Hundreds killed, Thousands of Rohingya floating on the sea and facing starvation.
During the last 24 hours, BROUK has received the following information from the ground;
More than 200 Rohingya dead bodies were buried in a mass grave in a long burrow in Yin Thae Village, Mrauk Oo Township.
While one boat (about 120 people) was trying to sail off from Kyaukphyu, all Rohingya and ethnic Kaman (a different Muslim minority) men were killed by Rakhine on the spot and their women were gang-raped according to one person from different boat.
More than 32 engineless boats (at least 2000) were rounded up by Rakhine and Burmese Navy and not allowed to anchor at Sittwe since October 24, 4:00 PM (Local Time). Those people are starving according to one person from the boat.
Tun Khin President of BROUK said “Ethnic cleansing is happening under the noses of the international community and they are doing nothing. We can’t understand many news and journalists are saying it is communal clashes. These are not communal clashes; this is not equal sides fighting. This is state organized and state sanctioned ethnic cleansing where the vast majority of those killed and displaced are Rohingya. The Burmese government saying there are dead is deliberately deceiving the international community. We have confirmed reports that hundreds of people have been killed and the government must be aware of that”.
BROUK President Tun Khin also said “President Thein Sein told the UNHCR in July that Burma/Myanmar will not take responsibility for the Rohingya because they are not citizens and “not our ethnicity”. As Burma is manifestly failing to protect its Rohingya population, the “responsibility to protect” them or the duty to prevent and halt genocide and mass atrocities, now lies with the international community”.
For more information, please contact Tun Khin +44 (0) 7888714866