Rohingya villagers’ testimony sheds new light on Amnesty International’s latest report

Testimony of Rohingya villagers from Kha Maung Seik village tract, northern Maungdaw, implicates the Burmese security forces as the instigators of attacks on civilians in their area on August 25, 2017, offering a very different version of events than that given by Amnesty International in their new May 22nd report. Continue reading

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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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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

Village administrators summoned at BGP camp in Maungdaw south

All Village Administration officers including village elders under the Border Guard Police of Burma (BGP) area No. 7, Maungdaw south were summoned for meeting on the present situation on May 20, Rukon, a village elder from Maungdaw said.
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BGP harass Rohingya villagers in Maungdaw

Shilkhali Burma Border Guard Police (BGP) outpost under the Aley Than Kyaw BGP camp is harassing the Rohingya villagers in Maungdaw south recently, Reka, a villager from Maungdaw said.
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