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Terror among Rohingya to return to Myanmar :UN

Terror among Rohingya to return to Myanmar :UN

United Nations, Nov 14 (UNI) There is 'terror and panic' among Rohingya refugees in southern Bangladesh, who are at imminent risk of being returned to Myanmar against their will, the United Nations top human rights official has said, warning that the returns would seriously endanger the lives of those sent back.

According to the UN human rights office (OHCHR), some of the refugees have threatened suicide, if they are forced to return, and two elderly men in Cox’s Bazar have already attempted suicide.

Michelle Bachelet, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, underlined that with 'complete lack of accountability' and ongoing violations in Myanmar, repatriations effectively means 'throwing back' the refugees into the same cycle of human rights violations that they 'have been suffering for decades.'

There are plans for the repatriation of more than 2,200 Rohingya refugees to Myanmar.

However, refugees have stated repeatedly that they do not wish to return under current conditions, OHCHR added. In addition, several families apparently listed for return are headed by women or children, placing them at heightened risk.

Ms Bachelet also stressed that forcibly expelling or returning refugees is a 'clear violation of the core legal principle of non-refoulment,' which forbids repatriation where there are threats of persecution or serious risks to the life, physical integrity or liberty.

Any returns must take place in line with international standards of voluntariness, safety and dignity, with full transparency, and only when the conditions are right, added Ms Bachelet.

The UN human rights chief also called on the Government of Myanmar to show its seriousness in creating the conditions for return by addressing the root causes of the crisis in Rakhine state.

Since late August 2017, widespread and systematic violence against Myanmar’s mainly-Muslim minority Rohingya, has forced hundreds of thousands to flee their homes in Rakhine state and seek refuge across the country’s border, in Bangladesh. Prior to that, well over 200,000 Rohingya refugees were sheltering in Bangladesh due to earlier displacements.

“The history of the Rohingya in Myanmar is one filled with repeated episodes of violence, flight and return,” said Ms Bachelet, calling on the international community “to speak with one voice to stop this cycle from repeating itself yet again.”

According to estimates, there are some 925,000 Rohingya refugees sheltering in Bangladesh, most of them in the district of Cox’s Bazar, once an idyllic coastal town, transformed into the largest refugee settlement in the world, in just a matter of months.

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