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Myanmar’s Armed Forces Continue Attacks on Rohingya Villagers in Northern Buthidaung

By RVision Correspondent | January 11, 2017

Buthidaung — Myanmar’s armed forces continue their assaults on the Rohingya village, ‘Maung Gyi Htaunt,’ in northern Buthidaung amidst the reports of the armed forces indulging in unlawful killings, arbitrary arrests, rapes and plunders in the village since January 4, the local sources reported.

Other than the arrests made on January 4 (which we have already reported earlier), 9 Rohingya villagers were arrested by the military at ‘Maung Gyi Htaunt’ village locally known as ‘Shab Bazaar’ in Northern Buthidaung on January 6. Of them, 3 were confirmed killed, other 6 have still been incommunicado.

During raids on the village between January 4 and January 8, the military and the BGP tortured scores of villagers and committed several rapes against the village women. The military also plundered livestock and properties belonged to the villagers.

Sources in the region further reported that more than 100 Myanmar’s military and BGP again arrived at MaungGyiHtaunt by many boats yesterday (on Jan 10) evening and began raiding the village. The details of Casualties caused, damages made and atrocities committed in the village during the raids are yet to be confirmed.

The joint forces of the military and the Border Guard Police (BGP) began raiding the village on January 4 on pretext of searching weapons reportedly hidden in the village by some alleged Rohingya inurgents after robbing them (The weapons) from the arsenal of the BGP Headquarter in Maungdaw. 

[Edited by M.S. Anwar]

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