Hundreds of Rohingya held for consorting with insurgents in Bangladesh


All in a day’s work: A Rohingya boy working at the Myanmar port of Sittwe. — Reuters

COX’S BAZAR (Bangladesh): Children as young as 10 are among hundreds of Rohingya Muslims detained on charges of consorting with insurgents, according to a police document seen by Reuters that sheds new light on Myanmar’s security campaign in the country’s northwest.

Thirteen juveniles are among more than 400 people arrested since Oct 9, when insurgents attacked three police border posts in northern Rakhine State near the frontier with Bangladesh, the March 7 dated document shows.

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