Satellite images show ‘systematic burnings’ of Rohingya villages


PV Desk : Amnesty International said it uncovered evidence of an “orchestrated campaign of systematic burnings” by Myanmar security forces targeting dozens of Rohingya villages over the past three weeks, reports AP.
The human rights group is releasing a new analysis of video, satellite photos, witness accounts and other data showing that more than 80 sites were torched in Myanmar’s northern Rakhine state since an Aug 25 militant attack on a border post.
The United Nations’ children’s agency estimates that as many as 400,000 people have fled to Bangladesh since then.
Top UN officials, including Secretary General António Guterres, have expressed concerns about possible ethnic cleansing perpetrated against the Rohingya. But Amnesty’s findings, released on Friday (September 15), offer some of the most precise evidence that Rohingya areas were specifically targeted.