[Burma] Rohingya mass graves

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Subject: [Burma] Rohingya mass graves
From: newsbeanie@dictatorshandbook.net (NewsBeanie)
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Date: Feb 03 2018 19:01:55
Title: Evidence Of Rohingya Mass Graves Uncovered In Myanmar
Author: janrinok
Date: Fri, 02 Feb 2018 19:02:00 -0500
Link: https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=18/02/02/1510242&from=rss

"Arthur T Knackerbracket" has found the following story[1]:

Scores of Rohingya[2] villagers in Myanmar have been massacred and buried in
5 mass graves, according to an exclusive investigation by the Associated
Press news agency.

The report by the news agency on Thursday includes witness testimony from two
dozen survivors and relatives of victims, as well as time-stamped mobile
phone footage of the aftermath of the attack.

Estimates suggest 400 members of the persecuted minority were killed by
Burmese troops.

In one massacre, a group of men were picking teams for a local football-like
game called 'chinlone' in the village of Gu Dar Pyin, when soldiers began
firing at them.

A survivor named Noor Kadir later found six of his friends buried in two
separate mass graves. He said the bodies of the victims were only
recogniseable through the colour of their shorts.

The mass killing is believed to have taken place on August 27 and survivors
told the Associated Press that soldiers had tried to cover up evidence of the
atrocity.

Video obtained by the agency indicates attempts at using acid to remove the
bodies.

[...]

Widely regarded as one of the most persecuted minorities in the world, the
mainly Muslim Rohingya people, are denied citizenship by the Burmese
government, which claims they are not native to Myanmar.

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Read more of this story[4] at SoylentNews.

Links:
[1]: http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/02/evidence-rohingya-mass-graves-uncovered-myanmar-180201052413608.html (link)
[2]: http://www.aljazeera.com/topics/subjects/rohingya.html (link)
[3]: http://soylentnews.org/submit.pl?op=viewsub&subid=24635 (link)
[4]: https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=18/02/02/1510242&from=rss (link)


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