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By Prachatai |
<p>Over 200 Rohingya refugees from a Bangladesh IDP camp have been left floating in a single boat off the coast of Thailand. Unable to get the boat moving and lacking food and water, 30 people have reportedly died.</p>
By ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights |
<p>Three years since the mass atrocities committed against the Rohingya population by the Myanmar Army, parliamentarians in Southeast Asia are reiterating their calls for the Myanmar government to restore the fundamental rights of the Rohingya, and fully cooperate with international justice mechanisms.</p>
By Human Rights Watch |
<p><a href="" target="_blank">Bangladesh</a>&nbsp;authorities have&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">quarantined 29 Rohingya refugees</a>&nbsp;without adequate access to aid on an&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">unstable silt island</a>&nbsp;in the Bay of Bengal, <a href="">Human Rights Watch</a> said today (5 May). The authorities&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">said that they are holding the refugees</a>, including 15 women and 5 children, who had been adrift at sea for over two months, on Bhasan Char to prevent a Covid-19 outbreak in the camps.</p>
By Thaweeporn Kummetha and Pinpaka Ngamsom |
<div>The boat people from the border between Myanmar and Bangladesh has become a hot potato among the Southeast Asian countries.&nbsp;Prachatai talked with Vivian Tan, the spokesperson of the the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Regional Office in Bangkok, about the role of UNHCR in the issue. &nbsp;</div> <p></p>
<p>(Bangkok, 29 August 2012) The Government of Bangladesh should initiate dialogue with the protesting students, rather using force to meet their grievance, said the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), a regional human rights organization representing 49 Non Government Organizations across Asia.</p>
By Human Rights Watch |
<p><em>Children Among Those Facing Forced Return on World Refugee Day</em></p> <p>(New York, June 20, 2012) &ndash; The government of <a href="">Bangladesh </a>should stop forcibly returning ethnic Rohingya fleeing sectarian violence back to <a href="">Burma</a>, Human Rights Watch said today. At least 18 Rohingya asylum seekers, including three young children, are in immediate danger of being forcibly returned to Burma on World Refugee Day, June 20.</p>
<p>On 27 Jan, Bangladesh garment workers demanded that their government table proposed amendments to the Labour Law in the current session of Parliament and pass it. Otherwise, they announced that they would go to greater struggle.</p>