Witness to a massacre: the former Myanmar soldier who saw his village burn

Witness to a massacre: the former Myanmar soldier who saw his village burn

Nazmul Islam watched as the army prepared to attack his home in Tula Toli, where its Rohingya residents were raped and murdered

After they finished burning the bodies, the soldiers ordered chicken curry.

Nazmul Islam watched as local Buddhists set about preparing food for the men he says raped and massacred scores of Rohingya Muslims from the village of Tula Toli in the north of Myanmar’s Rakhine state.

Related: Massacre at Tula Toli: Rohingya recall horror of Myanmar army attack

The Rohingya are Muslims who live in majority-Buddhist Myanmar. They are often described as “the world’s most persecuted minority”. 

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