Rohingya Update: Village of Oon Daw Gyi Attacked
Despite Muslims across the world celebrating the joyous festival of Eid, marking the end of the spiritual month Ramadan, earlier today Restless Beings were made aware of reports of attacks against the Rohingya Muslims of Myanmar.
The attacks were concentrated in the village of Oon Daw Gyi in Sittwe and committed by the police force (Lone Htin). Five Rohingya Muslim victims died after being shot by the police. The exact figures however of the injured and killed remains unknown, including those residing in the three IDP camps that they also burnt down. Further reports suggest that the police later burnt down their own police station, which was then revised as the doing of the Rohingya (from the IDP camps) as a retaliation mechanism.
Attacks were also made against a crowd of Muslims on completion of the Eid prayers at the local mosque. In an attempt to control the political outcry, unexpected shootings took place, leaving two injured and another two dead at the hands of the local policemen, as reported by the villagers.
Yesterday evening (August 8th), one more Rohingya, a resident from the village of Oondaw Gyi, Sittwe, went to the Oon Daw Gyi beach for fishing. It emerged that he was beaten and killed by the local police. As villagers discovered his death, they too were attacked by the police. Another two members of the village were killed and eight left wounded.
This is all following last nights Channel 4 report and in spite of the Eid festivities.
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