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Showing posts with label Buthidaung. Show all posts
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Saturday, July 4, 2020

Myanmar: Court Martial Latest Accountability Sham


HUMAN
RIGHTS
WATCH




  July 3, 2020
Convictions Obscure Widespread Military Impunity
Rohingya refugees who fled the Myanmar village of Gu Dar Pyin stand on a hill in Kutupalong refugee camp, Bangladesh, January 14, 2018. © 2018 Manish Swarup/AP Photo 


(Bangkok) – Myanmar’s court-martial conviction of three military personnel for crimes against ethnic Rohingya reflects ongoing government efforts to evade meaningful accountability, Human Rights Watch said today. Myanmar authorities have repeatedly failed to adequately investigate and prosecute grave abuses against Rohingya in Rakhine State, including crimes against humanity.

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Myanmar finds soldiers guilty in Rohingya atrocities court martial

Frontier
MYANMAR
By AFP
Tuesday, June 30, 2020
A Myanmar soldier guards an area at Sittwe airport in Rakhine State on September 20, 2018. (AFP)

YANGON — Three Myanmar military officers were found guilty by a court martial investigating atrocities against Rohingya Muslims in conflict-ridden Rakhine State, the army announced Tuesday.

The rare action against military members came as Myanmar faces charges of genocide at the United Nations' top court over a brutal 2017 crackdown against the Rohingya.

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Two Rohingya Girls Die in Mine Blasts as UN Extends Arrangement with Myanmar

Radio Free Asia
2020-05-13
A Rohingya family stands outside their home in Maung Hnama village, Buthidaung township, western Myanmar's Rakhine state, July 13, 2017. AFP

Mine blasts in western Myanmar’s Rakhine state killed two Rohingya children and injured another child as they picked mangoes in a deserted village on Wednesday, with the government military and the rebel Arakan Army blaming each other for the deadly explosions, locals said.

The deadly blast highlighted the peril and instability in Rakhine as two U.N. agencies and Myanmar extended an agreement to work for the return of more than 740,000 Rohingya expelled in what U.N. reports called an ethnic cleaning campaign in 2017.

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Blast Kills Four Rohingya Children, Injures Six Others in Myanmar’s Rakhine State

Radio Free Asia
2020-01-07
Rohingya men carry a child injured in an explosion on a hill near Htikehtoopauk village, Buthidaung township, in Myanmar’s northern Rakhine state, Jan. 7, 2020.
Photo courtesy of a citizen journalist

Four Rohingya children were killed and six other people injured in an explosion Tuesday in Myanmar’s northern Rakhine state, villagers said, though it is unclear whether the blast was caused by a landmine or shelling by the government military or the rebel Arakan Army, which have been engaged in hostilities since late 2018.

Friday, October 11, 2019

AA and locals accuse Tatmadaw soldiers of torching homes in Buthidaung Township

Thursday, October 10, 2019  
by - Kyaw Chit
Some houses being set ablaze in Kuntaung Village, Buthidaung Township.

The Arakan Army (AA) stated on October 8 that a faction of No 22 Tatmadaw troop burned down homes in Nwar Yone Taung and Kun Taung villages in Buthidaung Township on October 3 and 4.

U Hla Shwe, Buthidaung Township’s administrator, confirmed that the houses in Kun Taung village were destroyed by fire on October 4, while U Aung Thaung Shwe, a member of the Pyithu Hluttaw, also said that he saw from Zedi Taung village a group of Tatmadaw soldiers set fires in Kun Taung village. 

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

AA attacks security members near Thayetpyin village in Buthidaung

ELEVEN
Published 8 October 2019
Min Naing Soe 

The AA came to attack security members who were active near Thayetpyin village in Buthidaung at 6.30 on October 7. Tatmadaw military columns were taking security measures in Panhmaung in Minbya where the clashes were taking place, said spokesperson Colonel Win Zaw Oo of Western Command.

Some local news wrote the news that the clash broke out between Tatmadaw and the AA in Kuntaung village in Buthidaung from 1 am to 6 am on October 7. But, the clash broke out only near Thayetpyin village, but not in Kuntaung village, said Colonel Win Zaw Oo.

Friday, September 6, 2019

Locals accuse Army of setting houses on fire in Buthidaung


BNI Multimedia Group
Friday, September 06, 2019
Narinjara


Local people in Buthidaung township in northern Arakan have accused that the security forces set several many houses on fire at U Yin Tha village in afternoon hours of Wednesday.

A village administrator, who wanted anonymity, informed that the army took this action after two landmines were exploded near a telephone tower at U Yin Tha village under Buthidaung township as a column of Tamadaw (Myanmar Army) was passing through.

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Detained teacher from Buthidaung Township has additional indictment

BNI  
Monday, August 26, 2019
Development Media Group
 


A new charge has been brought against a primary school teacher from Buthidaung Township’s Kyuak Yan village who has been detained and charged under Counter-Terrorism Laws, according to his family members.

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Myanmar Army Reportedly Set Fire to the Houses of Villagers in Rathedaung and Buthidaung

Bni
Tuesday, July 09, 2019
Narinjara
 


Tatmadaw (Myanmar Army) column reportedly set fire to the houses in AMyat Taung village of Rathidaung township and Alay Chaung Khami village of Buthidaung township in Rakhine State on Friday as they opened fire when they entered the village after the clashes, the villagers said.

A local resident from Amyat Taung village said “ The Myanmar Army marched on from mountain ranges where both sides are fighting which is about a mile from the village. The fighting took about half an hour. And they came from there and opened fire the village. The villagers fear run away. Then, they set fire the villages from every corner. We daren’t go and see and don’t know how many houses were destroyed."

Friday, June 21, 2019

Muslims from Gutapyin village face day-to-day difficulties

Bni
Friday, June 21, 2019
Development Media Group

More than 100 Muslim households were provided shelter in Gutapyin village in Buthidaung Township by the government, but they face troubles in their daily lives, according to village manager Mahmed Tawyoke.

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

24-hour Electricity provides in Buthidaung of Maungdaw District, Rakhine State

Narinjara
11 Jun, 2019
Web Master
Thursday, November 01, 2018 | By Marn Yu Kyaw (Shwe Wa Myay)


Buthidaung, the town in the westernmost part of the country, has been provided electricity through national power grid for twenty-four hours starting on 30 October, according to the inhabitants. The 24-hour electric power-supplies start delivering to wards in the Buthidaung township since in the evening of 30 October, as said by U Moe Thyra who is the township electrical engineer.

Saturday, June 1, 2019

Clashes displace people from over 20 villages in Buthidaung Township

BNI  
Friday, May 31, 2019
Development Media Group


Since clashes are occurring in Buthidaung Township, people from over 20 villages are fleeing from their homes.

In early May, military columns entered ethnic villages along the Sai Din creek in Buthidaung Township such as Pyai Chaung, Myoma Chaung, Zee Ywar and more, this action resulted in villagers fleeing from these villages.

Saturday, May 25, 2019

Feelings of anxiety about future of IDPs

BNI  
Thursday, May 23, 2019

Home is a familiar word to everyone. Home is very important for everyone. Even if it is a small hut, everyone loves their home, because home is where the heart is. However, more than 30,000 people from Buthidaung, Rathedaung, Ponnagyun, Kyauktaw and Mrauk-U townships cannot return home yet due to the ongoing skirmishes between the Tatmadaw and the Arakan Army (AA) and the exchange of gunfire in their villages .

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Interview with Dr. Min Soe Aung, the doctor of the Zeditaung cottage hospital (Development Media Group)

BNI
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Development Media Group
 

Mortar shells landed on the maternity ward of the 16-bed hospital at Zeditaung village in Buthidaung Township on May 2, causing some damage. Medical staff had to be evacuated to a safer place due to the battles. Currently, the doctor of the cottage hospital and some medical staff are giving health care to patients. After shells landed, the DMG conducted an interview with Dr. Min Soe Aung, the doctor of the Zeditaung cottage hospital about the situation in the hospital.

Q – First of all, could you introduce yourself please?
 

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Family Members of Three Rakhine Villagers who Died in Detention Demand Investigation.

RADIO FREE ASIA  
2019-05-10

Daw Ahla, wife of Thein Tun Sein who died in detention after being arrested by Myanmar's military.
RFA

The family members of three villagers from Myanmar’s Rakhine state who died while being detained by the military are demanding justice, saying that the military’s explanation for the villagers’ deaths were lies.

Monday, April 22, 2019

Red Cross saves elders trapped under artillery fire

BNI  
Monday, April 22, 2019

Villagers from Nwayonetaung village in Buthidaung Township, who fled from their homes when the Tatmadaw launched artillery fire near their village since April 19 morning, said that they had to leave older villagers behind who couldn’t walk.

Thursday, April 4, 2019

‘Helicopter attack kills five Rohingyas, wounds 13'

Dhaka Tribune
Thursday, Apr 04, 2019
Reuters, Yangon 

In this photograph taken on September 7, 2017, unidentified men carry knives and slingshots as they walk past a burning house in Gawdu Tharya village near Maungdaw in Rakhine state, in northern Myanmar AFP

The latest incident occurred in a valley in Buthidaung township, near a village that was home to Rohingya Muslim families

Villagers and a lawmaker in Myanmar’s troubled Rakhine state said on Thursday that a military helicopter attacked a group of Rohingya Muslims gathering bamboo, killing five and wounding 13, but a military spokesman declined to comment.

Tatmadaw invites evidence of terrorist attacks in Rakhine.

MYANMAR TIMES
THURSDAY, 04 APR 2019
NYAN LYNN AUNG

A file image of unexploded ordnance in northern Rakhine State. Photo - EPA

The Tatmadaw (military) set up a panel on Wednesday to investigate evidence of human rights abuses carried out by terrorists in northern Rakhine State on August 25, 2017, according to the military’s True News agency.

The agency said in a statement that the military invited submissions of evidence such as eyewitness reports, photos, documents, audio and video files related to the terrorist attacks.



Friday, March 29, 2019

Civilians hit by Rakhine fighting.

MYANMAR TIMES
FRIDAY, MARCH 29, 2019

By CHAN THAR


More than 50 civilians have been killed or are missing due to fighting between the Tatmadaw (military) and Arakan Army (AA) in Rakhine State, according to an investigation by the Arakan National Party (ANP).



Led by ANP Vice Chair Daw Aye Nu Sein, a nine-member commission set up on March 20 investigated the fighting in Buthidaung, Rathedaung, Kyauktaw, Mrauk-U and Minbya townships.

The ANP said it would submit a report of its findings next week.

Monday, March 4, 2019

Four village administrators in Buthidaung Township terminated


ELEVEN
Published 4 March 2019

The Rakhine State government has terminated four village administrators in Buthidaung Township in Rakhine State in accord with the procedures, Kyaw Min Tun, the Buthidaung Township Administrator confirmed.

These four administrators are: Kyaw Hla Khaing from Padakar village-tract, Tun Pon from Kyaungtaung village-tract, Kyaw Mya from Gyunpauk village-tract and Kyaw Thaung from Panphaechaung village-tract.
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