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U.N. Expert, Human Rights Groups Express Concern Over Bangladesh’s Rohingya Repatriation Plan

IRIN: Fear and mistrust surround latest plan to return Rohingya
“Rights groups say a plan to return Rohingya to Myanmar from Bangladesh as early as next week is dangerously premature, while the refugees have been kept in the dark about their own immediate future. Roughly 730,000 Rohingya surged into Bangladesh starting in August 2017, fleeing a military purge that a U.N. rights investigation says amounts to genocide…” (Loy, 11/7).

VOA News: U.N. Myanmar Expert Urges Bangladesh to Halt Rohingya Repatriation Plan
“A United Nations’ expert on Myanmar urged Bangladesh on Tuesday to ‘shelve plans’ to begin repatriating Rohingya refugees to Myanmar’s Rakhine state this month to avoid persecution. … The two countries agreed on Oct. 30 to begin returning Rohingya refugees to Rakhine state by mid-November, but U.N. rapporteur on human rights in Myanmar, Yanghee Lee, said the time is not right for their return…” (11/6).

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