Published on 15 Apr 2017 Sections ,

Stories of suffering from Myanmar’s Rohingya

North of England Correspondent

They have been described as among the most persecuted minorities in the world. The Muslim Rohingya people have for many years lived in a kind of internal exile in the state Rakhine in western Myanmar, or Burma, as it is often still known.

But since 2015, they have suffered increasing persecution, driving many of them to flee north to Bangladesh.

It was there that we caught up with a group of them. They told us of the violence they had suffered at the hands of the Burmese military, which the authorities there deny. But, be warned, this report does contain some distressing testimony.

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