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Three Sisters Raped By Myanmar Army And BGP In Laung Don Village Tract

RB News 
November 10, 2016

Maungdaw, Arakan – Three Rohingya sisters were raped by Myanmar Army and Border Guard Police on November 9th, 2016 at night in Sin Thay Pyin hamlet, Laung Don Village Tract in Northern Maungdaw Township.

On November 9th, 2016 at about 9PM Myanmar Army and BGP entered Sin Thay Pyin Middle hamlet, Laung Don village tract. Then they said they want to check the house of One particular man and they entered into his house. When they didn't find the man inside the house, they pulled out the wife and raped three daughters.

“They asked about the men. When the women responded them that men fled from home in fear. They pull out the old woman who is mother of the girls and then raped three girls.” a villager told RB News

The rape victims are maternal sisters. They are at 17-year-old, 21-year-old and 23-year-old. The eldest one is married.

“The soldiers looted some cash about Kyat 200,000 and 8 grams of gold.” a woman said.

“They destroyed all of our foods and households. We took those damaged foods, some pots and tried to stay in the paddy field but they followed us and destroyed all again. We have nothing to eat now. We are very much concern on our women dignity than those foods. We request everyone to solve these harassment, abuses on us by military.” the woman continued. 

On the same day at about 5pm the military and BGP entered Zaydi Pyin Lower hamlet. They roamed Round for about an hour, then ordered the women to leave from houses. They threatened that all will be beaten mercilessly if they don’t leave within an hour. As the women were scared they had to leave from houses and since they are taking refuge at their relatives houses in nearby villages. They are now facing a serious problem with food.

A human rights watchdog in Maungdaw confirmed about three maternal sisters raped by the soldiers and BGP police. They said they have been in contact with the victims and they have the audio testimonies from the victims with them.

Report contributed by MYARF.

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