YANGON – The Burmese authorities have dozens of Rohingya villages in the state of Rakhine were completely destroyed after the inhabitants had fled. That says a human rights organisation Human Rights Watch (HRW), which relies on satellite images.
The authorities, according to HRW heavy equipment to villages to get rid of “all the buildings and vegetation.” Sure 55 villages would in such manner are flattened. In most cases, to settlements that had previously been partially or completely were destroyed by arson, according to the human rights organization.
“In many of these villages are atrocities committed against the Rohingya”, said the head of the Asia division of HRW, Brad Adams. “They would need to be preserved so that the UN-appointed experts and the evidence on the appropriate way to investigate, so that the perpetrators can be identified.”