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21 Rohingya women detail systemic, brutal rapes by Myanmar armed forces

21 Rohingya women detail systemic, brutal rapes by Myanmar armed forces

R, 13, covers her face with her headscarf while being photographed in her tent in Kutupalong refugee camp in Bangladesh. UKHIA, Bangladesh — The use of rape by Myanmar’s armed forces has been sweeping and methodical, The Associated Press found in interviews with Rohingya Muslim women and girls now in Bangladesh.

They were interviewed separately, come from a variety of villages in Myanmar and now live spread across several refugee camps in Bangladesh. Yet their stories were hauntingly similar. The military has denied its soldiers raped any Rohingya women.

Here are the accounts as told by 21 women and girls. They agreed to be identified in this story by their first initial only, out of fear the military will kill them or their families. The full story can be seen here .

The Associated Press reported this story with a grant from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. Portraits of some of the Rohingya Muslim women taken during an interview with The Associated Press in November 2017 in refugee camps in Bangladesh. SHE IS ONLY 13

She is only 13, but R had already learned to fear the military men. Last year, she says, soldiers stabbed her father to death.

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