Myanmar Military Gang-Raped A 10-Year-Old Rohingya Girl In Maungdaw Township
January 11, 2015
Maungdaw, Arakan – A 10-year-old Rohingya girl from Maungdaw Township in Arakan State was gang-raped by soldiers from the Myanmar military light infantry unit 565.
On January 6, 2015 at 2 pm, a 10-year-old Rohingya girl from Kha Hmaung Seik village in Maungdaw Township of Arakan State was taking care of some cows nearby the village. Soldiers from Myanmar military light infantry unit 565 arrived and gang-raped her at that location. She lost consciousness but fortunately she was rescued by nearby villagers. According to her family, she hasn’t regained consciousness.
The soldiers, in a particularly inhumane act, then came to the victim’s home and asked her parents not to report to the incident to the police and they then gave Kyat 300,000 (around US$ 300). They threatened that the family will be jailed if reported to any department that the soldiers the gang-raped the girl. Because the family is vulnerable and there is no law or protection for Rohingyas in Arakan they had to remain silence.
In Maungdaw district, Border Guard Police (BGP) had been most often perpetuated these kinds of crimes against humanity but more recently the Myanmar Military is also committing the same crimes as BGP, such as extorting money, torture and gang-rape.
RB has the name and all other details of the victim but omitted for the sake of the security and dignity of the victim.