Rohingya militants slaughtered Hindus, says Amnesty, by Amanda Hodge.
Rohingya militants massacred up to 99 Hindu men, women and children from two villages last August, Amnesty International has found.
The wave of attacks triggered a brutal clearance operation and reprisal attacks on civilian populations by the Myanmar military.
About 700,000 Rohingya civilians have since fled to refugee camps in neighbouring Bangladesh, bringing with them reports of arbitrary killings, rape and torture by security forces. …
Amnesty’s report, the first by an international rights group to highlight abuses by Rohingya militants, confirms massacres first reported by the Myanmar government after two mass graves were found near the neighbouring villages of Ah Nauk Kha Maung Seik and Ye Bauk Kyar. …
Among the testimonies was that of Bina Bala, a 22-year-old from Ah Nauk Kha Maung Seik, who described armed men in black and some local Rohingyas rounding up and then robbing Hindu villagers on the morning of last August 25, before separating the men from the women and children. A few hours later, the ARSA fighters killed 53 of the Hindus, execution-style, starting with the men.
“(The men) held knives and long iron rods,” said Ms Bala, one of eight women abducted, “converted” to Islam and taken to Bangladesh by ARSA fighters. “They tied our hands behind our backs and blindfolded us. I asked what they were doing. One of them replied, ‘You and Rakhine Buddhist are the same, you have a different religion, you can’t live here’.”
Convert to Islam or die. That’s what the mainstream media have been hiding for the last year, and what kicked off the Burmese response (not that the PC western media listened to them or would report what they said).
Now the real story comes out in the mainstream media. (We had it here on the Wentworth Report months ago.)