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Rohingya Crisis: Civilians ‘Maimed By Landmines’ | The Precision

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Roshida Haque says her 15-year-old son is unlikely to survive
The BBC has spoken to Rohingya Muslims maimed after apparently stepping on landmines as they fled Myanmar (Burma).

A
boy of 15 being treated in Bangladesh lost both legs while a woman at
the same hospital said she had trodden on a landmine after being fired
on. 
The area was mined in the 1990s but Bangladeshi sources say
Myanmar’s army recently planted new mines – an allegation denied by
Myanmar officials.
More than 300,000 Rohingya have fled a brutal security crackdown in Myanmar.
On Monday UN human rights chief Zeid Raad al-Hussein said that a “cruel military operation” was taking place, calling it “a textbook example of ethnic cleansing”.
What sparked latest violence in Rakhine?
The
Rohingya, a stateless mostly Muslim minority in Buddhist-majority
Rakhine, have long experienced persecution in Myanmar, which says they
are illegal immigrants.
Bangladesh’s Prime Minister, Sheikh
Hasina, is due to visit one of her country’s main refugee camps for
Rohingya. She said earlier that Myanmar had to solve a problem of its
own making. 
The White House has called on Myanmar to respect the rule of law and end the displacement of civilians. 
Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar’s de facto leader, is facing mounting criticism for failing to protect the Rohingya.

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