Burmese Military Hold Hundreds of Rohingya Women as Hostages
By RVision TV Correspondent | December 2, 2016
Maungdaw — The Burmese military have held hundreds of Rohingya women as hostages at ‘Myau Taung’ village in northern Maungdaw since Thursday (December 1) morning, reliable sources report.
The hostages including children are currently confined without food and being tortured at the south hamlet of Myau Taung village tract. The troops have put a condition to the women either to call their men and make them surrender or to continue to suffer for indefinite time.
“There were around 600 Burmese troops in three groups raided Saali Ferang (Myau Taung) village yesterday morning. Since then, they have kept them as hostages.
“Screaming voices of the women are being heard from far. We fear of molestations or rapes of the women but we can’t confirm about it as we are on the run”, said a Rohingya man from Myau Taung in a telephonic conversation.
In a separate report we have received, 25 innocent men including old men and children have been arrested and are inhumanly being tortured in the village’s school.
Urgent international action is needed to free the women from being held as hostages.
[Edited by M.S. Anwar]
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