- Title: Rohingya Muslims pray and rally on two year anniversary since crackdown
- Date: 25th August 2019
- Summary: KUTUPALONG CAMPS, COX'S BAZAR, BANGLADESH (AUGUST 25, 2019) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF ROHINGYA REFUGEES WALKING TO GATHERING SPOT FOR RALLY VARIOUS OF PEOPLE HOLDING UMBRELLAS AND WALKING PEOPLE WALKING MAN SHOUTING, CHILDREN ECHOING HILL FILLED WITH PEOPLE PEOPLE GATHERING VARIOUS OF BANNER READING (English) "TALK TO US ABOUT RIGHTS" AND "GOING HOME CAMPAIGN. TALK TO US" BANNER READING (English) "GENOCIDE DAY SPECIAL PRAYERS" REFUGEES RAISING HANDS AND SHOUTING SLOGANS MOHAMMAD MOHIBULLAH, A ROHINGYA LEADER, LEADING THE SHOUTING OF SLOGANS (ENGLISH) "Go home campaign" "Go home campaign" "We want to go home" VARIOUS OF REFUGEES SHOUTING SLOGANS LEADER SPEAKING VARIOUS OF PEOPLE SITTING HILL TOP LISTENING (SOUNDBITE) (Rohingya) ROHINGYA WOMAN WHO WENT TO UN IN GENEVA, HAMIDA BEGUM, SAYS "Our leader Mohibullah and myself went to United Nations in Geneva. There, we explained our problems, in favor of the Rohingya community we demand and complaint that they (Myanmar) tortured us and raped us. So we are demanding justice. Without justice we cannot go back." PEOPLE LISTENING (SOUNDBITE) (English) ROHINGYA LEADER, MOHAMMAD MOHIBULLAH, SAYING: "Last demand is our full citizenship with the Rohingya ethnicity & return our lands & our security in the ground it is our last demand." REFUGEES ON HILL VARIOUS OF MUSLIM REFUGEES PRAYING VARIOUS OF REFUGEES RETURNING TO CAMP AFTER RALLY ENDS
- Embargoed: 8th September 2019 11:56
- Keywords: Rohingya Myanmar Bangladesh refugee camps refugees
- Location: KUTUPALONG CAMPS, COX'S BAZAR, BANGLADESH
- City: KUTUPALONG CAMPS, COX'S BAZAR, BANGLADESH
- Country: Bangladesh
- Topics: Editors' Choice
- Reuters ID: LVA001ATPSABR
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- Story Text: Thousands of Rohingya refugees staying in camps in Bangladesh's Cox's Bazar, gathered on Sunday (August 25) for a two year "genocide day special prayers" rally.
Mostly men and children gathered on hilltops and whatever empty ground they could find a spot on, to join in the chants as they shouted "we want to go home". Then there was a call for prayer, and Muslim men were weeping as they recited the Koran.
More than 730,000 Rohingya fled Rakhine to Bangladesh after Myanmar's armed forces launched a crackdown following attacks on security posts on Aug. 25, 2017.
United Nations' investigators have said the army campaign included mass killings and gang-rapes and was carried out with "genocidal intent." The military denies almost all the allegations made by refugees during what it said was a legitimate counterterrorism operation.
(Production: Rafiqur Rahman, Sophia Soo)
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