Galleries: Rohingya Refugee Portraits, Bangladesh. 2009: rohingyasportraitsweb-20

Ayesha Begum, 85.Ayesha's eyes remain unmoved as she describes the fate of her only son, who ran from Burmese security forces when they tried to arrest him, he was hit so hard on the back of his head with a rock that he suffered permanent brain damage. He spent a few days in hospital before members of the Nasaka appeared at his bedside, charged him with 'resisting arrest' and dragged him to a Burmese prison despite the fact that he could barely feed himself. Ayesha knew at that time that she had to leave the country, though not a day goes by that she doesn't pray for her son. Does she hope to see him again? {quote}If Allah wills it, then yes. But I am willing to accept whatever suffering is expected of me.{quote}

Ayesha Begum, 85. 

Ayesha's eyes remain unmoved as she describes the fate of her only son, who ran from Burmese security forces when they tried to arrest him, he was hit so hard on the back of his head with a rock that he suffered permanent brain damage. He spent a few days in hospital before members of the Nasaka appeared at his bedside, charged him with 'resisting arrest' and dragged him to a Burmese prison despite the fact that he could barely feed himself. Ayesha knew at that time that she had to leave the country, though not a day goes by that she doesn't pray for her son. Does she hope to see him again? "If Allah wills it, then yes. But I am willing to accept whatever suffering is expected of me."