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When mob was Rohingya, Myanmar's response ruthless

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BA GONE NAR, Myanmar — Noor Jaan lifted her black Islamic veil and recalled the last time she saw her husband. He was among more than 600 Rohingya Muslim men thrown in jail in this remote corner of Myanmar during a ruthless security crackdown that followed sectarian violence, and among one in 10 who did not make it out alive. 

Jaan said that when she visited the jail, the cells were crammed with men, hands chained behind their backs, several stripped naked. Many showed signs of torture. Her husband, Mohammad Yasim, was doubled over, vomiting blood, his hip bone shattered.

"We were all crying so loudly the walls of the prison could have collapsed," the 40-year-old widow said.

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