How a false rape allegation sparked violence in Myanmar

Al Jazeera investigates how a false rape allegation against two Muslim brothers led to deadly riots last year.

    It all started with an allegation of a rape.

    Last year, a Buddhist woman, Phyu Phyu Min, filed a police report in Myanmar's second largest city of Mandalay, charging that two Muslim co-workers raped her.

    Before long, a local website picked it up. The consequences were lethal. 

    Al Jazeera's Investigative Unit reports from Myanmar.

    Read the full investigation, "Rape used as a weapon in Myanmar to ignite fear" here.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Meet the deported nurse aiding asylum seekers at US-Mexico border

    Meet the deported nurse helping refugees at the border

    Francisco 'Panchito' Olachea drives a beat-up ambulance around Nogales, taking care of those trying to get to the US.

    The rise of Pakistan's 'burger' generation

    The rise of Pakistan's 'burger' generation

    How a homegrown burger joint pioneered a food revolution and decades later gave a young, politicised class its identity.

    'We will cut your throats': The anatomy of Greece's lynch mobs

    The brutality of Greece's racist lynch mobs

    With anti-migrant violence hitting a fever pitch, victims ask why Greek authorities have carried out so few arrests.