“I THOUGHT I WOULD DIE”
Physical evidence of atrocities against the Rohingya
This report is based on more than a dozen interviews conducted in the Cox’s Bazar region of Bangladesh with Rohingya refugees who had arrived from Myanmar since attacks on August 25th. BROUK interviewed six child victims, four rape survivors/victims, a man who was injured by a landmine and two adult civilians who were shot while fleeing their villages. Aall of the cases had been assessed as credible through consultation with officials from NGOs operating in the refugee camps in the area.
As was the case in previous documentation conducted by BROUK in Bangladesh, evidence of gunshot and other weapon wounds were checked against information collected by international NGOs working in the refugee camps, who wish to remain anonymous. Our photographic, video and testimonial evidence was shared with them and with rights experts, from organisations that wish to remain anonymous, for peer review.
Interviewees were consulted through a network supervised by the head of Burmese Rohingya Organisation of the United Kingdom (BROUK), U Tun Khin, in Bangladesh; all were asked a series of questions designed to elicit data according to best practices. The material was translated independently and double-checked by Rohingya speakers.
Analysis of gunshot wounds was sought from either a medical doctor who was not paid for her opinions or checked against available data provided by NGOs who treated victims.
Interviews were conducted in the Kutupalong and Nayapura camps in Cox’s Bazar region of Bangladesh; discussions mostly took place indoors within a space that would allow for maximum privacy and frankness.
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