Bangladeshi security forces have detained more than a dozen members of Myanmar’s persecuted Rohingya Muslim community and two men accused of attempting to smuggle them into Malaysia by boat on May 9, said the Office-in-Charge (OC), Mainuddin Khan from Teknaf police station.
Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh: Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) brought back 48 Bangladeshi boat-people on December 2 at Taungbro Left, a sub-town of Maungdaw, a BGB aide named Mohamed from Taungbro said.
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Teknaf, Bangladesh: The Burmese Border Guard Police (BGP) will release Nayeek Abdur Razzak who was abducted by BGP on June 17, if the Bangladesh Government receives the 544 boat-people who are now being provided shelter in Maungdaw Township, the BGB Battalion No.42 Commander Lt Col Abu Zar Al Zahid said.
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Maungdaw, Arakan State: Burmese Navy rescued 727 boat people – 608 men, 74 women and 45 children – on board were landed in Poungzaar (Ashika Para) Maungdaw at 8:30am, according to Village admin officer of Shwezarr Village.
By Aman Ullah
“What needs to change here is that the Rohingya need to feel welcome in the country of their birth, in the country of their parents’ birth, of their grandparents’ birth,” Tom Malinowski, US Assistant Secretary of State
No people leave their traditional hearths and homes unless there is a serious threat to their personal security. For decades, wave after wave of Burmese refugees have fled war and oppression in their native land to seek uncertain exile in neighboring countries. Particularly the unending plight of Rohingya Muslims of Arakan continues, with time appearing to be running out for the thousands currently stranded in boats off Southeast Asian shores.
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By Aman Ullah
“The conditions in Muslim [internally displaced person] camps are abysmal, and I received heartbreaking testimonies from Rohingya people telling me they had only two options: stay and die or leave by boat,” Yanghee Lee, the U.N. special rapporteur on human rights in Myanmar
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Save Rohingyas from the hands of the human traffickers and greedy exploiters
Arakan Rohingya National Organization expresses its strong concern at recent exhumation on 1 and 4 May of dozens of bodies from mass gravesites near human traffickers’ brutal camps in southern Thailand. More such graves are believed to exist in the region.
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Chittagong, Bangladesh: 82 Rohingyas separate from rescued 600 fortune seekers while being trafficked to Malaysia two days before, were sued to the Chittagong Chief Magistrate’s court for illegal entry into Bangladesh, on November 19, said Kazi Shahabuddin, Officer-in-Charge (OC) of Patenga Police Station.
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Sittwe, Burma: Three boat-people including one man and two women were dead while going to Malaysia from Sittwe (Akyab) by boat after sinking at the sea on September 11, at about 9:00 pm, said Shaker, one of the boat people from Sittwe.
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Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh: More than 1,300 boat-people have died on the way to Malaysia and hundreds have been ill-treated in overcrowded camps run by traffickers and people smugglers in Thailand, according to Ms Stina Ljungdell of UNHCR representative of Bangladesh in a statement released on June 11.
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