Rohingya ultras butchered 105 in 2 days

Rohingya Muslim militants brandishing guns and swords massacred 105 Hindu men, women and children over two days in Myanmar in 2017, Amnesty International has revealed.

The Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army, a Rohingya rebel group, terrorised, murdered and abducted Hindus in northern Rakhine state just before a disproportionate campaign of violence was carried out by Myanmar’s security forces against the Rohingya, forcing some 700,000 of them to flee to Bangladesh.

On August 25, 2017, the same day that ARSA staged coordinated attacks on 30 police outposts and border guards, killing a dozen government forces and sparking the government crackdown, ARSA militants and Rohingya villagers captured scores of Hindus and slaughtered them outside their own villages.

Twenty Hindu men, 10 women, and 23 children were killed by ASRA in the village of Ah Nauk Kha Maung Seik, according to Amnesty International. The same day all 46 Hindus in the neighbouring village of Ye Bauk Kyar disappeared.

Based on dozens of interviews with survivors, as well as forensic pathologists’ analyses of photographic evidence, Amnesty has revealed how at 8 am on August 25, 2017, the ARSA attacked the Hindu community in the village of Ah Nauk Kha Maung Seik in northern Maungdaw township. Armed men dressed in black and Rohingya villagers, who are predominantly Muslim, rounded up their Hindu neighbours, robbed, bound, and blindfolded them, before marching them to the outskirts of the village where ARSA fighters killed 53 of them.

Eight Hindu women and eight Hindu children were abducted and spared after the Rohingya rebels forced the women to agree to “convert” to Islam. The survivors were forced to flee with the Rohingya fighters to Bangladesh, before being repatriated to Myanmar in October 2017. Amnesty is calling for independent investigators and a UN fact-finding mission to be given full access to Rakhine State.

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