[VIDEO] "He Raped Me While I Was Eight Months Pregnant," 19-Year-Old Rohingya Woman Recounts Being Tormented By Myanmar Soldier
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February 16, 2017
In a remote village in Arakan, 19-year-old Senu Ara was eight months pregnant when she was raped by a Myanmar militant.
She was counting the days; waiting for the birth of her second child, when the vile military man broke into her home and caused a ruckus.
But unfortunately, things escalated for the worst when he shot her husband dead and proceeded to rape her.
“The man covered his face and raped me while I was eight months pregnant,” Senu recounted her ordeal to Utusan Malaysia with the help of a translator.
“I no longer have anyone because my husband was killed. I thought I could escape the soldiers by fleeing the village, but regardless where we are, they will continue to oppress us.”
Senu now resides at the Rohingya Refugee Camp in Leda, Bangladesh, with her two-year-old son.
Who would’ve thought that such vile act of cruelty would be the fate of a woman who was heavily pregnant – but that is the sad and heartbreaking reality that every Rohingya women face.
Last November, The Express Tribune reported that 20-year-old Habiba and her 18-year-old sister were tied to their beds by the Myanmar soldiers and repeatedly raped them one by one.
“They tied both of us to the bed and raped us one by one,” Habiba said.
“They torched most of the houses, killed numerous people including our father and raped many young girls,” as she recounted how the soldiers ambushed their home and burnt it to the ground.
“One of the soldiers told us before leaving that they will kill us if they see us around the next time they come here. Then they torched our house.”
Fortunately, the two girls and their older brother Hashim Ullah have found shelter with a Rohingya refugee family just a few kilometres away from the Bangladesh-Myanmar border.
“We’re almost starving here. But at least no one is coming here to kill or torture,” said Hashim Ullah.