Officers detained in Myanmar after footage of police beating Rohingya Muslims

Graphic footage has emerged of several policemen beating two Muslims in Myanmar’s restive Rakhine State, prompting the government to address the rare admission of abuse against the country’s persecuted Rohingya minority.

The video, which was shared across social media and also aired by state broadcasters in Myanmar, showed several policemen kicking and beating two Rohingya villagers who were among dozens of people who were instructed to line up for questioning.

A young boy was also seen being hit on the head by police where villagers were seated on the floor with their hands behind their heads.

The footage, which was taken selfie-style by one of the police officers offers a rare glimpse into the area, which has been cut off to aid organizations since October.

Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi’s government has been accused by human rights groups of turning a blind eye to mass executions, rape and ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya community carried out by the country’s security forces.

In a rare move, Suu Kyi’s government acknowledged the incident and video, stating that it occurred during a clearance operation on November 5 last year in northern Rakhine, according to Reuters.

Four officers were identified from the video, including the leader of the police operation and one individual who was seen beating the villagers.

“Action will be taken against police who allegedly beat the officers,” the government’s office said. “Further investigations are being carried out to expose other police officers who beat the villagers.”

According to Reuters, four policemen were arrested on Monday for their alleged involvement in the beatings.

Amnesty International has condemned the country’s hardline Buddhists for violence and discrimination against Rohingya Muslims who the human rights group says are routinely persecuted.


what is aung doing about this..ignoring it?

“Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi’s government has been accused by human rights groups of turning a blind eye to mass executions, rape and ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya community carried out by the country’s security forces.”

buddhists arent always so peaceful..


~ by seeker401 on January 4, 2017.

8 Responses to “Officers detained in Myanmar after footage of police beating Rohingya Muslims”

  1. pride selfie, unlike some that debase themselves by nudity.

  2. or escalate their need for attention this way:

  3. liars..

    Myanmar says ‘no evidence’ of Rohingya genocide


    This torture video aired live on Tuesday of this week.

    “Four teens were being held by Chicago police Wednesday after a shocking Facebook Live video showed what appeared to be the beating and torturing of a bound and gagged fellow teenager with mental health challenges while they yelled anti-white expletives.
    Officials said they expect to file charges against the four 18-year-olds, two men and two women, within the next 24 hours. Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson called the video a “brutal act” that was “broadcast for the entire world to see.”
    “It’s sickening,” Johnson said at a news conference Wednesday night.”

    The pride and control to escalate their kind of drama higher for more attention.


    “Authorities in the U.S. state of Georgia have said they are powerless to remove copies of a video showing a girl dying by suicide.

    Katelyn Nicole Davis, 12, recorded the footage in Cedartown and streamed it live via the platform. From there, the video ended up on YouTube and Facebook.”

  6. “…and neither police nor the company can take it down.”

    Now Facebook is saying they can not take it down.

    So awful and tragic.

  7. It goes to show. Even if the video is posted live for many people to see, there will be different interpretations. Based on a presupposed conscientious understanding of authority, the meaning of the event will differ:

    This article is about the Facebook beatings, previously posted above, which is heading to trial. The use of social media does not provide an absolute empirical meaning. Apparently, there are different interpretations.

    “Four black people charged with a hate crime in an attack on a white mentally disabled man that was shown live on Facebook have pleaded not guilty.”

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