Rape of Rohingya women by Myanmar's security forces sweeping and methodical, says report

An Associated Press investigation has found that the rape of Rohingya women by Myanmar's security forces has been sweeping and methodical

AP December 11, 2017 11:48:48 IST
Rape of Rohingya women by Myanmar's security forces sweeping and methodical, says report

Ukhia: An Associated Press investigation has found that the rape of Rohingya women by Myanmar's security forces has been sweeping and methodical.

Rape of Rohingya women by Myanmars security forces sweeping and methodical says report

F, 22, pregnant, prays in her tent in Kutupalong refugee camp in Bangladesh. AP

The AP interviewed 29 women and girls who said they were raped by Myanmar's armed forces. The women were interviewed separately, come from a wide swath of villages in Myanmar and now live in various refugee camps in neighbouring Bangladesh.

The AP found distinct patterns in their accounts, their assailants' uniforms and the details of the rapes themselves.

The testimonies bolster the UN's contention that Myanmar's armed forces are systematically using rape as a "calculated tool of terror" aimed at exterminating the Rohingya people.

They also believe the Myanmar military's assertion that the rapes never happened.

Updated Date:

also read

Bangladesh vs Australia: Mushfiqur Rahim, Liton Das ruled out of upcoming T20Is due to COVID-19 protocol reasons
First Cricket News

Bangladesh vs Australia: Mushfiqur Rahim, Liton Das ruled out of upcoming T20Is due to COVID-19 protocol reasons

Mushfiqur and Liton left a recent tour of Zimbabwe early because of family emergencies and must isolate before rejoining the squad, said Bangladesh Cricket Board chief executive Nizam Uddin Chowdhury.

Zimbabwe vs Bangladesh: Mohammad Naim, Soumya Sarkar set up visitors’ eight-wicket win in first T20I
First Cricket News

Zimbabwe vs Bangladesh: Mohammad Naim, Soumya Sarkar set up visitors’ eight-wicket win in first T20I

Zimbabwe won the toss, chose to bat and were bowled out for 152 in 19 overs. Bangladesh reached the target with seven balls to spare to register their 33rd win from exactly 100 T20 internationals.

Australia to tour Bangladesh for five T20s in August
First Cricket News

Australia to tour Bangladesh for five T20s in August

The visitors will land on 29 July ahead of the matches on 3, 4, 6, 7 and 9 August at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka, likely to be held behind closed doors.