Myanmar and Bangladesh signed an agreement on the repatriation of Muslim Rohingya who fled Myanmar since the violence in Rakhine state. About it reports Radio Freedom.

According to a statement by the foreign Minister of Bangladesh, the return of refugees will begin within two months. In the near future will be assembled a working group to discuss procedures for repatriation.

In Myanmar said that before the return of the native Rohingya people must provide identification documents.

It is unknown how many refugees will be allowed to return to Myanmar.

One of the last major outbreaks of violence in Myanmar, recorded in October of 2016: the army has begun to cleanse border areas of militants groups which, according to human rights activists, Amnesty International consisted mostly of Rohingya. In November, the UN representative in Asia, said that Myanmar has seen “ethnic cleansing” and human rights defenders, Human Rights Watch published satellite images of destroyed Rohingya villages for a couple of months, was burned about 1200 houses, schools and mosques.

About 146 of thousands of Muslim Rohingya have fled the violence in Burma’s Rakhine state.




Myanmar has signed an agreement with Bangladesh on the return of Rohingya people 23.11.2017

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