New military rampage against Rohingya in Arakan state

The very evening Kofi Annan’s commission issued its final 63-page report on violence in Arakan (Rakhine) state, Myanmar (where per government demand, it did not use the proper name Rohingya) Rohingya activists have been putting out emergency notice of renewed military violence against Rohingya across the state, including aerial siege. Rohingya activists report the military in league with Buddhist nationalists have torched hundreds of homed in several villages, forcibly evicted hundreds, & executed at least 200 so far.

The government claims what set off the murderous rampage is that a Rohingya resistance group raided dozens of border guard & military bases. They used the same claim last October 9th to unleash a reign of terror that forced 87,000 Rohingya to flee for their lives to Bangladesh. They in fact have not investigated & have no idea who carried out the raids on border guards in October–if they weren’t military operatives.

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