In October, dozens of Muslims were killed and thousands watched their homes go up in flames amid violent unrest in Rakhine state in Burma, also known as Myanmar. A Reuters special investigation, published on Nov. 11, 2012, concluded that the wave of attacks was organized and led by nationalists tied to a powerful political party in the state, incited by Buddhist monks and abetted by local security forces.
Nov. 6, 2012Destroyed houses stand amid the ruins of the burnt East Pikesake neighborhood in Kyaukphyu, Burma. The country is also known as Myanmar. According to a Reuters news agency investigation, nationalists in Rakhine state who are tied to a powerful political party there led a wave of attacks against Muslims in several villages; it was one of the most violent incidents of unrest this year.Reuters