- Overvejende buddishme. Shwedagon pagoden. Muslimske
- Se også:
- Den eneste løsning : Myanmar anklages
sikkerhedsstyrkerne for systematiske overgreb mod muslimsk
mindretal, som præsidenten ønsker skal deporteres
eller interneres. / : Sara Olsen. Lagt på information.dk 15.
august 2012. Bragt i den trykte udgave 15. august 2012 på
side 10 .
- Human Rights Watch: ’The Government Should Have Stopped
This’: Sectarian Violence and Ensuing Abuses in Burma’s
Arakan State. 2012. - 62 s.
'In June 2012, deadly sectarian violence erupted in western
Burma’s Arakan State between ethnic Arakan Buddhists and
Rohingya Muslims (as well as non-Rohingya Muslims). The violence
broke out after reports circulated that on May 28 an Arakan woman
was raped and killed in the town of Ramri allegedly by three Muslim
men. Details of the crime were circulated locally in an incendiary
pamphlet, and on June 3, a large group of Arakan villagers in
Toungop stopped a bus and brutally killed 10 Muslims on board.
Human Rights Watch confirmed that local police and soldiers stood
by and watched the killings without intervening. On June 8,
thousands of Rohingya rioted in Maungdaw town after Friday prayers,
destroying Arakan property and killing an unknown number of Arakan
residents. Sectarian violence then quickly swept through the Arakan
State capital, Sittwe, and surrounding areas. Mobs from both
communities soon stormed unsuspecting villages and neighborhoods,
killing residents and destroying homes, shops, and houses of
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