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Rohingya shot to death in Northern Maungdaw

By The Stateless Rohingya

Myanmar military killed a Rohingya while he was walking in the street of Yae Twin Pyin (also known as Kuwarbil in Rohingya) Northern Maungdaw, Rakhine State on October 12.

The victim is identified as 40-year old Abdu Salam, son of Dil Mohammed.

According to the local Rohingya source, the military has been threatening Rohingya civilians to leave their villages particularly Maungdaw, Buthidaung and Rathedaung townships, which are devastated by the genocidal campaign.

At least 7,000 Rohingya civilians were killed including women and children since the campaign unfolded on August 25, 2017.

Over 250 Rohingya villages have been completely burned down by the military and Rakhine extremists.

More than 536,000 Rohingya Muslims are expelled from Rakhine State, becoming refugees in the neighbouring country Bangladesh, after a handful of Rohingya insurgents clashed with Myanmar police who had been provoking and intimating the Rohingya civilians by blocking movement, besieging villages and arresting villagers.

The United Nations labels the campaign as ‘the textbook example of ethnic cleansing’ while human rights organizations call it ‘genocide’.