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Myanmar soldiers jailed for 10 years for Rohingya killings

Myanmar soldiers jailed for 10 years for Rohingya killings

Seven Myanmar soldiers have been sentenced to prison for their involvement in the killings of 10 Rohingya Muslim men last year. The military said in a statement the soldiers will serve 10 years with hard labour for “contributing and participating in murder”. The army admitted for the first time earlier this year that its soldiers […]

April 12, 2018 | By | Reply More
Fleeing Rohingya women describe Myanmar soldier’s brutal rape campaign

Fleeing Rohingya women describe Myanmar soldier’s brutal rape campaign

Western Myanmar’s Rakhine state when the military came and the gunfire started. “All the men from the village started running away, and my son ran with them,” Zubaida, 25, says. He didn’t get far: Myanmar soldiers shot him dead — in the back. With her 8-year-old son’s head resting in her lap, Zubaida was sitting […]

April 21, 2017 | By | Reply More
Rohingya who fled Myanmar recount killings, rapes, burnings

Rohingya who fled Myanmar recount killings, rapes, burnings

The Myanmar soldiers came in the morning, the young mother says. They set fire to the concrete-and-thatch homes, forcing the villagers to cluster together. When some of her neighbors tried to escape into the fields, they were shot. After that, she says, most people stopped running away. “They drove us out of our houses, men […]

December 6, 2016 | By | Reply More