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Bangladesh Concedes No Rohingya Willing To Voluntarily Repatriate; U.S. VP Pence Says Myanmar’s Violence Against Group ‘Without Excuse’

The Guardian: Bangladesh admits no Rohingya willing to take repatriation offer
“Bangladesh has conceded that it will be unable to voluntarily repatriate Rohingya refugees to Myanmar as it had planned because it cannot find anyone willing to go back, though efforts to ‘motivate’ people to leave will continue…” (Ellis-Petersen et al., 11/15).

New York Times: First Rohingya Are to Be Returned to Myanmar Killing Grounds
“The United Nations doesn’t want it to happen. Dozens of rights groups say they are shocked. Even the people who will be affected the most, Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar, are upset that their future, once again, is being decided without their input…” (Beech, 11/14).

POLITICO: Pence strongly criticizes Myanmar for Rohingya persecution
“Vice President Mike Pence delivered the Trump administration’s most high-profile criticism to date of the persecution of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar, telling the country’s civilian leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, that state violence against the minority group was ‘without excuse.’ The two leaders met on the sidelines of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit in Singapore, briefly offering remarks to the press before talking in private…” (Sadiq, 11/14).

Additional coverage of Pence’s meeting with Aung San Suu Kyi is available from The Hill, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post.

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