UN Gathers Horror Stories from Rohingya Women Fleeing Myanmar (Burma)

“I heard the most heartbreaking and horrific accounts of sexual atrocities, reportedly committed in cold blood out of a lethal hatred for these people, solely on the basis of their ethnicity and religion. The wounds are extremely raw, dozens of women and girls dissolving to tears when recounting acts of unmitigated brutality.” – Pramila Patten, the U.N. special representative on sexual violence in conflict

Burma Army troops step up military operations, force villagers to be porters and lay landmines in ceasefire area of eastern Shan State, Burma

No Peace in Burma – Persecution of ethnic Shans – porters – landmines – false ceasefire: During December 2017, despite an existing ceasefire, the Burma Army has stepped up operations against the Restoration Council of Shan State/Shan State Army (RCSS/SSA) in Mong Paeng township, eastern Shan State.

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