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Arakanese Summit Meeting to Deal with Conflict Declaration

Arakanese Summit Meeting to Deal with Conflict Declaration

12 February 2014

Delegates from a variety of Arakanese organisations have declared they will carry out the 4th Arakan National Conference in Kyaukpyu during 27 April to 1 May as they aim to find responses to the continuing turmoil in the area. Debating at a press meeting at the end of the convention in Chiang Mai on Monday, […]

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UN Resolution Draws Protest From Ramree Locals

UN Resolution Draws Protest From Ramree Locals

30 November 2013

Locals from Ramree Township, Arakan State, protested in the streets against a United Nations human rights committee resolution that calls for Burma to grant Bengalis citizenship and call them Rohingya. The protesters in Ramree got permission from the local police before holding the demonstration. The protestors said that the United Nations was unilaterally calling on […]

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Arakan’s Last Mosque Attacked By Buddhist Radicals

Arakan’s Last Mosque Attacked By Buddhist Radicals

19 November 2013

Buddhist mobs have joined forces to attack the last remaining mosque in Kyaukpyu town on Ramree Island. The worshipping house of the mosque was badly damaged and the minaret was destroyed. An activist said he heard about the people trying to destroy the mosque and went to investigate. He confirmed on November 19, the morning […]

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Muslims Forced Out, Burned Out Of Kyaukpyu

Muslims Forced Out, Burned Out Of Kyaukpyu

29 November 2012

The residents of a once-active and thriving fishing village now burned out are among 100,000 Muslims displaced in the Arakan state and too afraid or unable to return home. The entire Muslim neighbourhood of Kyaukpyu, a coastal town on Ramree Island, burned. Little is left of the village. A month after the neighbourhood burned to […]

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Is Ethnic Cleansing Happening In Burma’s Arakan State?

Is Ethnic Cleansing Happening In Burma’s Arakan State?

08 November 2012

Human Rights Watch released satellite photos in late 2012 that offer evidence of possible ethnic cleaning in the area near Kyaukpyu. While foreigners are usually denied access to the area, those who do go there by surreptitious means can see for themselves the damage, according to aid workers. In “before” satellite images of the Kyaukpyu […]

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Entire Rohingya Neighborhood Burned Down, HRW Says

Entire Rohingya Neighborhood Burned Down, HRW Says

29 October 2012

The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, a 57-nation group, has condemned new attacks on Rohingya Muslims in Burma amid reports that a whole Rohingya enclave in Kyaukpyu was burned to the ground, destroying 811 homes or related structures. OIC Secretary General Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu released a statement calling the violence “deplorable and a blatant violation of human […]

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Satellite Images Show Demise of Coastal Community In Kyaukpyu

Satellite Images Show Demise of Coastal Community In Kyaukpyu

27 October 2012

Thousands of Muslims in Burma could be in danger, according to one human rights group. Satellite photos show that a coastal community that was once alive with buildings, houses and activity is now reduced to ashes. According to Human Rights Watch, satellite photos taken in March 2012 and of the same area in October 2012 […]

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Riots In Burma’s Arakan State Claim 56 Additional Lives

Riots In Burma’s Arakan State Claim 56 Additional Lives

25 October 2012

At least 56 people were killed in riots in four townships in the western Myanmar state of Arakan. The number includes 31 women who were killed. At least 64 others were injured in the sectarian riots which took place in October 2012, according to official governmental sources. More than 1,900 homes and eight religious buildings […]

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