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Massacre in Central Burma

Muslim Students Terrorized and Killed in Meiktila

by Bill Davis, MA, MPHHolly G. Atkinson, MD, FACP, and Richard Sollom, MA, MPH

May 2013

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Meiktila Report
(Report in Burmese)

This report details the results of a PHR investigation into the March 20 and 21, 2013, attacks on Muslim students, teachers, and residents in the Mingalar Zayyone quarter of Meiktila, a small town in central Burma.

A two-person team from PHR conducted 33 interviews about the attacks, which resulted in the deaths of at least 20 children and four teachers. The report details the attacks by the Buddhist mobs, provides evidence that local police officers were complicit in the crimes, and lists policy recommendations for the Burmese government and the international community.

The below map, which includes photographs of the destroyed mosques and Islamic schools in Meiktila, is also in the report. A second map, showing locations of the anti-Muslim violence, also follows.

>> Read the Executive Summary (pdf)

Meiktila Executive Summary
(Executive Summary in Burmese)

Map 1: PHR-Verified Destruction of Mosques and Islamic Schools in the City of Meiktila, Burma, 20-23 March, 2013. This map contains original PHR photos; clicking on each point will reveal a photo of the damaged structure.

Meiktila Destruction HRW Data
Map developed at StepMap
StepMap PHR-Verified Destruction of Mosques and Islamic Schools in the City of Meiktila, Burma, 20-23 March 2013


Map 2: Anti-Muslim Violence in Burma, March–April 2013. This map was produced using information from publicly available media sources.

Conflict in Myanmar March-April Topo
Map developed at StepMap
StepMap Anti-Muslim Violence in Burma, March–April 2013



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