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Rohingya victims of abuse speak out

There have been new claims of abuse against a group of muslim Rohingya migrants.
They were part of boat people who fled Myanmar, where they face persecution, and ended up in Indonesia after being expelled from Thailand.
Al Jazeera’s Step Vaessen has spoken to a group of Rohingyas in Indonesia’s Aceh province.

Rohingyas claim Myanmar troop abuse

Al Jazeera has spoken to a group of Muslim Rohingyas, who say they were attacked by Myanmar border patrol officers, as they tried to flee the country.

They say their boat was boarded, many of them were beaten and burnt – and that the soldiers even attempted to sink the vessel.

Selina Downes reports from the town of Ranong, in southern Thailand.