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Rohingyas describe army atrocities to Myanmar team

21 Mar,2017

 

Cox’s Bazar, BdChronicle:

The 10-member delegation of the Myanmar government, which arrived here on Sunday to see for themselves the conditions of Rohingyas, visited two more Rohingay camps on Monday.

The team, led by Myanmar Investigation Commission Secretary U Zaw Myint Pe, went to Balukhali Rohingya camp in Ukhiya and Leda camp in Teknaf, and listened to the Myanmar nationals who intruded into Bangladesh being tortured by its military.

Some 35 male and female Rohingyas narrated the brutalities which they underwent in Rakhine state to the delegation from behind a curtain.

Representatives of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) acted as coordinators of the meetings.

Abul Fayez, chairman of Poyengshu area of Myanmar who took shelter in the unregistered Balukhali camp, said, “What happened in the Rakhine state before our eyes is heinous. The brutalities of the Myanmar army can in no way be accepted. I’ve narrated the brutalities to the delegation.”

Describing the army atrocities, he said a team of over 300 army men surrounded their locality and raided every house and their divided their male and female inmates.

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