Bangladesh: Hefazat-e-Islam rally amid calls to arm the Rohingya after Myanmar's persecution

The Islamist fundamentalist group Hefazat-e-Islam Bangladesh held a rally in Chittagong, Friday, demanding an immediate end to the persecution of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar's Rakhine state. Some of Hefazat leaders reportedly argued for arming all Rohingya refugees, if necessary. The UN has estimated that around 500,000 Rohingya have fled since August, many of them to Bangladesh, amid widespread... Еще reports of indiscriminate killings, arson, looting and rape by the Myanmar military. Myanmar's military claims to be pursuing Rohingya militants, after an attack that left 12 police officers dead on 25 August this year.

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