• Friday, August 19, 2022

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Rohingya protest for ‘justice’ on crackdown anniversary

By: Sarwar Alam

Tens of thousands of Rohingya refugees staged angry protests for “justice” on Saturday (25) on the first anniversary of a Myanmar military crackdown that sparked a mass exodus to camps in Bangladesh. Many wept as they recalled the brutal killings and rapes inflicted on the Muslim minority last year as 700,000 fled across the border. The biggest refugee camp in the world is rigidly controlled by Bangladesh authorities and the peaceful but charged Rohingya marches and rallies seen there were unprecedented. A local police chief, Abul Khair, told AFP an estimated 40,000 refugees attended marches and rallies across the camps. “We are Rohingya,…

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