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Conflict-Torn Region: Burma and Rohingya

conflict-torn region: The attacks against Rohingya in Burma's northern Rakhine state by security forces and Buddhist mobs were co-ordinated and systematic, with the intent of not only driving the population out of Burma but preventing them from returning, the report said, according to Toronto Star. Read more Starving Rohingya babies, moms, trapped in Burmese tent city Article Continued Below Burma claims success in stopping exodus, but Rohingya refugees continue to flee Diplomats urge Burma to allow humanitarian aid to conflict-torn region Some of those interviewed said that before and during attacks, megaphones were used to announce You do not belong here go to Bangladesh. The report released Wednesday is based on 65 interviews conducted in mid-September with Rohingya, individually and in groups, as more the half a million people from the ethnic group fled into Bangladesh during a violent crackdown in Burma. If you do not leave, we will torch your houses and kill you. react-empty 154 According to the UN researchers, measures against the minority group began almost a month before the Aug. 25 attacks on police posts by Muslim militants that served as a pretext for what Myanmar's Burma's military called clearance operations in Rakhine. Rohingya men aged 15 to 40 were reportedly arrested by the Myanmar police and detained without any charges, she said.UN human rights chief Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein said the Burma government's denial of rights, including citizenship, to the Rohingya appeared to be part of a cynical ploy to forcibly transfer large numbers of people without possibility of return. Information we have received indicates that days and up to a month before the 25th of August, that the Myanmar security forces imposed further restrictions on access to markets, medical clinics, schools and religious sites, Karin Friedrich, who was part of the UN mission to Bangladesh, said at a news conference. ( As reported in the news.