Friday, April 5, 2013

Bengali-Muslims Butchered Burmese-Buddhists in Medan!

A dead Burmese-Buddhist inside Medan Detention centre.
A GROUP of Burmese Muslims (more than 200 illegal Bengali Muslims detained there) beat eight Burmese Buddhists (out of 11 illegal fishermen from Burma detained there) to death at an Indonesian detention centre (in Medan) overnight after becoming enraged at news of deadly communal violence in their homeland, officials said.

The Rohingya Muslims launched the attack at the immigration centre on Sumatra island using weapons fashioned from smashed up beds and broom handles after seeing pictures of recent religious violence in Burma that left dozens dead.

The attack underscores the soaring Muslim-Buddhist tensions that have cast a shadow over political reforms in Burma, where the end of decades of authoritarian military rule has laid bare deep sectarian fault lines.

The recent disorder in Burma was the worst since an eruption of violence between Buddhists and Rohingya Muslims in the western state of Rakhine last year that left scores dead and tens of thousands - mainly Muslims - displaced.

Indonesian police removing another dead Burmese-Buddhist.
The Rohingya have been described by the UN as one of the world's most persecuted minorities, and violent episodes have accelerated their flow from Burma, with an increasing number arriving on Indonesian shores.

Immigration centre official Rida Agustian said the entrance to the block where the detainees were being held was sealed off to stop officers from intervening as the deadly attack was launched in the early hours.

When officers finally got in, they found "blood spattered on the walls and in pools on the floor," he said. "The men had used wood from their beds and broom sticks as weapons to kill.

"The bodies were covered in blood, it looked like they were beaten and tortured to death."

Mr Agustian said 15 people, believed to Rohingya, were injured during the violence at the centre, where 106 of them are being held.

Kyawkyaw, 25, who gave only one name and was one of 11 Burmese Buddhist fishermen being held at the centre before the violence erupted, said he heard the attack unfolding and was "very scared".

Another dead Burmese-Buddhist.
"We ask the Indonesian government to send us straight back home to Myanmar (Burma)," he told AFP outside the centre before being taken away for questioning by police.

The attack happened after the detainees saw images of violence between non-Rohingya Muslims and Buddhists in central Burma last month that left at least 43 people dead and many Muslim homes and mosques destroyed, said local police chief Endro Kiswanto.

"They managed to see some photos of the violence in Myanmar, including buildings on fire," Mr Kiswanto told AFP.

He said all eight Buddhist men were dead when police arrived at the detention centre in the early hours of Friday morning. Twenty-five detainees and 30 other witnesses were being questioned by police.

Yusuf Umardani, head of the detention centre, said the photos sparked an argument between the Buddhists and Rohingya, during which a Rohingya cleric was stabbed.

Blood of dead Burmese-Buddhists flooded their cell.
"The cleric told his followers not to take revenge, but around 1.30 in the morning the Muslims came to the Buddhist cell and locked the block from inside," he said.

The United Nations refugee agency said in a statement that it was "saddened by reports of fatalities and injuries" in the disturbance.

Many Rohingya Muslims arriving on Indonesian shores face long stints in detention awaiting UN assessment for refugee status. Burma views its population of roughly 800,000 Rohingya as illegal Bangladeshi immigrants and denies them citizenship.

Last month's communal violence was apparently triggered by an argument in a gold shop in the central town of Meiktila that turned into a riot, but witnesses say the wave of violence since then appears to have been well organised.

Human Rights Watch (HRW) this week urged Burma to investigate the failure of police to stop the violence.

(Indonesian navy regularly catches Burmese smuggling boats in the nearby International waters and accuses them of illegally fishing in Indonesian waters. I have my own distant cousins from the delta captured and imprisoned by the Indonesian Navy-cum-pirates. The poorly-paid  Indonesian navy-men always try to squeeze large amount of money out of Burmese smuggling boats and if Burmese refuse or can not pay their boats and valuable cargo are stolen and they are straight away sent to the Medan Detention Centre by the Indonesian Muslim bastards.)
Detained Bengali-Muslims calling for the blood of 3 remaining Burmese-Buddhists.
Bengali-Muslim murderers got medical attention not punishment they deserve.
Mutilated bodies of murdered Buddhist-Burmese in Medan morgue.