Home Menara English International Bodies of Rohingya children ‘shot dead by Burmese police’ found washed up...

Bodies of Rohingya children ‘shot dead by Burmese police’ found washed up on river bank

SHARE

Bodies of Rohingya Muslim children have washed up on a river after reportedly being shot dead by police in Burma, according to a video that has emerged of the scene.

Crowds stand around the apparently lifeless bodies of what looks like a young boy and an infant both laid out on the sand on the shore of the Naf River, which forms a natural border with neighbouring Bangladesh.

A young boy in shorts then appears in the frame carrying the small body of a baby and gently places it next to the boy. None of the three children are seen moving and appear to be dead.

Relatives of Rohingya Muslims who live overseas and saw the video told how their relatives are being “slaughtered” by the military and the police when they try to flee Burma.

Almost 400,000 Rohingya have fled over the Naf crossing over the past three weeks amid claims they are being burnt out of their villages in what was called a “textbook example of ethnic cleansing” by Prince Zeid bin Ra’ad Zeid al-Hussein, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.

Click here to continue reading.

The Independent

Comments