Myanmar erasing evidence of Rohingya crimes

Myanmar erasing evidence of Rohingya crimes

Myanmar erasing evidence of Rohingya crimes

New bases are being erected to house the very same security forces that have committed crimes against humanity against Rohingyas'.

Myanmar officials have said villages were being bulldozed to make way for new homes for returning refugees. In Myanmar, ultra-nationalist monks led by firebrand preacher Ashin Wirathu have poured vitriol on the country's small Muslim population, cheering a military crackdown forcing almost 700,000 Rohingya Muslim into Bangladesh. Amnesty has accused Burma of crimes against humanity.

Satellite imagery of one village called Kan Kya on the outskirts of Rakhine's Maungdaw town taken two months after the August attacks shows a settlement scarred by fire.

Monday's findings follow a report published by Human Right Watch last month, which found that the military was bulldozing Rohingya villages that were either burnt down or abandoned last summer. Even surrounding trees and other vegetation have been removed, rendering much of the landscape unrecognisable.

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Evidence of Myanmar's ethnic cleansing campaign against the Rohingya minority continues to mount as Amnesty International revealed the Burmese military is now conducting a "land grab" of areas where the besieged community used to live.

"The bulldosing of entire villages is incredibly worrying". "Myanmar's authorities are erasing evidence of crimes against humanity, making any future attempts to hold those responsible to account extremely hard", Hassan said. "There are only police posts for regional security and law enforcement reasons".

The pace of construction is alarming. Construction appears to have started in January. Numerous villagers saw no option but to flee into Bangladesh. They have been regarded by many majority Buddhists as illegal migrants from Bangladesh.

Satellite imagery also shows how new refugee reception centres - meant to "welcome" Rohingya who return from Bangladesh - are surrounded by security fences and close to areas with a heavy presence of military and border guard personnel.

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Myanmar is allegedly building military bases on the top of razed Rohingya villages, where the Rohingyas once lived before their persecution by the country's security forces in August a year ago. There are more than 3,00,000 Rohingyas living in Bangladesh, who fled in earlier waves of violence from Myanmar since the last three decades. Most rely on aid for their basic needs. "As this region is behind in development, we are rebuilding systematically".

Myanmar has denied it is covering up evidence, saying it is improving the standards of living in one of the country's poorest states. "But such efforts must benefit everyone in the state regardless of their ethnicity, not entrench the existing system of apartheid against Rohingya people", said Tirana Hassan.

The UN Assistant Secretary General for Human Rights Andrew Gilmour last week said that "ethnic cleansing" against the Rohingya was continuing in Rakhine State through a "campaign of terror and forced starvation" intending to drive the remaining Rohingya population into Bangladesh.

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