Scrolling news:

Palestine: Gaza casualty toll on the rise, Israeli strikes continue on day 20

Palestine: Eight Palestinians killed, dozens wounded Sunday

Eid moon sighting possiblities, Muslims in South Africa have declared Eid

Pakistan: More rain with thunder, lightening forecast in next 24 hours in Rawalpindi

Libya: US embassy evacuated after heavy violence

Palestine: List of Palestinians killed by Israeli forces between July 8 to July 27

Palestine: Two Palestinians beaten by Jewish mob in Jerusalem

Palestine: Reports show murder of 3 Israeli teenage settlers was not carried out by Hamas

Palestine: Remains of 85 Palestinians located under rubble of bombarded homes

Palestine: Ten Palestinians killed by Israeli forces in West Bank

Palestine: At least 15 kidnapped by Israeli forces from West Bank

Palestine: Palestinians pull over 140 bodies from under Gaza rubble, total killed 1000

Lebanon: Nasrallah: Israel on a path towards “suicide” in Gaza

Palestine: Two Palestinians killed as tens of thousands protest Israeli assault across West Bank

Palestine: Amid Gaza ceasefire calm, at least 40 dead bodies are found

Palestine: Entire 20 members of one family in Gaza killed prior to ceasefire, as death toll tops 940

Palestine: Seventeen killed in early morning hours of Friday

Palestine: Israeli forces invade Azzun in W Bank, use Palestinian civilians as human shields

Palestine: 931 Palestinians from Jerusalem & inside Israel taken captive in 3 Weeks

Saudi Arabia behind effort to disarm the Palestinian Resistance

Indonesia: 8 killed in Myanmar Buddhist-Muslim brawl in Indonesia

5th Apr 2013
Indonesia: 8 killed in Myanmar Buddhist-Muslim brawl in Indonesia

Photograph: Binsar Bakkara/AP

MEDAN, (Indonesia): Police say a violent brawl between Buddhist and Muslim asylum seekers from Myanmar at an immigration detention centre in Indonesia has left eight people dead and 15 injured.

Eight Buddhists were killed in the clash, and 15 Rohingya were injured. Three other Buddhists escaped unharmed., according to local police chief Endro Kiswanto.

Kiswanto said the melee began after the detainees learned about sectarian violence that hit central Myanmar last month when mobs of armed Buddhists torched Muslim-owned shops.

Mosques and Muslim homes were destroyed during the wave of violence that left 43 dead and forced thousands to flee. Witnesses say the attacks appeared well organised.

Fighting broke out at around 2am Friday at the Belawan Port immigration detention centre in North Sumatra province, where more than 100 Rohingya migrants and 11 illegal fishermen from Myanmar were being held together, said local police spokesman Heru Raden Prakoso.

“We don’t know how many of the dead are Buddhists and how many are Muslims, or how the clash broke out. But our preliminary findings suggest they were beaten to death with wooden objects,” said local police spokesman Heru Raden Prakoso.

Mosques and Muslim homes were destroyed during the wave of violence, which witnesses say appeared well organised.

The Sumatra detention centre holds 280 asylum seekers and illegal fishermen from Myanmar, Prakoso said.

Boats carrying asylum seekers fleeing sectarian violence in Myanmar are increasingly ending up on Indonesian shores. Many of those arriving face long stints in detention awaiting UN assessment for refugee status.

Police are investigating the incident.

http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/344078/myanmar-buddhist-muslim-violence-spreads-to-indonesia

×

Comments are closed.

Sectarianism in the Middle East and its rise in the UK, Standpoint, Sahar TV. Interview 29 May 2013 and aired on 12 June 2013


Latest Tweets

The Muslim News

awards

Awards for Excellence

Read more