Forensically Documenting Rohingya Stories
Refugee camps in Bangladesh are currently home to almost 700,000 Rohingyas fleeing ethnic persecution by the Myanmar government, which has waged a campaign of extreme violence against them. Since August 2017, soldiers and civilians in Myanmar’s northern Rakhine state have led brutal attacks against Rohingya women, men, and children. The United Nations’ special envoy on human rights in Myanmar says the military’s violent operations against the Rohingya bear “the hallmarks of a genocide.”
A team of PHR doctors has been working in the refugee camps to forensically document the beatings, rapes, gunshot wounds, and burns suffered by the Rohingya to corroborate their stories and help them seek justice.
All names have been changed to protect patients’ privacy. Please credit all photos to Salahuddin Ahmed for Physicians for Human Rights.