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Bangladesh PM tells UN that Myanmar must take Rohingya back

By JULHAS ALAM
Associated Press

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh’s leader has told a visiting U.N. official that hundreds of thousands of ethnic minority Rohingya refugees living in camps in Bangladesh must return home to Myanmar, where they had fled violent persecution. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina made the comment to U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet. Muslim Rohingya face widespread discrimination in Buddhist-majority Myanmar, where most are denied citizenship and many other rights. More than 700,000 fled to Bangladesh starting in August 2017 when the Myanmar military launched a “clearance operation” against them. Bachelet visited the camps, where refugees asked her to help improve safety inside Myanmar so they can return.

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