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16 April 2014, Wednesday
 
 
Today's Zaman
 
 
 
 

Report: Myanmar Muslim women held as sex slaves in army camp

MUSLIMS SHARE RELIEF FOOD FROM PRIVATE DONORS AS THEY TAKE REFUGE AT A STADIUM IN MEIKHTILA, MANDALAY DIVISION, ABOUT 550 KILOMETERS (340 MILES) NORTH OF YANGON, MYANMAR IN THIS MARCH 24, 2013 FILE PHOTO. (PHOTO: AP, KHIN MAUNG WIN)
13 April 2013, Saturday / TODAYSZAMAN.COM, İSTANBUL
As sectarian-based violence rages on in Myanmar while the army and government stand by despite calls from the international community to ensure the safety of the country’s Muslim minority, a media report added a new twist to the unfolding saga that is highly likely to cause an escalation of the clashes. According to the report, some Rohingya Muslim women are being held as sex slaves in army camps.

A report that appeared on the news portal www.vice.com says dozens of Muslim women are being held as sex slaves at a military base.

The army, which faces criticism and accusations for its failure to establish order and security in areas where Rohingya Muslims live, now faces yet another serious allegation.

UK-based journalist Assed Baig went to Sittwe, where many camps were established for Muslims who fled their hometowns after their homes were burned to the ground in attacks led by Buddhists, to trace the claims.

According to the claims of locals, the army forcefully retains many Muslim women at a military base and uses them as sex slaves. Some of the women have gotten pregnant, the eyewitnesses told the journalist.

The Myanmar government has not issued a statement about the allegations thus far.

This most recent incident will likely add a new dimension to the already fragile situation on the ground in Myanmar. Hundreds of Rohingya Muslims have been killed in the country’s Arakhan state in intra-communal violence.

 
 
COMMENTS
to @ramesh Your question is meaningless.There is no need for muslims had done him anything. rames is a average indian.He said what indians think in general.
selim
@Ramesh I am a muslim, can you tell me please why do you hate Islam and what Islam and muslims have done to you?
@Ramesh
@Syver, your right except in practice this has not been observd. The WEST is in complacent when it comes to the Muslim peoples Eg. Pakistan flood leaving millions devastated and hence hardly any aid from the west, Bosnia, Kosovo, Syria, the list just goes on where both woman and men raped, extermina...
Senol
I am agreeing with Syver. Better for Muslims countries to stay apart, not unite. I am thinking all Buddhist Countries should be uniting to fight against Islamic Terrorism.
Ramesh
Aysar. It is NOT a reason for Muslims to unite. Events like this is a reason for all mankind to unite against violence against all women, regardless of religion. I dont understand the need to even point out the religion of the victims. It does not matter if it is a Christian, Budist or Muslim woman ...
Syver
This is another example of why we Muslims should unite all 57 Muslim countries under one Khalifa and one army
Aysar Odeh
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