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

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

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Index Number: ASA 13/008/1992
Date Published: 22 December 1992
Categories: Asia And The Pacific, Bangladesh

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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