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Near Eastern and Semitic Studies Information Archive | "The Government Could Have Stopped This": Sectarian Violence and Ensuing Abuses in Burma's Arakan State

"The Government Could Have Stopped This": Sectarian Violence and Ensuing Abuses in Burma's Arakan State

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"The Government Could Have Stopped This": Sectarian Violence and Ensuing Abuses in Burma's Arakan State

Subject

Rohingya, Myanmar

Description

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.

Creator

Human Rights Watch

Publisher

Human Rights Watch

Date

2012

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PDF

Language

EN

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Citation

Human Rights Watch, “"The Government Could Have Stopped This": Sectarian Violence and Ensuing Abuses in Burma's Arakan State,” Near Eastern and Semitic Studies Information Archive, accessed August 22, 2017, http://nessia.org/items/show/4.

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