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From RSO, in Arab Newspaper
- Subject: From RSO, in Arab Newspaper
- From: bcn@xxxxxxxxx
- Date: Mon, 18 Dec 1995 03:12:00
Burmese Junta kills five Rohingya youths in Arakan
Arab News, (English Saudi Arabian daily newspaper) december 14, 1995.
By a Staff Writer
Five Rohingya Muslim youths from Arakan province were shot dead after
torture by the Burmese military junta recently, according to a stetement
issued by the Rohingya Solidarity ORganization (RSO).
A section of military intelligence belonging to Unit 18 of Buthidaung
township, some 80 miles north of Akyab, captial of Arakan state, had
arrested these youths from different villages under the township for alledly
having links with rebel groups. In course of interrogation, they were
subjected to severe torture and later on all of them were shot dead behind a
hill west of the military unit.
The RSO gave the names of the victims as: Abu Siddique, 20, from Sin Oo
Byin village, Muhammad Shafi, 22, and Nazir Hussain, 21, from Mingyi
village, Anwar, 19, from Migyagze village and Abdur Rahim, 35, from Pondgaw
RSO siad extrajudicial killings of Rohingyas are a common affairs as
perpetrators have no fear of being prosecuted. The organization gave
chronological details of some brutal murders commiitted by the so-called
State Law and Order Restoration Council (SLORC).
It said Imam Sharif, 45, of Sikdarpara village near Maungdaw was inhumanely
beaten to death, Na Sa Ka (border security forces) of Khandaung killed Shah
Alam, 35, of Ponnoylake village by beating, NSK bayoneted Muhammad haroon to
death as he was ill and could not follow NSK orders to load belongings on a
boat, and NSK fired indiscriminately on a fishing boat at Pyin Pyu creek
killing four fishermen.
The RSO said besides massacring Rohingya youths, the military junta is also
indulged in serious human rights violations like rape, torture and arbitrary
We missed this statement by the RSO on Burmanet: why we put it on ourselves.
Does anyone know why we hear so little from the peoples of Arakan/Rakhine
State? Regards, Gijs
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