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Burma's army crimes against humanity in Tula Toli," describes the assault by police on several thousand village people in Tula Toli, formally known as Min Gyi. Humane Rights Watch records how the police locked up the Rohingya village inhabitants on a river bank to murder and violate men, wives and kids and torch it.
It is based on the Bangladesh interview with 18 Rohingya refugee Tula Toli and the more comprehensive investigations of Burma's army's operations against Rohingya communities, which include more than 200 Rohingya escapees since September. After the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) attacked the outer posts of the police forces, on August 25, 2008, armed missions were started.
By the early mornings of August 30, Tula Toli was home to several hundred uniforms of Myanmar military personnel and Rakhine people. The inhabitants of Rohingya, among them the inhabitants of neighbouring areas who ran away to Tula Toli after the raids on their cities in the past few day, ran to the broad banks of the riverbank that bounded the village on three sides.
A lot of people in the village said Human Rights Watch that the community leader of the Rakhine tribe had said they should meet on the shore where he said they were secure. Separating men and wives, keeping the wives and kids under surveillance in the shallows while firing at the men or chopping them to their deaths.
And then they put their corpses in a heap. It took them an hour and a half to get all the corpses. The corpses were burnt by Rakhine and Rakhine village inhabitants in a pit buried in the sands, to erase proof of the murders. Military personnel took small groups of wives and kids to neighboring homes, where many were violated and abused for sexual purposes, knifed and beat.
Twenty-nine human rights watch questioned young ladies and gentlemen said they had been violated or abused for sexual reasons and have seen others beaten. After that, the troops enclosed the homes and burned them down, so that the wives and kids stayed in the house, most of them fainted or deceased. And I could see the screams of a woman from the other house.
Shawfika, like many other interviewees, was the only one of the group of eight survivors who were brought into the home by troops. Testimonies indicate that the patterns of rapes and murders were repeatedly reiterated in the homes. Human Rights Watch's analysis of satellites shows that the Rohingya village of Tula Toli and neighbouring Dual Toli were totally burnt down - a staggering 746 structures - while the neighbouring non-Rohingya village remains untouched.
Approximately 4,300 Rohingya village inhabitants were living in Tula Toli before the war. But reports from Tula Toli endorse the conclusions that since August 25, the Myanmar army has been abusing the Rohingya in a series of offences against humanitarianism, culminating in homicide, torture, rape, prosecution and extort. It contains a list of a number of hosts who have been depleted in the Tula Toli attacks, with more than 120 dead told by those who were often the only ones left alive in their own homes.
An MSF study published on 12 December found that at least 6,700 Rohingya per months after the start of armed conflict at the end of August had been killed as a result of death sentences in Bangladesh in the wake of death sentences in Bangladesh's population. Burma's authorities should immediately stop their campaigns of ethnical clean-up and grant immediate unhindered entry to the state of Rakhine to the UN relief agencies and fact-finding missions.
United Nations Security Council and affected government should introduce specific penalties against Burma's armed forces and major military-owned companies, which should include banning travellers and restricting entry to finance and a full defence embargo against Burma. Troopers divided men from wives and kids. And they put the men and men on the banks of the city.
They dig a big pit and then use the innate pits on the shore to put corpses in and then burn them with gas. Saw them shoving the corpses in. Seven to ten troops took us to a room in a building. And I could see the screams of the ladies and gals from the other rooms.
At that time he was still living, and I had to see them slaughter him. Both the other women's kids were murdered the same way. After a few moments they took the corpses of the kids and tossed them on a fire outside. And then the troops would rape the three of us.
There were four or five of them. Approximately 10 troops took us away[to a house]. If they found kids living, they would shoot them or kill them. The first time we came in, we couldn't even really get into the room, because there were already so many people.
A soldier had a large wood staff, and he struck me on the face and beat me half-conscious. And then they beat the kids. So, I got up and kicked over the other people' s body and cracked the walls with my legs and got away. I had all four of my kids with me.
but they were already on fire, so we had to abandon them.