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Press Release on the arbitrary arrests and brutal killings of Rohingya in Northern Maungdaw by BG

ERC: Press Release: On the arbitrary arrests and brutal killings of Rohingya in Northern Maungdaw by BG

Date 14th October 2014

Unspecified numbers of one of the most persecuted minorities of the world, Rohingya minority have been arrested and tortured to death since 27th September 2014 with a false allegation of having ties to organization namely Rohingya Solidarity Organization (RSO) which was disbanded for many years back.

One Rohingya man, Farid Alam (38 years) lived Sector number two, Baukshu Phwe Yah Village tract, Aung Zan Hamlet in Northern Maungdaw near the border with Bangladesh had been tortured to death on 5 October 2014. Similarly, many Rohingya scholars were tortured to death and thrown the dead bodies into the river.

Burmese Border Guard Police (BGP) arrested more than 60 Rohingya religious and school educated persons in the last two weeks from different villages in the north of Maungdaw Township, Arakan state, Burma.

The arrestee were picked up at checkpoints or from their own residents in the villages by members of the Border Guard Police and tortured to death.

The Rohingya Solidarity Organization (RSO) had not existed for two decades. The false fabricated stories about RSO movements in the region had led to conspiracy theories and questioned whether the existence of the group was a government smokescreen.

The president Thein Sein’s Government organized a genocidal pogrom against Rohingya ethnic minority with his arm security forces; Border Guard Force (Nasaka), Police, Hlun Tin (paramilitary), Army and some stimulated Rakhine racists. Since June 2012 communal unrest, thousands of innocents Rohingyas were brutally killed, more than 1500 innocent Rohingyas sentenced to long term imprisonments without giving any legal remedy, many Rohingya women and girls were critically gang raped elsewhere in Arakan, more than 140,000 people were forcibly displaced, vandalism and arson to the houses, religious schools and Mosques etc. Human tragedies have been continuing in Arakan and other areas of ethnics.

The violence has since spread amidst a wave of hate speech targeting all of Burmese Muslims, led by extremist monk, Wirathu and his followers around the whole Burma.

The latest tactics of arbitrarily arresting and killing Rohingya with false allegation has become the daily activities of Thein Sein regime and his accomplice terrorist Wirathu. ERC therefore urges the international communities, United Nations, United State, European Union, OIC, AEAN and International NGOs to take firm actions to save Rohingya minority from becoming history in Arakan.

Contact details:

Khairul Amin (Chairman)
The European Rohingya Council (ERC)
0047 92428989
www.theerc.net