestinians or Uyghurs are being strategically ignored and international organizations have collectively failed to protect them. Bigger than the prize, if my art can bring the world's attention to the plight of the Rohingya, then my purpose is fulfilled. It doesn't matter if you have to be rejected in the West or in China as an artist.'

The philosophy behind the artist's award-winning film 'Long Walk Home' was that more than a million Rohingya Muslims had fled Burma.

According to him, the houses of Rohingyas have been destroyed, family members have been killed, crops have been burnt. In this situation, the UN is completely frozen. Whenever a resolution is brought to the UN against the Burmese military junta, the Chinese government vetoes it.

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