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UN special envoy listens to woes of Rohingyas

Sun Online Desk     20th January, 2018 10:49:15 printer

UN special envoy listens to woes of Rohingyas

Visiting UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Situation in Myanmar Yanghee Lee today listened to the dreadful tales of persecution from Rohingyas who took refuge in Bangladesh fleeing violence in Rakhine state of Myanmar.

At Damdamia Nature Park at Teknaf in Cox's Bazar, some 16 women and men of Rohingya community shared their tales of tortures launched on them in Myanmar. 

Officials of different international organizations, including International Organization for Migration (IMO), were present on the occasion.

Nur Jahan, a Rohingya woman of Mangdhaw of Myanmar, told newsmen that she stated to the UN envoy that the Myanmar army carried out tortures and persecution on Rohingya community, raped women and set their houses on fire. "As a result we took shelter in Bangladesh fleeing our homes (Myanmar)," she said.

Later, the UN envoy visited Nayapara Mouchani Rohingya camp in Teknaf.


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