First Ro­hingya fam­ily ‘re­turns to Myanmar’

Panay News - - WORLD -

DHAKA – Myanmar said it has repa­tri­ated the first fam­ily of Ro­hingya refugees from Bangladesh, de­spite a United Na­tions (UN) warn­ing that it is not safe to re­turn.

Some 700,000 Ro­hingya have fled across the bor­der to es­cape a bru­tal mil­i­tary cam­paign that be­gan last Au­gust.

The UN has ac­cused Myanmar of “eth­nic cleans­ing” – a charge it de­nies.

Myanmar says five mem­bers of a fam­ily ar­rived at a “repa­tri­a­tion camp” on Satur­day, and were pro­vided with sup­plies and ID cards.

If con­firmed, this would be the first group of Ro­hingya repa­tri­ated to Myanmar since the cri­sis be­gan. (


Some 100,000 people are said to have at­tended Satur­day’s protests in Bu­dapest, Hungary.

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