Alwaght | News & Analysis Website

Map of  Latest Battlefield Developments in Syria and Iraq on

Editor's Choice

News

Most Viewed

Day Week Month

In Focus

Tal Afar Operations

Tal Afar Operations

undefined
Awamiyah: Saudi Regime Killing Own Civilians

Awamiyah: Saudi Regime Killing Own Civilians

undefined
Qatar Row Deepens Persian Gulf States Rifts

Qatar Row Deepens Persian Gulf States Rifts

undefined
Ansarullah

Ansarullah

A Zaidi Shiite movement operating in Yemen. It seeks to establish a democratic government in Yemen.
Shiite

Shiite

represents the second largest denomination of Islam. Shiites believe Ali (peace be upon him) to be prophet"s successor in the Caliphate.
Resistance

Resistance

Axis of Resistances refers to countries and movements with common political goal, i.e., resisting against Zionist regime, America and other western powers. Iran, Syria, Hezbollah in Lebanon, and Hamas in Palestine are considered as the Axis of Resistance.
Persian Gulf Cooperation Council

Persian Gulf Cooperation Council

A regional political u n i o n consisting of Arab states of the Persian Gulf, except for Iraq.
ISIS Terrorist Group

ISIS Terrorist Group

A terrorist group that fights against Resistance Axis in Syria and Iraq. It was founded & armed by America and its allies covertly.
Taliban

Taliban

Taliban is a Sunni fundamentalist movement in Afghanistan. It was founded by Mohammed Omar in 1994.
  Wahhabism & Extremism

Wahhabism & Extremism

Wahhabism is an extremist pseudo-Sunni movement, which labels non-Wahhabi Muslims as apostates thus paving the way for their bloodshed.
Kurds

Kurds

Kurds are an ethnic group in the Middle East, mostly inhabiting a region, which spans adjacent parts of Iran, Iraq, Syria, and Turkey. They are an Iranian people and speak the Kurdish languages, which form a subgroup of the Northwestern Iranian branch of Iranian languages.
NATO

NATO

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization is an intergovernmental military alliance based on the North Atlantic Treaty which was signed on 4 April 1949.
Islamic Awakening

Islamic Awakening

Refers to a revival of the Islam throughout the world, that began in 1979 by Iranian Revolution that established an Islamic republic.
Al-Qaeda

Al-Qaeda

A militant Sunni organization founded by Osama bin Laden at some point between 1988 and 1989
New node

New node

alwaght.com
News

Myanmar Govt. Forces Burn Children, Slit People’s Throats, Gang-rapeWomen: Rohingyas to UN

Tuesday 28 February 2017
Myanmar Govt. Forces Burn Children, Slit People’s Throats, Gang-rapeWomen: Rohingyas to UN

Alwaght- United Nations official Yanghee Lee described Myanmar military crimes against minority Rohingya as “harrowing” acts of violence and discrimination, calling on the country to put an end to its clampdown on the Muslim minority.

The UN envoy for a mission to Bangladesh to visit Rohingya Muslims fleeing neighboring Myanmar, said Monday that she had heard appalling accounts which proved that the violence against the minority group was "far more extensive" than she had previously realized.

"There was not a single account I heard which was not harrowing," said the human rights observer in a statement after her four-day visit to Bangladesh ended on Friday.

She said Rohingya refugees had told her about gang-rapes of women by Myanmar’s government forces, people whose throats were slit and children who were thrown into fire.

Lee said in her statement that she had heard "allegation after allegation" of horrific events from the crackdown that began in Myanmar’s Rakhine State last October and forced tens of thousands into squalid camps in Bangladesh's Cox's Bazar district.

"I was especially affected by a mother who repeatedly expressed regret for mistakenly thinking that her son had been brought out from their burning house,” Lee said, adding, "She heard him screaming for her and managed to save his life but burn scars have been seared onto him -- scars which I saw with my own eyes."

Yanghee Lee (L) United Nations special rapporteur on human rights in Myanmar. 

Lee accused Myanmar of continued discrimination and urged officials there to investigate rights abuses and prevent recurrence of them.

The UN has already warned about violence against the minority Rohingya in Myanmar’s Rakhine State, saying the acts of violence could amount to crimes against humanity.

Buddhist-dominated Myanmar has a history of discrimination against Muslims, considering the Rohingya illegal immigrants.

Rights groups and governments have challenged the claim, arguing that the Rohingya had historical roots in the country. Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who has received the Nobel Peace Prize, has been incapable of containing the violence.

Bangladesh, a predominantly Muslim nation, hosts more than 400,000 Rohingya Muslims, with about 73,000 of whom belonging to the recent influx from across the border.

Tags :

Myanmar Rohingya UN Crackdown Rape Killing

Comments
Name :
Email :
* Text :
Send

Gallery

Photo

Film

Yemeni Tribes ready to Resists against Saudi Aggression

Yemeni Tribes ready to Resists against Saudi Aggression