Citing Satellite imagery, HRW alleges massive bulldozing of Rohingya villages
According to latest satellite imagery, it is now being claimed that Myanmar authorities have bulldozed at least 55 Rohingya villages in northern Rakhine in recent months.
This was claimed by the Human Rights Watch which also condemned the country’s government for the act.
The international body also claimed that evidence was erased at sites where troops had committed atrocities.
Northern Rakhine has been nearly emptied of its Rohingya population since last August.
This happened when a military crackdown drove some 700,000 of the persecuted group across the border to Bangladesh.
The UN has accused Myanmar of waging an ethnic cleansing campaign against the Muslim minority.
Myanmar denies the charge but has blocked UN investigators from probe.
Now the Human Rights Watch showed that since November, Myanmar authorities have further demolished at least 55 villages with heavy machinery clearing out all structures and vegetation.
They cited the satellite images obtained to prove their allegation.
At least two of the flattened villages were previously undamaged by fires, the watchdog said.
Myanmar’s government has so far not reacted to these allegations.>