Lindsay Murdoch – SMH – FEBRUARY 5 2017
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.
Footage of Myanmar security forces hitting and kicking a Rohingya villager has sparked concern for the people, and criticism of leader and Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi.
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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