Sunday, November 18, 2012

Burma: Satellite Images Show Widespread Attacks on Rohingya

Attacks and arson in late October by ethnic Arakanese Maghs (Rakhines) against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar’s Arakan State were at times carried out with the support of state security forces and local government officials, Human Rights Watch said lately. New satellite imagery obtained by Human Rights Watch shows extensive destruction of homes and other property in the predominantly Rohingya Muslim areas of Pauktaw, Mrauk-U, and Myebon townships, all sites of violence and displacement in late October 2012.

You can view the HRW report by clicking here. For an old report in August which says that the government could have stopped the violence, click here.

For the latest satellite images on Rohingya villages and towns destroyed by Rakhine Buddhist terrorists, click here, here, here and here.

HRW's Asia Director Brad Adams said, "President Obama should make clear to the Burmese president that the attacks on the Rohingya need to stop if the Burma government wants to avoid renewed sanctions and the suspension of renewed military-to-military dialogues with the United States. This is crunch time because Burma’s failure to contain sectarian violence in Arakan State and hold accountable those responsible calls into question the Burmese government’s stated goal of becoming a rights-respecting, multi-ethnic state."

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