Bangladesh: Rohingya refugees detained on remote island

Index Number: ASA 13/3446/2020

The Bangladeshi authorities relocated more than 1,600 Rohingya refugees to Bhashan Char, a remote silt island at the Bay of Bengal, on 4 December 2020. Despite the fact that it has not yet been declared safe for human habitation by the United Nations, about 100,000 Rohingya refugees could be taken from Cox’s Bazar to the remote island. With grave concerns for the safety of thousands of Rohingya refugees, Amnesty international is calling on the Bangladeshi authorities to immediately halt the relocation of more people to Bhashan Char, return those already on the island to their families and community in Cox’s Bazar and follow the due process, including full and meaningful participation of refugees, for any relocation.

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