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No safe harbour for most vulnerable Rohingya

Claims of a woman being brutally raped as well as trafficking allegations involving children are bringing into serious doubt the shelters charged with protecting the group in Thailand

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  • Newspaper section: Spectrum
  • Writer: Chaiyot Yongcharoenchai & O Nara
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The young Rohingya mother should have felt safe and protected at the Phangnga Shelter for Children and Families. Instead she was whisked away with her two children to a remote island and repeatedly raped until she became so ill her attacker stopped. 

CONFIDENT: A Rohingya refugee who gave birth on the boat to Thailand is happy with her two healthy children and hopes to be reunited with her husband in Malaysia. PHOTOS: CHUMPORN SANGVILERT

The vicious assault took place after a Thai police officer, Sgt Maj Weerayuth Feuangfu, sent his Rohingya ''interpreter'' Korlimula Ramahatu, 26, to the centre to try and extort money from the woman to secure their passage to Malaysia.

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