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Myanmar sentences soldiers for Rohingya killings

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 4/11/18, 10:19 am

Myanmar has sentenced seven military officials to 10 years in prison with hard labor for their roles in killing 10 Rohingya Muslims in a conflict that began in August 2017, the military said Tuesday. More than 650,000 Rohingya fled from Rakhine state in Myanmar, also known as Burma, into neighboring Bangladesh after the military launched a clearance operation, which the United Nations called “ethnic cleansing.” In January, the army in a rare move admitted that some soldiers killed 10 Rohingya Muslims in Inn Din village and buried them in a mass grave.

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Photos show Myanmar razed Rohingya villages to the ground

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 2/23/18, 10:51 am

The Myanmar government used bulldozers to clear out at least 55 Rohingya Muslim villages in an operation that could destroy evidence of abuse against the minority group, Human Rights Watch reported Friday. The satellite images, provided by Colorado-based DigitalGlobe, showed the villages void of structures and vegetation. Security forces in Myanmar, also known as Burma, launched a clearance operation in August that sent about 700,000 Rohingya fleeing into neighboring Bangladesh. Satellite imagery at the time showed authorities initially torched the majority of the Rohingya villages.

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Rohingya refugees: Myanmar hiding five other mass graves

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 2/01/18, 11:18 am

More than two dozen Rohingya Muslims now in refugee camps in Bangladesh confirmed the existence of at least five mass graves in the Myanmar village of Gu Dar Pyin following the military’s clearance operations, the Associated Press reported Thursday. Myanmar’s military in August launched attacks against the Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine state days after militants attacked security posts. More than 650,000 Rohingya fled into neighboring Bangladesh, detailing stories of mass assaults and killings.

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