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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ARNO Press Release: UN Commission of Inquiry Most Urgent

(Press release, 30 October 2015)

UN Commission of Inquiry Most Urgent

Arakan Rohingya National Organisation (ARNO) reiterates its call on the United Nations to establish independent investigation into genocide against Rohingya people in Myanmar. Continue reading

Rakhine protests after UN passes resolution on Burma

Rakhine community from Maungdaw protested today at noon after the United Nations General Assembly’s human rights committee adopted a resolution on November 21 urging Burma to allow its persecuted Rohingya minority “equal access to full citizenship to allow self-identification and ensure equal access to services, according to Halim, a Human Rights Watchdog from Maungdaw.
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