KPN Press Release: New report debunks “terrorist attack” pretext for Burma Army operations against Rohingya

November 22, 2018

New report debunks “terrorist attack” pretext for BurmaArmy operations against Rohingya

A new report by Kaladan Press gives a detailed account of theBurma Army’s August 2017 “clearance operations” in the large fishing village ofAlethankyaw in southern Maungdaw, uncovering new evidence that the operationsagainst the Rohingya were carefully pre-planned, and not a response to“terrorist attacks” on August 25, as claimed by the Burmese government.

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The Killing Fields of Alethankyaw

The centuries-old fishing community of Alethankyaw in southern Maungdaw is one of hundreds of Rohingya villages attacked and razed by Burmese government security forces during their brutal “clearance operations” that began in August 2017 and which drove over 720,000 refugees into Bangladesh.

The government maintains that the operations were in response to coordinated “terrorist” attacks on August 25
on thirty police posts, including in Alethankyaw, and that villagers burned their own houses and fled. But this report, based on in-depth interviews with thirty refugees from Alethankyaw, including fishermen, farmers, shopkeepers, housewives and teachers, tells a very different story: the nine-day assault by the Burma Army on their village was carefully pre-planned and implemented, and the 1,000-strong “terrorist” attack on Alethankyaw as described by the government did not and could not have happened.

The report “The Killing Fields of Alethankyaw,” based on eyewitness testimony, exposes systematic preparation and execution of the operations by government forces, using military infrastructure built up along the western edge of the Mayu mountain range since 2012 and Kaladan Press gives a detailed account of the Burma Army’s August 2017 “clearance operations” in the large fishing village of Alethankyaw in southern Maungdaw, uncovering new evidence that the operations against the Rohingya were carefully pre-planned, and not a response to “terrorist attacks” on August 25, as claimed by the Burmese government.

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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

ျမန္မာစစ္တပ္သည္ ရိုဟင္ဂ်ာေတြကို ဆန္႔က်င္ရာ၌ မုဒိမ္းက်င့္ျခင္းကို လက္နက္အျဖစ္သံုးေၾကာင္း – အစီရင္ခံစာသစ္။

ေဖေဖၚ၀ါရီလ ၂၁ ၊ ၂၀၁၈ ခုႏွစ္။
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ျမန္မာစစ္တပ္သည္ ရိုဟင္ဂ်ာေတြကို ဆန္႔က်င္ရာ၌ မုဒိမ္းက်င့္ျခင္းကို လက္နက္အျဖစ္သံုးေၾကာင္း – အစီရင္ခံစာသစ္။

၂၀၁၇ ခုႏွစ္တြင္ ရိုဟင္ဂ်ာမ်ားကို ဆန္႔က်င္သည့္ “နယ္ေျမရွင္းလင္းသည့္ စစ္ဆင္ေရး” တြင္ လိင္ပိုင္းဆိုင္ရာ အၾကမ္းဖက္မႈကို ရည္ရြယ္ခ်က္ရွိရွိ စံနစ္တက် က်ယ္က်ယ္ျပန္႔ျပန္႔ အသံုးျပဳခဲ့ေၾကာင္း အေထာက္အထား ေဖၚျပသည့္ ဤအစီရင္ခံစာကို ကုလာတန္သတင္းကြန္ယက္မွ ယေန႔ထုတ္ျပန္လိုက္သည္။ Continue reading

After Aung San Su Kyi visits Maungdaw, one village burn down

One Rohingya village – Thu Oo Lah (Kolla Bill) was burned down today ( November 2, 2017) at 9:00pm after visiting of the state counsellor and Union Enterprises for Humanitarian System, Resettlement and Development (UEHRD) Chairman– Aung San Su Kyi –had visited Maungdaw, said Halim, a human rights watchdog from Maungdaw. Continue reading

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

Breaking News: 11 Rohingya youths swim to across Naff river

11 Rohingya youths swam with plastic gallons, crossed Naff river on October 11, Hussain Ahmed from Shapuridip said.

Rohingya Youths crossed Naf River with plastic gallons

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