Her Eyes Were Watch­ing God

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Ukhiya, Bangladesh— This Ro­hingya refugee is one of hun­dreds of thou­sands who since late Au­gust have fled the mil­i­tary crack­down in Myan­mar and ar­rived in this coun­try. The op­er­a­tion fol­lowed at­tacks by Ro­hingya mil­i­tants in Myan­mar near the Bangladesh bor­der. On Septem­ber 11, Zeid Ra’ad al-hus­sein, the United Na­tions high com­mis­sioner for hu­man rights, ex­co­ri­ated Myan­mar for what he called a “bru­tal” cam­paign against the Ro­hingya, a Mus­lim mi­nor­ity group. “The sit­u­a­tion,” he said in a speech to the U.N. Hu­man Rights Coun­cil in Geneva, “seems a text­book ex­am­ple of eth­nic cleans­ing.”


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