Refugee testimonies contradict Burmese government version of the August 25 “terrorist attacks”

An investigative analysis by Kaladan Press Network
Since the start of the ongoing large-scale “clearance” operation against the Rohingya population by Burmese security forces, the Burmese government’s Information Committee and state media have consistently reported that the operation is a response to over 30 coordinated “extremist terrorist” attacks against police stations and outposts in northern Rakhine State on August 25, 2017. Continue reading

Authorities clearing burned villages in Maungdaw

Since October 3, 2017, Maungdaw township authorities and Border Guard Police have been jointly organizing the clearing of burned Rohingya villages in Maungdaw, according to Halim, a Human Rights watchdog from Maungdaw. Continue reading

Refugees question Burmese government’s report of mass Hindu graves

Rohingya refugees from Kha Maung Seik (Fokira Bazar) village tract of northern Maungdaw, where mass graves of Hindus have allegedly been found, say they fled with their Hindu neighbours from attacks by Burmese security forces, and that no ARSA attack took place in their area on August 25.

Hindu mass graves area and surrounding areas of Hidu village

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Police extort money in Buthidaung

A  police officer in Buthidaung extorted money from local Rohingyas by giving accusation that they have link with Rohingya militants who had attacked BGP out-posts including headquarters on  9th October, 2016 in Maungdaw, Zabbar Ali from Buthidaung Town said.
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Camp police severely beat three refugee women

Three Rohingya refugee women were severely beaten up in the camp by the camp police of Nayapara official camp on May 2, in the evening, Kamal Hussain from the Nayapara camp said.
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Teknaf as hub of Yaba trading in recent time

The Border Guard of Bangladesh (BGB) seized with a large number of Yaba (methamphetamine) tablets along the Bangladesh-Burma border under the Teknaf municipal areas recently, Jamal Uddin, a local trader from Teknaf.
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ARNO: Widespread rape of Rohingya women as a weapon of ethnic-cleansing

Arakan Rohingya National Organisation (ARNO)
Press release
30 November 2016


Widespread rape of Rohingya women as a weapon of ethnic-cleansing

On Friday 25 November, at about 5 a.m. around 500 Myanmar cruel armed forces – most of them local Buddhist Rakhine goons dressed in uniform without badge — had cordoned San They Pyin hamlet of Longdon village-tract in Maungdaw Township. About one hundred of them entered the village and seized and removed nearly 100 women and teenage girls to school field, stripped them naked under gun point and lined them up in lying position and raped. Then they made them walk along the village pathway in nude. Some of the women who defied the inhumaneness were slaughtered. The onslaught lasted until 5 p.m. But five beautiful women were not released and were sexually molested whole night by a group of savage soldiers in their camp whereupon three of them were slaughtered.
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