SHAFAQNA – After months of banning media coverage of Myanmar’s bloody incidents against the Rohingya minority, a group of journalists were allowed to visit the victims and publish a handful of stories.
“My son is not a terrorist. He was arrested on false charges while working on the farm.” said a woman.
The recent round of violence in northern Myanmar began in October last year. A month later, army forces invaded Mauguanda area.
The Myanmar government has banned journalists and human rights activists from reporting in the last 9 months.
The conflict between the Muslim minority and the majority Buddhist flared up a few years ago and it was ignored by the government of Aung San Suu Kyi, the Nobel Peace Prize winner.
A few months ago, a heart wrenching video was published on social networks of a Myanmar citizen burning alive in the fire. Also, there have been reports of similar incidents in the northern parts of the country.
In its latest report, the United Nations has announced that at least 75,000 members of the Rohingya ethnic-religious minority have escaped from their homes to Bangladesh.