VIDEO: Burma’s Rohingya – The Human Story

Mabrur Ahmed

By Mabrur Ahmed
Rohingya Project

This film has been created by Restless Beings using its extensive network of sources on the ground in Myanmar, Bangladesh and Malaysia and was filmed between 16th-22nd July 2012.

Until now, the mainstream media has failed to report on this issue from inside Myanmar as there are security concerns of filming there.  Restless Beings has put together this film to demonstrate the type of harsh treatment the Rohingya are subjected to in Arakan state of Burma.  The second objective of the film is to show the international media community that it is possible to obtain footage and report fairly without bias.

WARNING: There are distressing images in the film.

Update news on July 11, 2012

Maungdaw Township:

Seven villagers of Lound Don and Daybonia (Taungbro letwe) were arrested by the Nasaka personnel from Nasaka Headquarters of Kawar Bill (Kyigan Pyin) of Maungdaw Township on July 8, at about 2:00 pm while they were going to their village after finishing their religious duty at Donsay Para of Maungdaw south, according to a relative of victim.
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Update News of July 9, 2012

Natala and security forces destroy Holly Qurans, religious books and vandalize religious school

Thayet Gonetan (Sairkongbow) Madrasa (Religious school) of Maungdaw Township had been vandalized by Natala villagers accompanied by security forces today at about 12:30pm, according to an elder from village.
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Breaking News: June 27, 2012

Buthidaung Township:

Yesterday night, 4-Rohingya man was arrested by army personnel of Military Operation Command             (MOC) No.15 of Buthidaung Township over the allegation that they have been involved in political matter. After arrest, they were brought to unknown place. The arrestees are: two sons of Master Abu Tayub, Imam Hussain, and Abin Chay. They all belong to Ward No.7 of Buthidaung Town.  This is the first time arresting occurred in Buthidaung Township, after the sectarian riots have been broken out in Arakan State, said a villager from Buthidaung Township.
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Breaking News: Friday evening ( June 15, 2012)

Stranded Rohingya boats in Naf River disappeared

Stranded Rohingya 15 boats in Naf River are disappearing with more than 2000 Rohingyas since early morning today who fleeing to Bangladesh because of violence by police, Hluntin and Rakhines.

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