September 29, 2016

A Hlun Htein official raped a 10 year girl at Kwangsibong in Maungdaw North.

At around 4.30 pm on Sunday, the girl along with her two younger brothers was taking food to her fisherman father when a Hlun Htein official forced her on his motorcycle and took her to a nearby hut. The assailant then started to rape the girl.

Her cries alerted locals who rushed to the spot forcing the Hlun Htein man to flee the area on his motorcycle.

The locals filed a complaint with the local Hlun Htein commander but he merely responded with transferring the rapist to Taimbru. The officer has told the Rohingyas the transfer is sufficient punishment for the guilty Hlun Htein man.

The idenity of the victim has been concealed for privacy reasons. bgp

September 28, 2016

An attack in the middle of the river has left a fisherman seriously injured.

On Monday at around 3pm, Osman was fishing in a small boat along with two others, when unidentified assailants from another boat hit him hard on the hand with an oar. Following the attack, the miscreants quickly left the spot.

The attack has left Osman with a broken hand. His two companions are reported unscathed from the incident.

Fishing and logging are the last two remaining livelihoods left for the depraved Rohingya community in Arakan. But the last few years have seen an alarming rise in attacks against fishermen and loggers as they venture out to earn a livelihood. Rohingya activists allege this is a systemic effort to deprive the population of their means of survival and force them out of the country.fisherman broken hand

September 28, 2016

A Rohingya man was brutally assaulted as he went to fish in the river near his village.

At around 6pm on Sunday, 21 year Abdullah from Sidurkul, Pungná cwéng in Akyab township was attacked by a gang of Rakhine miscreants. As Abdullah cried for help, a group of Rohingyas from the neighbourhood mobilised and rescued him from the attackers.

The Rohingyas were told by their attackers that the entire violence was their fault. Witnesses say the attackers were from surrounding Rakhine settlements.

Pungná cwéng lies in the midst of a hostile Rakhine neighbourhood and residents have long been prevented from moving out of their neighbourhood to earn a livelihood. The only means of income comes from fishing but going to the river means risking attacks from hostile Rakhine neighbours. The Rohingya settlement suffers from chronic food shortages owing to the blockade.

Activists allege anti Muslim groups have systemically imposed a blockade especially on the isolated settlements. This has been described as a well planned strategy to create food shortages and force Rohingyas to move out of their territory and migrate out of the country. The plan is devised to force Rohingyas out of Arakan without attracting undue international attention. le mro river arakan state myanmar 5

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September 27, 2016

A Rohingya boy narrowly escaped with his life as Rakhine miscreants attempted to cut his throat at Fudur Kul, Pathor Keela.

At around sunset on Saturday, Hala Shuna was returning home when some drunk Rakhine men from a roadside pub called out to him and said they had some important task for him. When Shuna approached the men, they dragged him inside and tried to cut his throat with a knife.

His cries however alerted his friends and family members nearby and they managed to rush to the spot. The attack has however left Shuna with a serious injury to his throat and he had to be taken for medical treatment.

Following the rescue, the attackers blamed the Rohingyas for causing trouble in the neighbourhood and cursed the Muslims in obscene language. Local sources however confirmed the situation has not escalated since thenpathor k pub.

September 27, 2016

A Rohingya boy narrowly escaped with his life as Rakhine miscreants attempted to cut his throat at Fudur Kul, Pathor Keela.

At around sunset on Saturday, Hala Shuna was returning home when some drunk Rakhine men from a roadside pub called out to him and said they had some important task for him. When Shuna approached the men, they dragged him inside and tried to cut his throat with a knife.

His cries however alerted his friends and family members nearby and they managed to rush to the spot. The attack has however left Shuna with a serious injury to his throat and he had to be taken for medical treatment.

Following the rescue, the attackers blamed the Rohingyas for causing trouble in the neighbourhood and cursed the Muslims in obscene language. Local sources however confirmed the situation has not escalated since thenpathor k pub.

By Aishik Chanda

HYDERABAD: A lot of water has flowed down the Musi since the Rohingya refugees migrated to the city four years ago.

 

 

Though first accepted as ‘Mazloom Musalmaan’ (oppressed Muslims) by the local Hyderabadis, prolonged social, cultural and economic interaction between the two distinct people has exposed the gulf of culture, language, habits and religious zeal. 

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Hlun Htein personal attempted to rape a woman near Mamadia village in Mamra and grievously assaulted the victim’s husband and son when they resisted the sexual attack.

At around 11am on Saturday, Ayesha Khatun, along with her husband Abdus Shukkur and son Md Sharif went out of their village. Ayesha was working in the vegetable field while her husband and son went fishing to the nearby river.

Soon, a Hlun Htein patrol team came to the spot and finding Ayesha alone, forced themselves on her. Hearing her cries for help, her husband and son came running to the scene and tried to stop the attack.

In response, the security personal assaulted them mercilessly leaving them bleeding on the ground. The commotion however alerted Rohingya villagers from Mamadia who came rushing to the scene.

The Hlun Htein told the villagers the woman was engaged in illegal activities and they were taking her to the village headman when the two family members obstructed their duties. When asked what the woman had done, they replied they were not bound to inform the villagers and asked them to go to the headman.

However, the Hlun Htein men were seen leading Ayesha away from the village. At this point, the villagers raised a cry that the security forces were attempting to take their victim away for rape and had no intention of taking the matter to the headman.

Faced with protests by a large number of villagers, the Hlun Htein freed Ayesha but threatened the Rohingyas with dire consequences for obstructing ‘state activities’.

Following the incident, a tense atmosphere is prevailing as villagers fear retaliation by security forces.14459081 220381131710389 1971169745 n

Dominic Bossi 

Hamid Ullah's face lights up when he has to present his identification card at the start of every game. Like the 20 players of Lakemba's all age division nine team, having a recognised identity was as far-fetched as playing registered football when he was growing up as a Rohingya in Burma. The closest they got in their native country were social games held in secret deep inside rice paddies, far from the sight of authorities.

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