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UA 408/92 - Bangladesh: fear of forcible return (refoulement): Burmese Muslim refugees

By Amnesty International, , Index number: ASA 13/008/1992

Over 150 Burmese Muslims from Rakhine State (Arakan) are reported to have been repatriated against their will from Bangladesh to Myanmar on 25 November 1992. They were among a group of over 900 repatriated that day. Reports indicate that they were coerced into "volunteering" to return. Since then, around 2 000 refugees have been repatriated without the involvement of the Office of the UNHCR; over 4 000 more are expected to be repatriated before the end of December. AI fears that many of them will be at risk of serious human rights violations in Myanmar.

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