UN: ‘horrors’ inflicted on Rohingya in Myanmar’s Rakhine state

United Nations reports ‘horrors’ inflicted on Rohingya in Myanmar’s Rakhine state

Lindsay Murdoch – SMH – FEBRUARY 5 2017

The Kutapalong Rohingya refugee camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. More than 65,000 Rohingya have fled across the ...

Soldiers dragged a pregnant woman who was in labour out of her house in Myanmar’s western Rakhine state and smashed her stomach with a stick.

“They killed the baby by stomping on it with heavy boots. Then they burned the house,” a 19-year-old woman witness told United Nations investigators.

Five soldiers were taking turns to rape a 25-year-old woman after they had butchered her husband with a knife, when her eight-month-old son started crying because he was hungry and wanted to be breast-fed.

“To silence him they killed him too with a knife,” the 19-year-old testified.

A five-year-old girl ran screaming to try to protect her mother as she was being gang raped, when one of the rapists pulled out a long knife and slit the child’s throat.

“I thought I would die but I survived,” the mother told investigators.

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