Rohingya Repatriation Plan Stirs Panic

Nearly 2 years after a brutal military crackdown drove Rohingya Muslims from Burma (Myanmar), fresh repatriation plans have stirred panic in the Bangladeshi settlements now home to 1.2 million refugees, The Los Angeles Times reports.
 
Today, authorities will begin surveying over 3,000 Rohingya refugees slated for possible repatriation, Reuters reports.
 
Refugees are not expected to accept the terms despite assurances that repatriation is voluntary.
 
Advocates have demanded safety, freedom of movement and a route to citizenship for returning refugees—the latter 2 have been denied to Rohingya in Burma.

The Quote: “We have no information about where they are sending us. They will kill us if we go back to Rakhine. We will protest for our rights until our last breath,” said Mohib Ullah of the Arakan Rohingya Society for Peace and Human Rights.

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