Burma’s Rohingya: forced into exile
They're one of the most persecuted minorities on earth. Descendants of Muslim merchants, the Rohingya settled in Burma centuries ago. But in 1982, a law took away their nationality as well as their rights to property, marriage and education. Now a dispute between Buddhists and the Rohingya has reopened old wounds and sparked deadly violence. Forced into exile, the Rohingya have poured into camps in neighbouring Bangladesh. An undercover FRANCE 24 team went to meet them.
Burma: HRW satellite images 'show Rakhine destruction'
A human rights group has released satellite images of what appears to be the destruction of a coastal Burmese district riven by ethnic unrest.
Human Rights Watch says the images show that more than 800 buildings and houseboats were burned to the ground in Kyaukpyu, in western Rakhine state.
It says the victims were mostly Muslim Rohingyas, targeted by non-Muslims.
360 dead and destroy 3500 homes in renewed clashes in Arakan State
Akyab, Arakan State: More than 360 people have been killed and more than 3500 homes destroyed in the renewed clashed – Rohingyas and Rakhines- in Arakan State on October 21, according to a lawyer from Akyab.
Damage Assessment Summary for Kyaukpyu
Summary of main findings: A total of 811 destroyed building structures were identified on the eastern edge of Kyaukpyu
‘Rohingya not foreign population in Myanmar’
Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslim population is indigenous to the land despite being classified as illegal migrants, an activist tells Press TV.
The deadly violence peaked on Tuesday night, but people have been killed every day this week, said Hla Thein, the vice chairman of the National Democratic Party for Development (NDPD).
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