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UN to Bangladesh: Halt plans to return Rohingya to Myanmar, fear of violence


Devdiscourse News Desk geneva Last Updated at 13-11-2018 23:22:49 IST
UN to Bangladesh: Halt plans to return Rohingya to Myanmar, fear of violence
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The UN rights chief on Tuesday urged Bangladesh to halt plans to repatriate more than 2,200 Rohingya Muslims to Myanmar, amid reports of continued violations against the minority.

"Forcibly expelling or returning refugees and asylum seekers to their home country would be a clear violation of the core legal principle of non-refoulement, which forbids repatriation where there are threats of persecution or serious risks to the life and physical integrity or liberty of the individuals," Michelle Bachelet said in a statement.

(With inputs from agencies.)


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