Saturday, 29 October 2016

Arakan: Military detained 3 innocent Rohingyas from ward 9 of Taugabazar, Buthidaung township on 27th October and another from Shilkali (Chinkali) Rohingya IDP village, Rathedaung township on 28th October 2016, according to local villagers.

Rohingyas from ward 9 of Taugbazar were arrested by military at 6:10 PM and were beaten and tortured brutally in front of their homes. Later they were arrested and taken to headquarter. Reason of arrest is still unknown. Victims are identified to be :

  1. Shukkur S/O Khulla Mia, 35
  2. Hafez Muhammed Irdis S/O Abdullah, 35
  3. Shunna Mia S/O Lal Mia, 30
In the same night at about 1 AM military again arrived in the same village, where another 8 Rohingyas were beaten and harassed inhumanly.  Later they extorted 50000 Kyats from each. Victims are identified to be:  
  1. Salim S/O Abdu Salam, 45
  2. Muhammed hares S/O Sayed Hussain, 16
  3. Muhammed Yasin S/O Nobi Hussain, 18
  4. Muhammed Ayas S/O Muhammed Hussain, 18
  5. Yousuf Ali, 17
  6. Shuaib,14
  7. Muhammed Hares S/O Salamutullah, 20
  8. Ibrahim S/O Jabbar, 22
Similarly in the second incidence BGP’s 2nd  battalion commander in collaboration with a Rakhine (magh) village administrator arrested another Rohingya from Rathedaung township while passing from a local tea shop and took him to the BGP headquarter at 01:00 PM afternoon.
The victim is identified to be Ayub S/O Kadir Hussain, 38 hailing from Shilkali (Chinkali) Rohingya IDP village and is the village administrator the same village. Since the arrest he is in incommunicado from his family and they are in fear of receiving his death news due to obvious tortures of military on the arrestee. According to locals the arrest was preplanned from 11th October for the attacks of 9th October.

Friday, 28 October 2016


The North America based Rohingya political and social organizations have joined together to announce Demonstrations Against Myanmar (Burma) Government and its Security Forces to Stop Genocide of Rohingya
Immediately which is to be held in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, November 1 , 2016.
The demonstrations will demand Myanmar State Counsellor and Foreign Affairs Minister Daw Aung San Suu Kyi led NLD government and its
Security Forces to immediately stop recent extrajudicial killings of unarmed innocent Rohingya population, gang rape of Rohingya women and burning down of Rohingya houses in Maungdaw Township and all human rights violations across the Arakan State. It will also demand US, UN and International Community to raise their voices and send a UN Investigation Commission for the recent human rights violations including mass atrocities, crimes against humanity, revocation of citizenship rights, civil and political rights, blocking of foods so that Rohingyas could be saved and protected by UN Responsibility to Protect (R2P) Principle Pillar III. In these regards, we would like to invite all Rohingya, peace-loving American people and organizations to join hands with us to participate in the Rohingya Demonstration in Washington, D.C. according to the following program.

Demonstration Program Details:
(1) Demonstration in front of Myanmar Embassy in USA
Location: 2300 S Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20008
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Date: Tuesday, November 1, 2016
(2) Demonstration in Lafayette Park, The White House
Location: Lafayette Park-Northeast Quadrant, The White House
Time: 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Date: Tuesday, November 1, 2016
Demonstrations Organized by:
(1) Arakan Institute for Peace and Development (AiPAD) USA
(2) Rohingya American Society (RAS) USA
(3) World Rohingya Organization (WRO) USA
(4) Rohingya Culture Center (RCC) USA
(5) Rohingya Association of Canada (RAC) Canada
For More Information, Please Contact:
(1) Former Rohingya MP U Shwe Maung (Tel: +1-330-785-6603)
(2) Muhiuddin Yusof (Tel: +1-716-544-1803)
(3) Shaukhat U Kyaw Soe Aung @ MSK Jilani (Tel: +1-414-736-4273)
(4) Anwar Shah Arakani (Tel: +1-519-781-3800)
(5) Nasir Zakaria (Tel: +1-872-203-4921)

Sunday, 23 October 2016

The Burmese military brutally raped 8 Rohingya women at ‘Oo Kye Kyar (Bura Shiddafara) village in northern Maungdaw during a raid on Wednesday (October 19) morning, a local source confirms.

Besides, the military looted money, gold and other ornaments from many women taking advantage of the situation that the (Rohingya) men went into hiding to escape arbitrary arrests, tortures and killings (by the military).
“They conducted raid on each and every house. During the raids, they brutally raped 8 Rohingya women. Some rape victims are still in miserable conditions as they can’t get medical treatment.
“On the other hand, in some houses, the military forced women to take off their ornaments and give away to them. In some other houses, they just brutally pulled away earrings from the ears of the women and chains from their necks,” said a local resident of the village.
The victims of the rapes are:
  • Z…… (Daughter of) ? ……, 35
  • F…… (Daughter of) N……, 15
  • H…… (Daughter of) A……, 18
  • N…… (Daughter of) A……, 20
  • T…… (Daughter of) R……, 35
  • N……. (Daughter of) Z……., 35
  • A…… (Daughter of) N……., 15
  • R…… (Daughter of) G……., 35
Two more women are feared to have been raped by the military, which is yet to be confirmed.
“On pretext of ‘Cleansing Region, the Burmese military is continuously committing atrocities, rapes and other serious crimes against the innocent Rohingya civilians”, said the above-mentioned resident of ‘Oo Kye Kyar’, “is Raping innocent women of the ethnic minorities really required in the military operations of Burmese regime?”

The Burmese Border Guard Police (BGP) uprooted an entire Rohingya hamlet at KyiKanPyin (Hawar Bil) village in Maungdaw Township today.

The hamlet known as ‘the Middle Hamlet’ comprises around 300 households with over 2,000 people and is the biggest hamlet in KyiKanPyin village. The locals in the hamlet were ordered by the BGP yesterday to leave their homes by today, which is now leading to a mass exodus to different neighbouring villages.
“An officer named Colonel Thura Sann Lwin has been recently appointed as new commander for the BGP Headquarter in KyiKanPyin. He yesterday ordered us through our village administrator to leave our homes by today. As so, the BGP forces started raiding our hamlet and driving us out from our homes around 11 AM today,” said a local who was also driven out of his home.
It has been learnt that the local residents are not even allowed to come back to their homes even to take and pack up their properties and belongings forgotten and left while they were being hastily driven out once after they had left their homes.
Worse, the authorities are not providing them any other places or homes to stay at after expelling them from their original homes.
“They don’t even allow us to go back to our homes and pack up our stuffs. They are not relocating us but expelling us from our own homes by force,” a local woman exclaimed while fleeing.
“Where will we stay after we leave our homes? Have there been places arranged for us?” asked a village elder to the BGP Commander this morning.
He (the Commander) replied by saying “I don’t know. There are such places arranged for you. Leave wherever you can. I am just following the order from the CENTRAL GOVERNMENT.”
Meanwhile, people are hopelessly fleeing to the neighborhoods without knowing where to stay at and where to eat. And It’s heart-wrenching to see their miserable plights.
Since October 9, more than 20,000 Rohingya civilians have been displaced by the continuous Burmese military assaults in northern Maungdaw region. The journalists and the humanitarians are also blocked from getting access to the whole region leading to a humanitarian catastrophe.

Thursday, 13 October 2016

The Burmese authorities backed by an extremist section of Rakhine society are plotting to escalate an already ongoing military violence against the local Rohingya civilians in Maungdaw tonight by using some members of the local Hindu community, who look like Rohingyas in appearances, a reliable source reports.

The Hindus have been trained how to recite some Quranic verses and chant Takbir ‘Allahu Akbar.’ According to latest reports, around 100 Hindus have gathered before the Maungdaw Hospital in Muslim dress-up and disguised as local Rohingya Muslims since 9:00 PM (Myanmar Time).
They are expected to chat ‘Allahu Akbar’ and instigate local Muslims, who are unaware of the plot staged by the authorities, to violently act against the authorities tonight in the name of ‘Jihad.’ If not tonight, it is expected in anytime soon.
An elderly Rohingya man said “I believe the authorities and the military are staging the plot so that they can have the follow benefits in their favor.
  • When chanting ‘Allahu Akbar’ and rallying along the roads in the downtown, the government will film them (the Hindus) and portray them as the Rohingyas to be calling for Jihad; and in turn, with those videos, the military will portray the local Rohingyas to the world as terrorists.
  • To kill more innocent Rohingyas when any unaware Rohingyas come out to the street and happen to join the rallying Hindus in Muslim disguise.
  • To arbitrary arrest more innocent Rohingyas
  • And to loot Rohingya-owned shops.
Through the different media platforms, we are letting the world know in advance that no Muslim in Maungdaw Township is involved in such a rally (of the Hindu people in Muslim disguise) that may happen tonight or anytime in the future.”
The local fears that if the Burmese authorities and the military are successful in their plot, they will have a perfect excuse to create unrests and the local Rohingyas in the downtown of Maungdaw as well as in southern Maungdaw.
Comparing to the region of northern Maungdaw where the military has been conducting full-blown offensive wars against the Rohingya civilians, the downtown of Maungdaw and the southern outskirt of Maungdaw are relatively quiet.
Therefore, it is likely the Burmese authorities and the military want to escalate the offensive war against the Rohingya civilians all over Maungdaw and from there, all over Arakan.

Sunday, 9 October 2016

Breaking Updates: New Form of Violence Unfold against #Rohingya #Pray4Rohingya

Reportedly, a Rakhine militant group -- the Arakan Army (AA) or Arakan Liberation Army (ALA) – was behind the attack on the BGP Headquarter in ‘Kyi Kan Pyin village.’ But the Rakhine Politicians and other interested groups are putting the blame on the Rohingya civilians and the so-called Rohingya Solidarity Organization (RSO).
The world knows the RSO is no longer existent and the Rohingya people are neither educated nor trained enough to launch such an attack on the BGP headquarter. It’s another plot to commit another massacre against the Rohingya people. It’s a part of Rakhine Action Plan to make the people of Maungdaw and Buthidaung Townships internally displaced like in Sittwe (Akyab), Pauktaw and Kyaukphyu,” said a Rohingya youth in Maungdaw.

Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Arakan Sate government has recently changed Border Guard Police (BGP) to Special BGP in the mood of intensifying physical and mental tortures with extorting money which are integrations of silent genocide against the ethnic Rohingya in Arakan State.

On Sunday, 2nd October, a poor farmer Mohammad Yunus, 45, son of Abdu Roshid hailing from Ward-9, Yangma village, Ngarang Chung under Buthidaung was arbitrarily and unexpectedly arrested by Special BGP from Taung Bazar Camp on the way of coming back home from his farmlands in the hill-tract situated behind Taung Bazar, said a relative of the victim on the condition of anonymity.
By the time he had already been taken to the camp, he asked the police why he was arrested and tortured physically. In reply the police said, “We have arrested you on the accusation of injecting and selling medicine to people illegally in the hill-track area.”
Without any exhibit, the police were thrashing him severely in the camp and told him to inform his family or relatives through their informer to release him on pledge by giving 2 million Kyats, he added.
According to one of his neighbours, his family somehow could manage 700 thousands Kyats which were given at the hand of Camp-in-Charge and released him. As he has nothing else now to feed his family, they are starving sometimes if he cannot earn money by doing daily works of other people.
Such starving is common among Rohingya people in Arakan due to authorities’ tortures which eventually cause deaths and it is undoubtedly a technique of silent genocide.

The Myanmar Border Guard Police (BGP) and the Rakhine extremists assaulted a Rohingya village in Buthidaung Township and its villagers yesterday with a wild accusation of harassing and attempting to rape a Rakhine woman, a reliable source in the village reports.

“A Rakhine woman was fishing in a Rohingya-owned farm-land at ‘Boli Fara’ village of ‘Zaydi Taung’ village tract yesterday. While she was netting the fishing, she was destroying the paddy crops. Therefore, the owner of the land prevented from fishing. Then, then started arguing and quarrelling.
So, she left to her village, Mrong Daung village of San Goe Taung village tract. Soon after, numbers of the Border Guard Police members and Rakhine extremists arrived to the Rohingya village and started attacking its people.
They plundered many Rohingya homes and physically injured many people,” reported a Rohingya from Zay Di Taung village.
During the assault, the Rakhine extremists and the Police told the villagers that they were punishing them because one of their villagers harassed; and attempted to rape and kill the Rakhine woman (in the report). Only, then the villagers came to know why they were being attacked.
The locals are worried because the Rakhine extremists with the supports of the armed forces are repeatedly trying to create riots and attack them on mere accusations.

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